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The 21st minute of a game Sweden were destined to lose. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, from his deep-lying starting point, sets off on a brisk counter attack. He has two Ukrainian defenders ahead of him and Markus Rosenberg to his left. As one, the pub I watched the game in cried ‘give it’. A simple throughball would split the central defensive pairing in two and set the striker free to bear down on goal.

<b>Karim Benzema : </b> Linked up effectively with Nasri and Ribery and held the ball up well. Could perhaps have attacked the six-yard box more aggressively when the French looked to cross. A few decent long-range efforts. 7

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