Sweden v Paraguay, 15 June 2006

Score1-0 to Sweden
RefereeMichel Lubos
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals Group B
VenueBerliner Olympiastadion, Berlin
Attendance72,000
Kick-Off: 21:00 Local (20:00 BST) Assistant referees: Roman Slysko (Slovakia) Martin Balko (Slovakia) Fourth official: Jerome Damon (South Africa) Fifth official: Enock Molefe (South Africa) Man of the Match: Fredrik Ljungberg (Sweden) This was Sweden and Paraguay's third meeting. The first encounter was a 2-2 draw at the 1950 World Cup finals in Brazil. Paraguay won a friendly 2-1 in Stockholm in May 2002.

1  Sweden

Manager: Lars Lagerback

0  Paraguay

Manager: Anibal Ruiz

Goals:

Freddie Ljungberg 89 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson
Defender/Centre back Teddy Lucic
Defender/Centre back Olof Mellberg (captain)
Defender/Left back Erik Edman
Midfielder Kim Kallstrom
Midfielder Tobias Linderoth
Midfielder Freddie Ljungberg
Forward Henrik Larsson

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Aldo Bobadilla
Defender Julio Caceres
Defender Denis Caniza
Defender Carlos Gamarra (captain)
Defender Jorge Nunez
Defender/Midfielder Carlos Bonet
Defender/Midfielder Carlos Paredes
Defender/Midfielder Cristian Riveros
Forward Nelson Valdéz

Substitutions:

Marcus Allback for Zlatan Ibrahimović 46
Mattias Jonson for Christian Wilhelmsson 68
Johann Elmander for Kim Kallstrom 86

Substitutions:

Julio Dos Santos for Cristian Riveros 62
Dante López for Roque Santa Cruz 63
Edgar Barreto for Carlos Bonet 81

Cards:

Tobias Linderoth 14 Y
Teddy Lucic 48 Y
Marcus Allback 60 Y

Cards:

Denis Caniza 3 Y
Roberto Miguel Acuna 51 Y
Jorge Nunez 54 Y
Carlos Paredes 74 Y
Edgar Barreto 85 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper John Alvbage
Goalkeeper Rami Shaaban
Defender Petter Hansson
Defender Fredrik Stenman
Defender Karl Svensson
Defender/Midfielder Daniel Andersson
Midfielder Mattias Jonson
Midfielder Mikael Nilsson
Midfielder Anders Svensson
Forward Marcus Allback
Forward Johann Elmander

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Derlis Gomez
Goalkeeper Justo Villar
Defender Paulo da Silva
Defender Julio Manzur
Midfielder Edgar Barreto
Midfielder Julio Dos Santos
Midfielder Diego Gavilan
Midfielder Jose Montiel
Forward Nelson Cuevas
Forward Dante López

Comments:

This was Sweden's first win of 2006. Their last international victory was 3-1 success against Iceland in a World Cup qualifying match on 12 October 2005.

Comments:

This defeat means that Paraguay cannot qualify for the knockout stages. They had progressed in their last three appearances at the World Cup finals, with their last failure to go beyond the group stage being in 1958.