Euro 2016: Belgium 1-0 Sweden

Euro 2016:  Belgium 1-0 Sweden
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After its victory against Sweden on Wednesday, Belgium will face Hungary on Sunday. The Red Devils did not deliver a great performance, but the national coach Marc Wilmots was satisfied after the victory:

“Some had buried us after the first game.  But we are still here and now begins another championship,” he said. “It’s a game where you have to remain patient.”

“The match was going in all directions in the second half. We saw two teams who wanted to win. We had many chances and we could have scored more goals.”

Wilmots praised the Swedish player Zlatan Ibrahimovic for whom this was his last match with the Swedish national team.  “When a great football player leaves, the least you can say is to congratulate him for his career and wish him good luck. I know that it’s hard when it ends.”

Zlatan was also praised by the Belgian star Eden Hazard:”Zlatan is a fantastic player and a true gentleman”

Zlatan scored a goal after 60 minutes play but it was disallowed by the German referee. The Swedish players thought that it should have been allowed.

The Swedish star, now 34, was 19 when he played for the first time in the Swedish national team.

After the match, he said that he been proud to represent Sweden. “I have played 15 years for the national team and been captain. I come from little Rosengård (an immigration ghetto in Malmö) and made Sweden my country – it will remain my country forever.”

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