Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany

Referee: Shamsul Maidin | Attendance: 65000

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Game 4

  • 93'

    Frustration for the Swedes, but plenty of stars for the outsiders - Hislop, Sancho, Lawrence, Yorke and Edwards were all outstanding to deny the Swedes.

  • 93'

    And the final whistle goes and the 10 men of Trinidad and Tobago are the heroes, holding Sweden to a draw

  • 93'

    Jonson's cross is charged down by Gray. Then Edwards leads T and T out of defence.

  • 93'

    Gray is back on and sprinting forwards. He crosses, but straight to Shaaban.

  • 92'

    Ljungberg's pass goes astray and it is starting to sum up Sweden's day.

  • 92'

    Gray is stretchered off and, for the meantime, they are down to nine men. Sweden, though, don't seem in a hurry.

  • 91'

    Some treatment for Gray as three additional minutes are signalled for T and T to hang out.

  • 90'

    Larsson, in his frustration, chops down Gray, and is booked.

  • 90'

    Glen holds it up at the corner flag - as well because none of his team-mates are near him.

  • 90'

    Larsson's flick-on almost falls for Ibrahimovic, but Sancho comes to T and T's rescue

  • 89'

    Now Birchall clears for T and T, on course for an unlikely point in their first World Cup match.

  • 88'

    Kallstrom finds Ibrahimovic whose well-struck shot whistles past the upright.

  • 87'

    Larsson is in space 30 yards out, but his shot goes safely wide.

  • 86'

    Fine cover from Yorke, another defensive hero for T and T, to keep out Larsson.

  • 85'

    Whitley dispossesses Jonson as he attempts to go down the right.

  • 85'

    Terrible corner from Alexandersson, cleared easily by T and T. The energetic Edwards gets a second attack away.

  • 84'

    Alexandersson takes, Lucic heads back and a sliding Whitley clears. Then a second cross goes to Lucic, whose header is cleared superbly by Sancho.

  • 83'

    Kallstrom has a shot that is deflected for a corner by the excellent Edwards.

  • 82'

    Jonson escapes down the right, slides the ball across the face of goal - and no one is there - then Larsson cuts in and Edwards makes a brilliant tackle.

  • 81'

    He does, along with Sancho. Yorke takes, Shaaban punches it away. Birchall puts in the second ball, but the offside flag is up.

  • 80'

    Cornell Glen wins T and T a corner. Will Lawrence come up?

  • 80'

    Great save from Hislop - a point-blank stop from Allback, played in delicately by Larsson.

  • 79'

    T and T get out of their half for a change as John chases a ball to the corner flag.

  • 78'

    A double change from the Swedes as they get desperate. Jonson and Kallstrom on, Wilhelmsson and Linderoth off.

  • 78'

    Ibrahimovic glides away from two and down the left, but the third man - Edwards - stops him well.

  • 77'

    Cyd Gray gets forward for once, but his cross is straight at Shaaban.

  • 76'

    Ljungberg and Edman combine, it comes to Allback whose shot from 20 yards is straight at Hislop.

  • 75'

    Frustrating for Sweden, who have failed to break down 10 men from perhaps the outsiders in the tournament. Hislop, meanwhile, is warned for perceived timewasting.

  • 74'

    Yorke is booked, probably for timewasting.

  • 73'

    Ljungberg finds Allback, who can't quite get power on his shot under pressure from the excellent Lawrence.

  • 72'

    Edwards crosses deep to the far post and John's looping header goes over.

  • 71'

    Twice, Lawrence is the man in the T and T box to clear and Whitley looks for Glen - Mellberg made an important challenge.

  • 71'

    Ljungberg chips forward for Ibrahimovic but Hislop comes out to claim well.

  • 69'

    Lawrence clears off the line after Larsson's chip forward brings Allback and Hislop into collision. And as the pressure mounts, Allback heads over the bar.

  • 68'

    Linderoth is down and the Sweden physios come on. Kallstrom appears to be getting some instructions on the bench.

  • 67'

    The corner is cleared and then Gray intercepts a Linderoth pass. When Larsson crosses, Sancho is in place to head away.

  • 66'

    Now Whitley does come on with Theobald going off - a straight swap in midfield.

