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Sweden take on Belgium in their final must win game of the group stages at the Stade de Nice on Wednesday (22 June).

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 8pm BST. Live TV coverage of the game in the UK is available on ITV 4. Radio commentary is available on BBC Radio 5 live. Live TV coverage in India is available on Sony Six and Sony ESPN, with mobile and online coverage available on SonyLiv. Kick-off is at 12.30am IST (Thursday).

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Sweden's final group game at the 2016 Euros could also be Zlatan Ibrahimovic's last game for his country after the striker announced his international retirement ahead of their clash against Belgium. The Swedes have to beat the World No 2 team in order to have a chance of progressing to the Round of 16.

Much of the focus is going to centre on Ibrahimovic and he is likely want to go out with a bang. If he fires, then he will get to play at least one more match for his national team. Sweden have not looked convincing in their games against the Republic of Ireland and Italy and will face a difficult task against Belgium, who rediscovered their form against the Irishmen in their previous clash.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced his international retirement post Sweden's campaign at Euro 2016 Getty

Belgium also are not guaranteed a place in the next round and need at least a point to ensure they finish in the second place. Marc Wilmots' side recovered from a poor performance in their opening 2-0 loss to Italy to put the Republic of Ireland to the sword in their second game. They will be keen to continue their momentum into the knockout phase of the competition. Romelu Lukaku is back among the goals, which will bode well for the rest of the tournament, while Kevin de Bruyne and Eden Hazard also showed glimpses of form during their win over the Irishmen.

Belgium lead the head-to-head record between the two nations 8-4, but their last meeting was an international friendly in 2014 which the Belgians won 2-0.


  • Draw

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Sweden win: 15/4
  • Draw: 23/10
  • Belgium win: 5/6

What manager's say

Erik Hamren (Sweden): Zlatan means a lot to us, as he's shown in the past. In qualifying he decided most of our games; he's a big part of our attack but he can't do it alone. We have to be better in our offence as a team.

Should we start the game on the attack and risk conceding or start out more carefully? That's something I have a little bit more time to figure out how exactly to balance, but we need to respect Belgium. They have a very strong attack and a couple of individual players who are very skilful. We have to stop them. If we can do that we will also create chances ourselves.

Marc Wilmots (Belgium): Zlatan could be a danger because it is perhaps his final game and he will obviously want to go out with a bang. But that will depend on us. We must avoid any emotional attachment. Even if the manager is going to retire, even if Ibrahimović is going to retire, even if other players are going to retire. That is Sweden's issue, not ours.

This is another cup final. I hope we have a lot of possession, pass the ball about well and make them run as much as possible, while managing to create a lot of chances and, hopefully, putting them away. Sweden are a very compact team, who defend well with two solid banks of four and two up top, who are very skilful. So we need to be very cautious and very compact ourselves.

Team news


Possible XI: Isaksson; Lindelöf, Johansson, Granqvist, Olsson; Larsson, Ekdal, Källström, Forsberg; Berg, Ibrahimović.


Possible XI: Courtois; Meunier, Alderweireld, Vermaelen, Vertonghen; Witsel, Nainggolan; Mertens, De Bruyne, Hazard; Lukaku.