England went down 4-2 to Sweden tonight as the hosts opened their new stadium in style. More to the point, England went down to a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic...
"Sweden were matched at [26.0] In-Play to win the game, Ibramhimovic was backed at [44.0] pre-game to bag a hat-trick, and the 4-2 final score was matched at [130.0]."
Sweden came from a goal down to beat England 4-2 on a night of celebration in Stockholm.
For Sweden, they were celebrating the opening of their new national stadium, the Friends Arena, a 50,000 all-seater stadium that will host the likes of Iron Maiden, Eddie Izzard, and... wait for it... One Direction in 2013.
For England, the crux of their celebrations was the 100th cap awarded to captain Steven Gerrard, though the likes of debutants Leon Osman, Raheem Sterling, Ryan Shawcross, Wilfreid Zaha, and Carl Jenkinson also had reason to celebrate.
As for the game, Sweden's talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic - backed at [7.4] in the First Goalscorer market - fittingly got the new stadium's first ever goal, though the Three Lions hit back with late first half goals from Danny Welbeck and Steven Caulker.
England were matched at a high of [70.0] in the Half Time market with centre-back Caulker being backed at [30.0] To Score at anytime.
But if you thought that was the end of the big prices then you'd have been mistaken, that man Ibrahimovic lighting up the night with a further three goals to ensure a debut win for Sweden in their new home; the Swedish striker's fourth goal having to be seen to be believed, an audacious over-head kick, from an angle, from fully 30-yards out, that flew into the England net.
Sweden were matched at [26.0] In-Play to win the game, Ibramhimovic was backed at [44.0] pre-game to bag a hat-trick, and the 4-2 final score was matched at [130.0].