Freddie Ljungberg is expecting an "even match" tonight as his Sweden take on Russia knowing they need just a point to book a mouth-watering quarter-final against the Netherlands on Saturday.
Sweden and Russia both have three points from their opening two games but a better goal difference means Ljungberg and his team-mates need just a draw in Innsbruck to secure second spot behind already qualified Spain. Ljungberg said: "It will be a clash of two styles, two different types of play. I think we played well against Greece and Spain. There could be more speed in this game, but we need to stabilise things, and play our game."
The No9, who is the only West Ham United player at the finals, is expecting Guus Hiidink's Russia to "attack a lot" but said that would only be a positive and lead to an open game. Ljungberg is expected to have licence to get forward more than he did in the last match - a 2-1 defeat by much-fancied Spain - when he had to put defensive responsibilities first on the left flank. Much will also depend on the fitness of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Internazionale striker who has been bothered by a knee complaint.
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