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Last Updated: Friday, 21 May, 2004, 12:13 GMT 13:13 UK
How they qualified: Sweden
Sweden topped Group Four despite a stuttering start to their campaign.

SWEDEN'S ROUTE TO EURO 2004
Sweden's Olof Mellberg
Results
07.09.02: Latvia (a) 0-0
12.10.02: Hungary (h) 1-1
02.04.03: Hungary (a) 2-1
07.06.03: San Marino (a) 6-0
11.06.03: Poland (h) 3-0
06.09.03: San Marino (h) 5-0
10.09.03: Poland (a) 2-0
11.10.03: Latvia (a) 0-1

The Swedes drew their opener away to Latvia and then needed a last-gasp Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal to save them from defeat at home to Hungary.

However, the side coached by Lars Lagerback and Tommy Soderberg, began a five-match winning streak with a revenge victory over the Hungarians.

Striker Marcus Allback's brace proved to be enough for victory.

A comprehensive win over San Marino followed, before they saw off much-fancied Poland during a profitable week.

With Latvia now the Scandinavians only major challengers, it was up to Sweden to avoid stumbling over the final hurdles.

A win at home to San Marino kept them at the top of the table and meant success away to Poland later that week would be enough to secure qualification.

First-half goals from Mikael Nilsson and Olof Mellberg gave Sweden the win they needed.

Latvia beat the table-toppers in the final group game, but by then it was academic for the Swedes.

GROUP FOUR TABLE
Team P W D L GF GAPts
Sweden 8 5 2 1 19 3 17
Latvia 8 5 1 2 10 6 16
Poland 8 4 1 3 11 7 13
Hungary 8 3 2 3 15 9 11
San Marino 8 0 0 8 0 30 0





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