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Published: Sunday May 30, 2010 MYT 9:01:00 AM

Sweden beats Bosnia 4-2 in friendly

STOCKHOLM (AP): Martin Olsson scored twice to help Sweden beat Bosnia-Herzegovina 4-2 in a friendly on Saturday.

Sweden's Ola Toivonen opened the scoring in the 44th minute with his first international goal.

Sejad Salihovic equalized for Bosnia in the 47th with a curling free kick.

Olsson put Sweden back in front from close range in the 68th, shortly after coming on as a substitute, and added his second in the 82nd from Marcus Berg's center.

Ermin Zec scored Bosnia's second in the 90th, then Berg chipped in Sweden's fourth in injury time.

Sweden failed to qualify for the World Cup after finishing third in its group. Bosnia also missed out after finishing second in its group behind Spain.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been linked with a move away from Barcelona, wasn't in the squad for Sweden coach Erik Hamgren's first home match since he took over from Lars Lagerback.


Sweden: Andreas Isaksson, Sebastian Larsson, Olof Mellberg, Daniel Majstorovic, Behrang Safari, Pontus Wernbloom, Anders Svensson, Christian Wilhelmsson (Mikael Lustig, 74), Kim Kallstrom (Marcus Berg, 76), Emir Bajrami (Martin Olsson, 65), Ola Toivonen.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Asmir Begovic, Boris Pandza (Mehmed Alispahic, 45), Adnan Mravac, Emir Spahic (Sanel Jahic, 66), Sejad Salihovic, Miralem Pjanic, Samir Muratovic (Safet Nadarevic, 45), Zvjezdan Misimovic, Haris Medunjanin (Senijad Ibricic, 76), Edin Dzeko (Ermin Zec, 80), Zlatan Muslimovic (Vedad Ibisevic, 63).


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