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Emlyn Begley

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  1. And that's a wrap

    That's for joining me for one of the best moments in Swedish football history.

    Only 15 minutes to wait for another football live text commentary fix, as USA face Germany in the Women's World Cup semi-final.

    We will also cover tonight's Copa America last-four tie between Argentina and Paraguay.

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    Portugal's players watch on from the pitch and think what could have been as Sweden captain Oscar Hiljemark kills the trophy and holds it up.

    Sweden Under-21s - kings of Europe.

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    Medals handed out.

    Captain Oscar Hiljemark, who became Sweden's most-capped Under-21 player tonight with 37, will be holding the trophy aloft in a minute.  

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    And here comes Sweden coach Hakan Ericson and his players to collect their medals celebrate their country's first ever Uefa international success.

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    At least one of the Portugal players takes off their medal straight away. 

    Uefa president Michel Platini consoles Portugal keeper Jose Sa, who is in tears again. He only conceded one goal in the whole tournament.

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    Novelty yellow and blue troll wigs on several of the Sweden players.

    Portugal players go up for their loser medals through a guard of honour from Swedish players.

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    We're just getting ready for the presentations now. The referee and officials are collecting their medals.

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    Portugal defender Paulo Oliveira's eyes are red - either he's been cutting an onion or he's been crying. 

    Keeper Jose Sa, who would win my beard of the competition award, is on the floor devastated.

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  13. Sweden are the European Under-21 champions

    Saw a replay for the Patrik Carlgren save from William Carvalho - he seemed well off his line, but that seems to happen all the time now.

  14. Sweden are the European Under-21 champions

    Absolute delirium for the Sweden fans who have come all the way down to the Czech Republic. Portugal's players look on the brink of tears. The whole range of emotions on show here.

  15. Sweden are the European Under-21 champions

    For the first time in their history, Sweden have won the European Under-21 Championship. And it's rumoured Arsenal target William Carvalho, one of their key men, who has missed the crucial kick.

  16. Sweden are the European Under-21 champions


    Sweden 4-3 Portugal - William Carvalho

    Carvalho - so highly rated but not a great penalty, saved by the keeper diving to his right.

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    Back to the smash-it approach. Down the middle, into the net.

  19. GOAL

    Sweden 4-3 Portugal - Victor Lindelof

     Back to the smash-it approach. Down the middle, into the net.  

  20. GOAL

    Sweden 3-3 Portugal - Joao Mario

    Keeper goes the wrong way, penalty goes into the top corner. 


    Sweden 3-2 Portugal - Abdullah Khalili

    What happened to the smash it approach? A stop-start approach and a weak penalty, saved by the keeper diving low to his left. Even-steven again.


    Sweden 3-2 Portugal - Ricardo Esgaio

    Keeper Patrik Carlgren dives to his left and makes an excellent save. Good height for a keeper mind.

  23. GOAL

    Sweden 3-2 Portugal - Ludwig Augustinsson

    Another thumper. Another confident Swedish penalty.

  24. GOAL

    Sweden 2-2 Portugal - Toze

    Initial confusion after the ball rattled the crossbar and the Swedish fans celebrated but replays showed the ball clearly went over the line after bouncing down from the woodwork.

  25. GOAL

    Sweden 2-1 Portugal - Isaac Kiese Thelin

    The Swedes are going for the hit-it-hard approach. It works again, fairly central, high, unstoppable.

  26. GOAL

    Sweden 1-1 Portugal - Goncalo Paciencia

    Sends the keeper the wrong way and slots the ball into the bottom corner. Superb.

  27. GOAL

    Sweden 1-0 Portugal - John Guidetti

    Smashed into the top corner. Confident and precise.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    And looks like Sweden will take the first penalty.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Penalties being taken into the Sweden end. Huge noise from the yellow fans to celebrate.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portuguese players and coach Rui Jorge are in a huddle now. Swedish striker John Guidetti is looking very confident.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    And one young girl will miss out. TV cameras have just shown her, fast asleep in her mother's arms.


    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    We will need penalties to decide which of these sides win their first ever European Under-21 Championship.

    Sweden team talk
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal break but they're so tired, they just lose the ball. Seconds left.


    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    One more minute.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Toze shoots from outside the box but it's held by the Swedish keeper. Into the final minute.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Ninety seconds to go. Portugal on the ball.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Raphael Guerreiro crosses and Goncalo Paciencia heads wide. It came off defender Alexander Milosevic but no corner is given. Paciencia isn't happy.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Five minutes to go. Anybody who scores now is a national hero. And a hero to me.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    A lot of midfield passing now. Dare either side take a risk?

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sweden keeper Patrik Carlgren gets another whack as he tries to claim the free-kick.

    But he's OK to carry on. Again.

    Patrik Carlgren

    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Free-kick to Portugal as Joseph Baffo pulls down Iuri Medeiros as the winger is running into the box. But he committed the foul in time. Yellow card.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Looks like Patrik Carlgren is OK to carry on. Although if needs be Sweden have two back-up keepers who have Under-21 international experience.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal start this final period in an attacking fashion and Sweden keeper Patrik Carlgren has injured himself punching a cross clear under pressure from Goncalo Paciencia.

