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Sweden 2-2 England
Tuesday, 20 June 2006




A Swedish fan sports a painted face

A Swedish fan appears nervous at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne as the vital match gets underway

The Engtland players line up for the anthems

The players eventually enter ther arena and prepare for 90 minutes that will ultimately decide the Group B placings

Michael Owen receives treatment

England are stunned in the opening minute as Michael Owen is stretchered off after injuring his knee with an awkward slip

Sweden's Freddie Ljungberg is shadowed by England's Owen Hargreaves

Sweden's Freddie Ljungberg is shadowed by Owen Hargreaves who looks composed in his role during the opening half hour

John Terry clears the ball from Sweden's Henrik Larsson

After the shock of losing Owen through injury England have to soak up a series of dangerous Swedish attacks

Joe Cole unleashes a cracking 35-yard shot into the net

England step up the pace and take the lead through Joe Cole's superb 35-yard shot that gives the keeper no chance

Joe Cole is congratulated by England captain David Beckham

Cole's incredible 34th-minute strike is greeted with wild celebrations from his England team-mates and captain

Sweden's Marcus Allback heads the ball beyond Paul Robinson

Marcus Allback punishes some poor English defence - cleverly heading the ball beyond Paul Robinson in the 51st minute

Allback celebrates his equaliser

Allback celebrates his equaliser as England look to shore up what appears to be a defence struggling with set pieces

The England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson looks on from the bench

The England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson looks bemused as his side fail to make an impact following the Swedish goal

England's Wayne Rooney is replaced by Steven Gerrard

After a bright start to the match Wayne Rooney begins to flag and is replaced by Steven Gerrard in the 69th minute

Gerrard heads in England's second goal

Gerrard scores his second goal of the World Cup as he powers in a header from Joe Cole's cross in the 85th minute

Henrik Larsson celebrates after scoring the late equaliser for Sweden

England's suspect defence fails to cope with late Swedish pressure allowing Henrik Larsson to scuff in the equaliser



GROUP B: HOW IT FINISHED

  PGDPTS
  England 3 3 7
  Sweden 3 1 5
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  Paraguay 3 0 3
  Trin & Tob 3 -4 1


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