England defender Leighton Baines paid tribute to Zlatan Ibrahimovic after he stole the show in Sweden's 4-2 friendly win over England.Ibrahimovic scored all four of Sweden's goals in Wednesday's friendly in Solna, including a spectacular overhead kick for the fourth.
England manager Roy Hodgson is refusing to blame goalkeeper Joe Hart for his role in the Three Lions' 4-2 defeat to Sweden.Hodgson said pointing the finger at his goalkeeper would be too easy, insisting that it does not matter whose fault the 'extraordinary' goal was.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic netted four goals, including a stunning fourth as Sweden came from behind to claim a 4-2 victory England in Stockholm.Roy Hodgson handed debuts to three men with Steven Caulker, Leon Osman and Raheem Sterling all featuring, while captain Steven Gerrard became only the sixth man to win 100 England caps.
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic sees Steven Gerrard as unlike any other English other player ahead of the Liverpool star's 100th England cap.Sweden will attempt to nullify the 32-year-old on his landmark appearance when Erik Hamren's side welcome England in a friendly in Stockholm on Wednesday.
England will be looking to finish the year on a high when they travel to Sweden for an international friendly on Wednesday.Roy Hodgson's side have enjoyed a successful 2012, despite crashing out at the quarter-final stage of the European Championships in June to Italy.
England striker Daniel Sturridge is hoping to repay the faith shown in him by Roy Hodgson when the Three Lions take on Sweden on Wednesday.The 23-year-old has not started a Premier League match since May, with Fernando Torres being favoured in a lone striking berth by Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo.
Steven Gerrard will travel with England ahead of Wednesday's friendly against Sweden following a scan on a minor knee injury.There had been fears that the 32-year-old would miss the clash after taking a knock to his knee during Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.
Everton midfielder Leon Osman never gave up hope of receiving an England call-up.The 31-year-old was announced as part of Roy Hodgson's 23-man squad for Wednesday's friendly clash with Sweden in Stockholm.
Steven Gerrard will undergo scans on a knee injury ahead of England's friendly against Sweden on Wednesday.Roy Hodgson's squad has already been hit by a swathe of casualties from the weekend's action, with Wayne Rooney, Aaron Lennon, Theo Walcott, Jonjo Shelvey and Kyle Walker all pulling out.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has earned an England recall for their friendly against Sweden on Wednesday.Wilshere has not featured for his country for over a year following a long spell on the sidelines with ankle and knee injuries, but returned to action for Arsenal last month.
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|15-11||Hodgson refuses to blame Hart|
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|12-11||Sturridge ready to reward Hodgson|
|12-11||Gerrard cleared for Sweden friendly|
|12-11||Osman takes England selection in his stride|
|12-11||Gerrard to have scans ahead of Sweden tie|
|08-11||Wilshere, Osman included in England squad|