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Tuesday, 25 June, 2002, 17:55 GMT 18:55 UK

SWEDEN

Saints sign Swedish defender
Southampton complete the signing of Swedish international defender Michael Svensson.

Sweden pinpoint posts
Sweden's newspapers blame their 2-1 defeat to Senegal and subsequent World Cup exit on the goal posts at the Oita stadium.

Swedish pair ponder retirement
Swedish defenders Patrik Andersson and Johan Mjallby could follow Henrik Larsson by quitting international football.

Larsson quits world stage
Sweden striker Henrik Larsson says he has played his last game of international football.

Golden day for Senegal
Henri Camara's golden goal gives Senegal a dramatic 2-1 win over Sweden and a place in the last eight.

Sweden rue misses
Swedish coach Lars Lagerback blames a host of missed chances for their defeat by Senegal.

Clockwatch: Sweden 1-2 Senegal (aet)
Henri Camara's golden goal gives Senegal a 2-1 win against Sweden after his first-half strike cancels out Henrik Larsson's early header.

Hero Camara keeps cool
Senegal's two-goal hero Henri Camara says the 2-1 second-round victory over Sweden was no surprise.

Andersson returning home
Injured Sweden captain Patrik Andersson is ruled out of the rest of the World Cup and is set to fly home.

Swedes toast 'miracle'
In a World Cup full of surprises, the Swedish press is enjoying what it considers to be the biggest shock of them all.

Sweden send Argentina packing
Sweden hang on for a 1-1 draw to reach the last 16 - and knock Argentina out of the World Cup.

Hedman hails heroes
Sweden goalkeeper Magnus Hedman says his side have proved people wrong by topping Group F.

Batistuta's 'sad' retirement
Argentina striker Gabriel Batistuta says their early exit from the World Cup is a painful end to his international career.

Clockwatch: Sweden 1-1 Argentina
Sweden manage to hold on for a draw in Miyagi as Argentina become the latest big name to be knocked out of the World Cup.

Sweden tough it out
Sweden coach Lars Lagerback says his team deserved to beat Nigeria after a 'hard' Group F game.

Mjallby questions England's penalty
Sweden's Johan Mjallby says England's penalty against Argentina was dubious - and is disappointed by the result.

Swedes knock out Nigeria
Striker Henrik Larsson scores twice as Sweden beat Nigeria 2-1 to send the Super Eagles crashing out of the World Cup.

Super Eagles to play on
Nigeria coach Adegboye Onigbinde says his team will play hard against England despite being eliminated from the World Cup.

Clockwatch: Sweden 2-1 Nigeria
All the latest action as Sweden come from behind to beat Nigeria in Kobe.

Sweden's spy impressed
Sweden team spy Thomas Lyth makes his report on the Super Eagles, admitting he is impressed by their spirit and teamwork.

Critics turn on coaches
Sweden coaches Lars Lagerback and Tommy Soderberg are riduculed for their "tactical triumph" in the 1-1 draw against England.

Hedman eyes Coventry exit
Sweden goalkeeper Magnus Hedman is unsure whether he will stay at Coventry after the World Cup.

Kanu doubt to face Sweden
Nwankwo Kanu may not make Nigeria's next game against Sweden after being injured against Argentina.

Axed Svensson reveals shock
Sweden midfielder Anders Svensson locked himself in his room after being axed from the starting team against England.

Swedes satisfied with start
Sweden's co-coach Lars Lagerback has mixed feelings in the wake of his side's 1-1 draw with England.

Mills shoulders blame
England right-back Danny Mills assumes responsibility for Sweden's equaliser in the 1-1 draw.

Sweden hold drab England
Niclas Alexandersson cancels out Sol Campbell's opener as ragged England hold on for a 1-1 draw.

The World Cup stats
Statistical analysis of Sweden's performance in the finals.

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