  • 66'

    Alexandersson's pass is flicked on by Ibrahimovic and Wilhelmsson wins a corner for Sweden.

  • 65'

    Now Beenhakker looks as though he will bring on Aurtis Whitley - no shock if some of the 10 men are tiring.

  • 64'

    Lawrence heads a Sweden free kick away, but the European side still have the ball. Then Linderoth crosses and Ibrahimovic is penalised.

  • 64'

    Ljungberg beats Birchall and feeds it forward to Ibrahimovic, who is outnumbered and gets a throw.

  • 62'

    And Allback's first involvement is to bring down Theobold.

  • 62'

    Sweden bring on another forward - Marcus Allback for Anders Svensson.

  • 60'

    It's certainly warming up here with both teams looking for the win. Edman's deep cross drops over the back post.

  • 58'

    And at the other end, a superb save from Hislop to deny Ibrahimovic, who found space at the far post to swivel and hit a half-volley.

  • 58'

    Cornell Glen, from an acute angle, thumps his shot against the Sweden bar. Terrific strike and the 10 men almost took a shock lead.

  • 58'

    Edman crosses, Ibrahimovic leaps highest, but heads over the bar from about six yards

  • 58'

    Sweden can come forward, fairly easily until the enter the final third. Wilhelmsson picks out Ljungberg at the back post, Edwards is across well to cover.

  • 56'

    Edman advances forward. T and T clear, but they are being pegged back.

  • 56'

    Larsson rolls it in to Ljungberg, but the pass had just too much weight on it and the Arsenal man can't keep it in.

  • 55'

    Yorke is rather harshly penalised, but Sweden have a free kick 30 yards out on the right flank.

  • 54'

    Ljungberg tries to feed the ball through to Alexandersson on the angled run, but there was little margin for error there and Hislop claimed.

  • 53'

    Trinidad and Tobago make their change. Samuel goes off and on comes Cornell Glen. It looks like 4-3-2 for them now.

  • 52'

    Larsson, under pressure from Gray, gets in a shot, but Yorke clears.

  • 52'

    With 10 men, T and T have no width, so the Sweden full-backs can charge forward.

  • 51'

    Yorke is still trying to orchestrate proceedings for T and T from the base of midfield, and as he isn't picked up, he's the out ball.

  • 50'

    Birchall plays the ball up to Stern John, very much isolated in attack, but Sweden soon have the ball back.

  • 49'

    Leo Beenhakker looks to be readying Cornell Glen to come on.

  • 49'

    This will be a really tough 45 minutes for T and T now. Sweden are pushing forward at evey opportunity, though a poor touch by Ibrahimovic lets them down there.

  • 48'

    Edman drills it low, but the wall stands firm and T and T clear. Cyd Gray is now at left back, with Edwards dropping to right back.

  • 47'

    Wilhelmsson limps off for a bit of treatment. Larsson and Edman line up the free kick.

  • 46'

    Off! The first red card of the World Cup goes to Avery John. It's his second booking, and a reckless tackle on Ibrahimovic. A shame for T and T, but the left back can have no complaints.

  • 46'

    T and T start the second half. No changes here, but expect Sweden to be the more aggressive.

  • 45'

    Half time, and the newcomers are still level. Shaka Hislop has made a couple of fine saves and Sweden, though on top, have been frustrated.

  • 45'

    Ibrahimovic reaches Edman's deep cross but can't direct his header and that looks like Sweden's last chance of the half.

  • 45'

    Now Edwards goes for the audacious, meeting Samuel's cross with a header from the edge of the box that drops wide.

  • 45'

    Two additional minutes will be added on. Alexandersson does well to stop a deflected cross reaching Samuel.

  • 44'

    Birchall drills a shot wide from 25 yards - a sign he is trying to get forward to support the sole striker.

  • 44'

    Calm interception by Yorke, deep in his own box, as Svensson crosses.

  • 43'

    Edwards crosses to the far post, Stern John rises above Alexandersson, but he can't direct his header down at goal.

  • 42'

    Excellent effort from Ibrahimovic, a first-time shot from 20 yards that Hislop parries well.

