Radja Nainggolan’s fine strike gave Belgium a 1-0 win over Sweden in Nice.

Sweden 0 Belgium 1 La Fin. In France, the country where Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won so many hearts as he played out the last few years of his career i(...)

Éder scored Italy’s late winner against Sweden. Photograph: Epa

Italy 1 Sweden 0 In the end, there was something fitting somehow that the breakthrough came from a throw in. This was no classic clash but this tourn(...)

Jeff Hendrick has a shot saved during the Group E Euro 2016 match against Sweden at Stade de France. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters.

Martin O’Neill says that Jonathan Walters is now “pretty doubtful” for Saturday’s game against Belgium in Bordeaux, with the striker still suffering t(...)

Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t hide against the Republic of Ireland. He never does. Photo: Getty Images

As Zlatan Ibrahimovic surveyed the scene before kick off he appeared to give a little nod, as if to approve this arena and occasion worthy of his pres(...)

Republic of Ireland’s Wes Hoolahan opens the scoring in the Euro 2016 Group E match against Sweden at Stade de France in Paris. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters/Livepic

Sweden 1 Republic of Ireland 1 In a week’s time the Irish might well be looking back on this, a game they led but drew, and wondering what might have(...)

Jeff Hendrick sees his effort rattle off the crossbar. Photograph: Epa

HT: Republic of Ireland 0 Sweden 0 Ireland’s Euro 2016 campaign began with a dominant first half performance against Sweden at the Stade de France. (...)

Wes Hoolahan will start for the Republic of Ireland in the Group E opener against Sweden at Stade de France. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Martin O’Neill has urged his team to “get on the ball” against Sweden after he backed up his claim that Ireland would look to win their opening game o(...)

Sweden manager Erik Hamren: “One victory might be enough, so the winner between us and Ireland is important. It’s a key game.”  Photo: Getty Images

For four long years Erik Hamren and Sweden have been waiting for a chance to redeem themselves after a disastrous Euro 2012. Unfortunately for them, t(...)

Swedish forward John Guidetti vies with Slovenia defender Nejc Skubic during the friendly match  at Swedbank stadium in Malmo. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden 0 Slovenia 0 Sweden missed the influence of captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was resting a sore calf muscle, as they struggled to create chance(...)

Oscar Lewicki , seen above tackling Bernardo Silva of Portugal, was an integral part of the Swedish under-21 team that won last year’s European Championship. Photograph: Getty

Prospects Erik Hamren’s side are in much the same boat as Martin O’Neill’s although he does have the advantage of a superstar striker, something th(...)

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