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Sweden training ahead of key England game
Posted Thursday, June 14, 2012 by SNTV


Sweden held an open training session ahead of their crucial Euro 2012 Group D game with England.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic trained for part of the session despite nursing a sore thigh from the opening loss to Ukraine.


Swedish football fans get a treat in Ukraine.

Their team hold an open training session at Dynamo stadium in Kiev ahead of their crucial Euro 2012 Group D game against England.

Sweden need to shore up a shaky defence and vulnerabilities in the air ahead of Friday's match, which has turned into a must-win situation for the Swedes after a 2-1 loss against Ukraine on Monday.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic should be fit to play against England despite missing some of Sweden's open training session because of a sore thigh.

He had his left thigh bandaged as he took part in light warmup exercises in front of about 2,000 fans, and then spent the rest of the one-hour session watching his teammates do finishing drills.

Sweden spokesman Hans Hultman says Ibrahimovic took a blow to his thigh during the 2-1 loss to Ukraine, but insisted that "there is absolutely no risk" that he'll miss Friday's game.

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    2008SpainGermanyRussia / Turkey
    2004GreecePortugalNetherlands / Czech Republic
    2000FranceItalyNetherlands / Portugal
    1996GermanyCzech RepublicFrance / England
    1992DenmarkGermanyNetherlands / Sweden
    1988NetherlandsSoviet UnionItaly / West Germany
    1984FranceSpainDenmark / Portugal
    1980West GermanyBelgiumCzechoslovakia
    1976CzechoslovakiaWest GermanyNetherlands
    1972West GermanySoviet UnionBelgium
    1964SpainSoviet UnionHungary
    1960Soviet UnionYugoslaviaCzechoslovakia