Qualifying round (Group 6) - 07/09/2010 - 17:00CET (18:00 local time) - Lovech Stadion - Lovech
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Bulgaria - Sweden 0-1 - 07/09/2010 - match page - Under-21 2011

Hamad seals top spot for Sweden

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 19.00CET
Bulgaria 0-1 Sweden
Jiloan Hamad's last-gasp decider cemented the visitors' place at the Group 6 summit, earning them a play-off berth.
Hamad seals top spot for Sweden
Jörgen Lennartsson’s side booked themselves a place in the play-offs ©Bildbyrån
 

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BulgariaSweden

Goals scored0
1
Yellow cards3
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Goal attempts2
 
4
Attempts off target2
 
6
Corners2
 
9
Fouls committed17
 
15

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Published: Tuesday 7 September 2010, 19.00CET

Hamad seals top spot for Sweden

Bulgaria 0-1 Sweden
Jiloan Hamad's last-gasp decider cemented the visitors' place at the Group 6 summit, earning them a play-off berth.

Sweden will take their place in the 2011 UEFA European Under-21 Championship play-offs after Jiloan Hamad's last-gasp winner cemented their place at the top of qualifying Group 6.

With Israel overcoming Montenegro elsewhere in the section, Sweden had to avoid defeat away against the bottom team to guarantee top spot. They ultimately grabbed all three points when Hamad capped the visitors' dominant display with an instinctive finish in the 90th minute, the midfielder ensuring the Scandinavian side ended group duties with a sixth win in eight outings.

Jörgen Lennartsson's visitors were rarely troubled in Lovech, though they struggled to make the breakthrough that would have calmed any nerves. Ultimately, it took a substitute to make the difference, Hamad reacting quickest to a rebound in the box after a cross from the left had taken a deflection. The Malmö FF man finished in style with a decisive finish into the far corner.

Last updated: 07/09/10 18.55CET

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