Euro 2012: Sweden vs France

Sweden was already out of the tournament so could approach the game against France with a clear head. France was not 100% sure yet it would go through, but played as if they were already champions of Europe. Arrogant, sloppy and without haste. The Swedes played unleashed and this allowed Zlatan to finally show off his talent with a beautiful goal. To rub salt into the French wounds the Swedes scored a second goal and go home wih their heads held high. France will play Spain in the quarter finals. [38 photos total]

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Sweden soccer fans before march to the stadium for their team's Euro 2012 match in central Kiev (ANATOLII STEPANOV/REUTERS) #
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France's soccer fan cheers before the Group D Euro 2012 soccer match between Sweden and France at Olympic stadium in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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France's soccer fan cheers before the Group D Euro 2012 soccer match between Sweden and France at Olympic stadium in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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A Sweden's fan smiles as she waits for the start of their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's players pose for a team photo before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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France's players pose for a team photo before their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Sweden at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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France's Debuchy challenges Sweden's Olsson during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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France's Nasri grimasses after being fouled during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Sweden at Olympic stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Isaksson saves a shot nex to France's Ribery during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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France's Rami, Ribery and Ben Arfa attack Sweden's Ibrahimovic during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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France's Clichy fights for the ball with Sweden's Ibrahimovic during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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France's Rami kicks ball next to Sweden's Toivonen during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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France's goalkeeper Lloris comforts Sweden's Toivonen after he failed to score goal during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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France's Benzema looks on as Sweden's Kallstrom jumps for header during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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France's Ribery tackles Sweden's Mellberg during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's players drink water during medical attention for France's Nasri at their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Toivonen looks at the ball as he fails to score against France during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Isaksson makes a save during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Ibrahimovic scores goal past France's Mexes and goalkeeper Lloris during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at Olympic stadium in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Ibrahimovic scores a goal past France's Mexes during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris fails to save a goal by Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Ibrahimovic celebrates after scoring a goal against France during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Ibrahimovic celebrates with team mates after scoring a goal against France during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Ibrahimovic controls the ball next to France's Clichy during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson makes a save during the Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic is challenged by France's Adil Rami during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Larsson challenges France's Ribery during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match in Kiev (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Isaksson watches as France's Giroud goes for a header during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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France's Benzema and Ribery react next to Sweden's goalkeeper Isaksson during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Larsson scores a goal against France during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Larsson celebrates with Ibrahimovic after scoring a goal against France's Hugo Lloris (R) during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Sebastian Larsson celebrates after scoring their second goal against France during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's team players celebrate second goal during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at Olympic stadium in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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France's players react after Sweden's second goal during their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match in Kiev (DARREN STAPLES/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's Ibrahimovic reacts after winning their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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France's Ribery reacts after their lost Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Sweden at Olympic stadium in Kiev (ALEXANDER DEMIANCHUK/REUTERS) #
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Sweden's players celebrate at the end of their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against France at the Olympic stadium in Kiev (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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France's Diarra and Giroud walk off the pitch after their Group D Euro 2012 soccer match against Sweden at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev (CHARLES PLATIAU/REUTERS) #

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