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Sweden 4-2 England
Roy Hodgson admitted he had witnessed a spectacular one-man display as Zlatan Ibrahimovic stunned England.
Paris St-Germain striker Ibrahimovic scored all four of Sweden’s goals as they recorded a 4-2 win on the night of Steven Gerrard’s 100th international appearance.
The Swedish captain’s fourth goal was a stunning overhead kick from distance to complete a comeback after England had recovered from going behind to lead through Danny Welbeck and Steven Caulker strikes.
However, Three Lions Manager Hodgson conceded: “There is no doubt Zlatan’s fourth goal was really something extraordinary and that put the tin lid on the game. But it was the second and third goals that cost us victory.
“I thought for 70 minutes or so we were playing very well and deserved to be leading, but I was quite anxious to take a look at a few players and maybe the changes at the end and the second goal gave them more initiative and we ended up losing.
“But there were a lot of positives to take from it. I thought during the 90 minutes or so today we did some very good things.”
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Sweden and England met up in an international friendly on Wednesday at Sweden’s new national stadium, and the home squad came away with a 4-2 victory, thanks to striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s quartet of goals. If you happened to be watching this match you might have thought that Ibrahimovic’s third goal, scored on a gorgeous free kick, might have been the best one of the day...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic need not apologize to Michael Bradley. He won the award for “Best Goal in a Midweek International Soccer Game” fair and square.
The Swedish striker buried England’s hopes for victory with four goals, but it was his last one, an out-of-this-world bicycle-kick, which makes us beam with delight.
With Sweden leading 3-2 in second-half stoppage time, Ibrahimovic chased...
Ibracadabra. Ibrahimagique. Goal from the Gods.
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the toast of the football world - and newspaper headlines - on Thursday after scoring with a magical bicycle kick from 30 yards out in a friendly match against England.
The debate is on: Was it the greatest goal of the year? Of this century? Of all time?
Ibrahimovic's acrobatic strike certainly...
Here on Outside the Boxscore, we have shown you some impressive soccer goals but Sweden's
Zlatan Ibrahimovic put together a bicycle kick for the ages in a friendly against England.
Nearing the end of the second half with Sweden up 3-2, English goalie Joe Hart attempted to clear the ball out of his zone but ended up heading it right to Zlatan.
Watch as Ibrahimovic scores...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored what might have been the best goal of his great soccer career on Wednesday in an international friendly between Sweden and England. In the waning moments of the game, Ibrahimovic took a header from England’s goalkeeper and scored one of the longest and most brilliant bicycle kicks you’re ever likely to see.
Imbrahimovic scored all four of Sweden’s...
Check out Swedish player Zlatan Ibrahimovic's unbelievable bicycle
goal vs. England yesterday. Sweden went on to beat the English 4-2 on 4
goals from Ibrahimovic. Screw the hat trick 4 goals is better than
three anyday. What an unbelievable performance from the Swede and a
nomination for goal of the year in all of soccer. Just can't get over
You may have already seen the long-range bicycle kick goal from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Sweden's 4-2 victory over England on Wednesday. But, it's worth watching again. And again. And again.
Here it is:
Check out multiple GIFs of the goal at The Last Angry Fan.
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Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes Steven Gerrard has qualities that set him apart from other English players.
The pair will shake hands ahead of Gerrard’s 100th England cap in Stockholm’s Rasunda Stadium on Wednesday night.
And Ibrahimovic admits he is full of respect for his fellow international skipper.
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