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Sweden beat Liechtenstein 3-0 to remain top of group F

VADUZ, Oct 13 (Reuters) Goals by midfielders Fredrik Ljungberg, Christian Wilhelmsson and Anders Svensson earned Sweden a 3-0 win over Liechtenstein in their Euro 2008 qualifying match today.

The victory put Sweden on 22 points at the top of Group F after nine matches with second-placed Spain trailing by three points but with the chance to close the gap as they were playing Denmark and leading 2-0 at halftime.

Skipper Ljungberg, who was later replaced by Kim Kallstrom because of injury concerns, opened the scoring on 19 minutes with a calm finish after a neat backflick pass by striker Marcus Allback.

Wilhelmsson made it 2-0 10 minutes later with a fine dribbling effort, beating two defenders before unleashing a well-placed low shot.

Eleven minutes into the second half Svensson picked up a stray Liechtenstein pass and shot home past an unsighted keeper.

Liechtenstein remain bottom of the group with four points from 10 games.

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Story first published: Sunday, October 14, 2007, 1:32 [IST]
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