  • 42'

    Mellberg's through ball is met by Lawrence. Then Yorke is penalised for a challenge on Linderoth.

  • 41'

    Wilhelmsson takes, Mellberg rises at the back post but heads wide. It may have come off Avery John, but it's a goal kick.

  • 40'

    Fierce strike from Wilhelmsson, well tipped over by Hislop. It was the end of a decent move, involving Larsson and Ljungberg.

  • 38'

    Birchall picks out Edwards, but his cross is headed out by Alexandersson at the far post.

  • 38'

    Ljungberg drifts out to the right, whips in a cross and a diving Larsson heads just wide.

  • 38'

    Wilhelmsson's low cross is cut out by Lawrence at the near post.

  • 37'

    Linderoth looks for Ljungberg. The giant Lawrence jumps to head away.

  • 36'

    John himself was hurt in that tackle, and needs some treatment.

  • 35'

    Ibrahimovic and Larsson complete a one-two, but then Avery John slides in with a fine tackle on the Juventus striker.

  • 34'

    Trinidad and Tobago are pegged in at their own corner flag. Sweden win the ball back, but go for the pass over the top, which is only working when they are on the counter attack.

  • 33'

    Yorke finds Edwards, who strikes his shot well from 30 yards - a diving Shaaban holds.

  • 32'

    A spell of possession for Sweden, who are well on top, but have only had a couple of chances worthy of the name.

  • 31'

    Linderoth's chip forward is just over-hit and the strikers can't reach it.

  • 30'

    Svensson gets in behind the defence to meet Linderoth's pass and, at full stretch, shoot over, but he was offside.

  • 29'

    Edwards' cross is blocked as T and T get forward, but it was a more promising attack, with others quick to join Stern John.

  • 28'

    A sharp volley for Ljungberg from a left-wing cross from Edman, but he can't keep it down.

  • 28'

    Ibrahimovic moves out to the right this time. He tries a deft chip to Larsson. Lawrence reads it well.

  • 28'

    Samuel gets forward to cross, but only as far as Mellberg at the near post.

  • 27'

    Wilhelmsson, swapping flanks throughout, pops up on the right, but to no great effect this time.

  • 26'

    Free kick for T and T 40 yards out. Samuel wins the header but Sweden win the second ball.

  • 25'

    Edwards slides in well to stop Edman, but Sweden get the throw. Ljungberg crosses and a backpedalling Larsson can't control his header.

  • 24'

    Now Stern John wins a header from an Avery John cross, but there's no one there to meet it.

  • 24'

    Stern John controls a high pass, but he has little support and Lucic regains possession.

  • 23'

    Ljungberg and Svensson link up well, the former beats Yorke, but Theobald comes over to tidy up.

  • 22'

    Larsson picks out Ibrahimovic on the right. He plays a cross which Larsson, arriving in the box, is inches away from converting with an oustretched foot. Good counter-attack.

  • 22'

    Avery John's cross is easy for the Sweden defence to clear. The speedy Samuel then wins a throw.

  • 21'

    Alexandersson takes the corner and again Yorke is in position to head away. He's certainly done his fair share of defending so far.

  • 21'

    Ljungberg looks for Ibrahimovic. Sancho is across to cover, but at the cost of a corner.

  • 20'

    Birhcall finds Stern John on the counter, then it goes to Theobald, but he is crowded out.

  • 19'

    Edman goes for the long throw, but Yorke heads away.

  • 18'

    Yorke is sitting deep, anchoring the midfield for T and T, who have a numerical advantage in the middle, and are looking to go down the flanks.

  • 18'

    Ljungberg advances down the left for Sweden and then crashes into Hislop when the keeper comes out to claim.

  • 16'

    Gray beats Larsson in the air, but he has to pass back to Hislop, who clears.

  • 16'

    Ibrahimovic goes for the spectacular, an overhead kick that drops just wide from Lucic's cross. The chance came from a Wilhelmsson run before he was halted by a crude challenge from Avery John - yellow card.

  • 15'

    Alexandersson comes across to take. Avery John clears at the near post.

  • 14'

    Ibrahimovic looks for Ljungberg in the box. Cyd Gray intercepts and concedes a corner.