    Sweden bench
  45. KICK-OFF

    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    You've got to love half-time in extra time. No messing around - just swap ends. Away we go for the final time.


    Sweden 0-0 Portugal.

    No goals in 90 minutes, no goals in the first 15 minutes of extra time.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Fatigue definitely evident now as John Guidetti miscontrols the ball out for a goal-kick after trying to win a corner off Tiago Ilori.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Tiredness starting to show as Portugal right-back Ricardo Esgaio tries to control the ball as it rolls towards him but he misses it altogether and it's out for a throw-in.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Is this the moment as John Guidetti lines up a free-kick?

    No, he blazes well over from 25 yards - it kept rising.

    John Guidetti
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    The corner comes in but Oscar Lewicki heads into the side-netting at the far post.

    Portugal have their first chance in what feels like an age as Goncalo Paciencia lines one up from distance but it's straight at keeper Patrik Carlgren.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sweden cut Portugal's defence open and Oscar Hiljemark plays in a first-time cross to Isaac Kiese Thelin but Portugal forward Joao Mario is back to scramble it clear.

    It's a really lively game now.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    It's all Sweden now. The ball comes to Abdullah Khalili on the corner of the box, he opens his body and curls an effort... just wide. 

    Portugal bench
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    I've just looked to see who is on Sweden's bench if they want extra fire power. Borussia Monchengladbach striker Branimir Hrgota, who has won senior caps, is an option. Portugal have no subs left.

    Although my prediction - John Guidetti will score a winner.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sweden start extra time like they ended the 90 minutes - pushing forward. Abdullah Khalili plays a ball over the top for John Guidetti to chase onto but keeper Jose Sa comes out to smother it.

    Jose Sa
  55. KICK-OFF

    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Here we go again. Extra time begins.

    Bernardo Silva
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    In fact despite adding a minimum two minutes, the referee blows the whistle after 90 seconds. We're going to extra time.


    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    We're halfway through the two minutes added on. Last-chance saloon.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal win a corner as Alexander Milosevic heads Iuri Medeiros's cross wide. The corner comes in but Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori, who was born in London, heads wide.

    Tiago Ilori
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sweden are having all the chances now. A cross comes in which John Guidetti lays off to Isaac Kiese Thelin - and his strike partner is inches away from getting onto it.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Drama in Prague as Sweden striker John Guidetti gets the ball six yards out and shoots but keeper Jose Sa gets a hand to it and a defender clears the ball.

    One goal will win this.

    John Guidetti
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Of course the real loser if this goes to extra time is the BBC Sport live text commentator who was planning to microwave some potatoes before his Women's World Cup duties start.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Toze, who has probably had as many shots as his team-mates combined since coming on after 54 minutes, drives another one over.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Oh a chance for Sweden as left-back Ludwig Augustinsson, a rumoured Liverpool target, finds John Guidetti - who becomes unemployed at midnight tonight. The (soon-to-be) ex-Manchester City striker tries to wriggle his way into some room to shoot but Portugal crowd him out .

    John Guidetti
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    As the underdogs, you wouldn't be surprised if Sweden coach Hakan Ericson has told his players to keep it tight and make it a 10-minute game. Will they really go for it now? Or is extra time the goal?

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sweden striker John Guidetti clonks Portugal keeper Jose Sa as they challenge for the ball. It was there to be won but the referee gives a free-kick.

    For a minute it looks like Sa might be injured but he's OK to carry on. Portugal don't have any more subs left. 

    Portugal coach
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal playmaker Bernardo Silva looks annoyed with his team-mates there - he gets to the byeline down the left wing with a nice bit of trickery, he's out there for a while and chips the ball into the box but none of his team-mates got into a position to challenge for it. They had enough time to.


    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal make their final change as Goncalo Paciencia, their number nine, comes on for Ricardo Pereira.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal forward Toze, who is on a one-man mission to score, wins a corner as another effort from just outside the box is deflected wide.

    Their seventh corner of the game (Sweden have had none) is cleared. But now they win an eighth.

    Portugal disbelief

    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    And Sweden do make their change, Palermo forward Robin Quaison, who has won five senior caps, replaces Simon Tibbling. A potentially exciting switch out wide.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    A goal is coming - I can feel it. Portugal substitute Iuri Medeiros gets the ball and with his first impact in the game cuts inside from the right wing and curls a shot just wide of the far post. It was inches away.

    Looks like Sweden are preparing a change.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    It's taken over an hour but Sweden keeper Patrik Carlgren has to make his first save. Toze has a shot from outside the box and it seems to almost move in the air but the keeper is able to smother it down low and looks relieved.


    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal make their second chance as Sporting Lisbon midfielder Iuri Medeiros replaces the lively Ivan Cavaleiro.

