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Ibrahimovic scores all of Sweden’s goals in brilliant individual display as England beaten 4-2 in friendly

<p><b>June 17, 1992: Sweden 2 England 1, European Championship finals group stage</b></p>
England were dumped out of Euro 92 by the host nation after surrendering a lead in their final group match. David Platt put Graham Taylor's men ahead but Sweden hit back through Jan Eriksson. Taylor controversially and bizarrely took Gary Lineker off and Tomas Brolin netted a famous winner.

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England travel to Stockholm to face Sweden in a friendly tonight.

Daniel Sturridge is in the squad despite not being a Chelsea regular

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Excitement at the inclusion of Zaha and Sterling in Hodgson's squad must be tempered by the realities of Premier League life

Hodgson said that he had been given assurances by Wilfred Zaha
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England manager warns new boy Zaha he has no time for players with divided loyalties

James Lawton: In an age of such English austerity, don't reach for the champagne too soon

It is quite right to celebrate early indications that Wilfried Zaha may well be launching an international career for England in Stockholm tonight instead of listening to the overtures of the Ivory Coast, the land of his birth.

'Whatever you do, just don't call me an England legend'

A century of caps, captain for club and country, but Steven Gerrard remains his own harshest critic, writes Sam Wallace

No ulterior motive to Wilfried Zaha call-up, says Roy Hodgson

England manager Roy Hodgson has denied he has called up rising star Wilfried Zaha in an attempt to persuade him to shun Ivory Coast.

Wilfried Zaha is in superb form for Championship leaders Palace

Wilfried Zaha rejects chance to play in African cup of nations

England new boy turns down Ivory Coast offer to join squad for January tournament

Round-up: Ian Holloway backs Wilfried Zaha to shine

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has tipped Wilfried Zaha to make the most of his shock call-up to the England squad.

Steven Gerrard to undergo precautionary scan on knee injury

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard will undergo a precautionary scan on a knee injury this afternoon, the Football Association has confirmed.

Security guard 'shoots himself' dead at Swedish prime minister's home

A security guard at Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's residence was killed by a bullet fired from his own gun today in what police said was being investigated as a suicide or accidental shooting.

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has expressed concern over his call-up to the England squad for next week's friendly with Sweden, saying “maybe it is a bit too soon.”

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Arsene Wenger woe as England force hand over Jack Wilshere

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