  • 13'

    Mellberg's speculative effort from 35 yards goes some way over.

  • 13'

    Birchall loses his footing, not the first player to do so on the surface.

  • 12'

    Ljungberg miscues when Ibrahimovic supplies a shooting pass by beating Avery John and crossing.

  • 11'

    Edwards chips a cross to the back post to Samuel, who looks for Stern John. Mellberg intercepts.

  • 11'

    Alexandersson is getting forward regularly from right back, a sign that he prefers to play on the wing.

  • 9'

    Wasted pass from Linderoth, over-hit and to no one.

  • 9'

    Yorke finds Stern John, who plays in Samuel. Alexandersson robs him with a tough tackle.

  • 8'

    Two decent tackles from Yorke on Ljungberg and Edman as Sweden come forward.

  • 8'

    Kelvin Jack is spotted on the bench with an ice pack on his leg and a towel on his header. The former is more likely to relate to the injury.

  • 7'

    Samuel can't control a quick throw from Edwards and a move breaks down.

  • 7'

    Ibrahimovic gets in a shot from an acute angle, but he handled Wilhelmsson's pass first.

  • 6'

    Yorke takes it but Shaaban comes and claims well.

  • 6'

    Stern John wins T and T a free kick - some relief for them after a tough couple of minutes.

  • 5'

    Larsson is behind the free kick - he strikes it well and it flies inches past the far post. Good strike.

  • 4'

    Good clearance from Avery John, then Sancho dives in bravely on Ibrahimovic. Then John flies in on Ljungberg and Sweden have a free kick on the edge of the box.

  • 3'

    Avery John catches Ibrahimovic, but no free kick is given.

  • 3'

    The decidedly rapid Samuel relieves the pressure for T and T on the counter attack.

  • 2'

    Alexandersson takes, Hislop comes to claim and misses, Ibrahimovic gets in the volley, but Theobald can block.

  • 2'

    An early corner for Sweden, won by Henrik Larsson and taken by Alexandersson. Yorke clears for another corner.

  • 1'

    Sweden kick off and Yorke up front for T and T, has an early sight of the penalty box before Mellberg clears.


    A late change for T and T - Shaka Hislop is in goal and not Kelvin Jack.


    Dwight Yorke leads out T and T for their first World Cup game. Sweden give a debut to Rami Shaaban, briefly of Arsenal.


    The teams are in for the second game in Group B - no Marvin Andrews for TaT. The game kicks off at 5pm Uk time. Trinidad and Tobago: Jack, Avery John, Sancho, Lawrence, Gray, Birchall, Edwards, Theobald, Samuel, Stern John, Yorke. Subs: Andrews, Charles, Cox, Glen, Hislop, Ince, Jones, Latapy, Scotland, Whitley, Wise, Wolfe. Sweden: Shaaban, Linderoth, Mellberg, Lucic, Edman, Ljungberg, Alexandersson, Anders Svensson, Wilhelmsson, Ibrahimovic, Larsson. Subs: Allback, Alvbage, Andersson,

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Trinidad and Tobago

  • 6(1)

  • -

  • 10

  • 46%


  • Sweden

  • 25(6)

  • -

  • 8

Trinidad and Tobago

POS No Name


1 Shaka Hislop


3 Avery John


5 Brent Sancho


6 Dennis Lawrence


8 Cyd Gray


7 Chris Birchall


11 Carlos Edwards


18 Densill Theobald
9 Aurtis Whitley


12 Collin Samuel
13 Cornell Glen


14 Stern John


19 Dwight Yorke
POS No Name
G 21 Kelvin Jack
G 22 Clayton Ince
D 2 Ian Cox
D 4 Marvin Andrews
D 17 Atiba Charles
M 9 Aurtis Whitley
M 23 Anthony Wolfe
F 10 Russell Latapy
F 13 Cornell Glen
F 15 Kenwyne Jones
F 16 Evans Wise
F 20 Jason Scotland

Match Stats

  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Sweden
6(1) Shots (on goal) 25(6)
10 Fouls 8
1 Corner kicks 8
1 Offsides 2
46% Time of Possession 54%
2 Yellow Cards 1
1 Red Cards 0
7 Saves 1

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