    Just before the change can be made, earlier substitute Toze blazes over a shot.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal playmaker Bernardo Silva, who has been well marshalled today, breaks forward but he is crowded out by Sweden's defence and they clear.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Uefa boss Michael Platini is at the match. Wonder what he has made of the entertainment on offer so far? Or indeed, if he fancies extra time? He looks very enthused.

    Michel Platini at the final

    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    A bit of a surprise switch as captain Sergio Oliveira, who just had a good chance and hit the bar in the first half, is replaced by Toze for Portugal.

    The armband goes to Paulo Oliveira.  

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    That's the chance of the game there. A ball is played into the box and Isaac Kiese Thelin lays it off to John Guidetti, whose volley flies just over from the edge of the box. That was like watching a 1980s match. 

    This game has exploded into life now and Sergio Oliveira fires a piledriver just wide at the other end.

    John Guidetti
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sweden have a chance and then moments later Portugal are inches away from taking the lead. The favourites counter and Ricardo plays a one-two with Bernardo Silva but is just unable to stretch far enough to turn Silva's cross home.

    Portugal coach
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal have had most of the ball so far - in a continuation of the first-half flow. But haven't done anything with it really.

  81. KICK-OFF

    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    And with that we are under way in the second half.

    Sweden fans

    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sweden make a change at the back at half-time as Joseph Baffo, who has recovered from a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the semi-final, replaces Filip Helander.

    Baffo has been linked to Norwich in recent weeks.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal's players waiting in the tunnel. And here come the Swedes too. We're almost ready to go.

    Extra time and penalties are on the cards the way things are standing.

    Sweden GK
  84. Football never stops

    The Champions League season has started by the way. Northern Irish champions Crusaders, whose manager is missing the game because he's on holiday, are drawing 0-0 with Levadia Tallinn at half-time. 

    Follow the latest scores here.

  85. Story of the first half

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    Portugal have had more possession and shots than Sweden - but the Swedes have done more with their shots - Portugal haven't had an effort on target yet.


    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    No injury-time needed as not much has happened. It's level at the break.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Not too much sign of the Portugal who scored five in their semi-final, or the Sweden who hit four, so far.

    John Guidetti
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sweden's Abdullah Khalili obviously thought that looked like fun and he pummels over an effort of his own from similar distance to Raphael Guerreiro's moments earlier. Woeful.

    Sweden coach
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Raphael Guerreiro is the latest Portugal player to miss the target with an effort, leaning back he pops one over the bar from about 20 yards.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal forward Joao Mario should probably have given his country the lead there. Right-back Ricardo Esgaio crosses it and Mario takes a first-time shot but it looks like it's probably going wide anyway before it's blocked by Alexander Milosevic. It wasn't a difficult chance - he was 12 yards out.

    Five minutes until the break.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sergio Oliveira has a free-kick for Portugal which he whips into the box but it's straight at Patrick Carlgren. Probably counts as their first shot on target - even though I'm pretty sure it was a cross.   

  92. Get Involved


    Don't forget, you can tweet us using #bbcfootball or text us on 81111 (UK only, let us know your name) with your thoughts on this game, the tournament or life in general. Although more chance of us publishing it if you keep it Euro U21s related.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    If Sweden do win this, there's an argument that it would be the biggest surprise in the tournament's history.

    The only countries to have won since its formation in 1972 have been Italy, Spain, England, the Netherlands, the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, France, the Czech Republic and Germany.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal's Ivan Cavaleiro is caught offside again. Sweden are well drilled - if they win this, it'll be down to hard work and discipline. Portugal are the team with the flair players.

    Sweden defending
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sweden have their second shot of the game - and they've now had two more on target than Portugal. Oscar Lewicki has a go from 25 yards but it's quite tame and easily held by keeper Jose Sa.

    Portugal have not hit the target with any of their five efforts so far.

  96. Pearson sacked by Leicester

    Leicester have confirmed Nigel Pearson's sacking was because of "fundamental differences in perspective".

    Find out more in our developing story here.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sweden captain Oscar Hiljemark wants a penalty, claiming Tiago Ilori handled it but referee Szymon Marciniak is not interested. 

    Looking at a replay, it appeared to be a chest as he dealt with a cross into the box.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal's Benfica forward Ivan Cavaleiro, who is meant to be playing up front but seems to be in more of a left-wing role so far, has been impressive in the opening 19 minutes but he's caught offside this time as Sweden's defence steps up.

  99. A sixth former against 11-year-olds

    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal, of course, defeated England 1-0 in their opening game of the tournament.

    Mark Lawrenson was summarising on that match for BBC Radio 5 live - and was left in no doubt about the quality of 23-year-old Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho.

    William Carvalho in action for Portugal against Italy
    Quote Message: Carvalho [who qualifies as he was under 21 at the start of the two-year tournament cycle] looked like a sixth former in the playground playing against 11-year-olds who have just come into the first year of grammar school - it was that easy for him. He just strolled through the game - it was frightening. I know supposedly that Arsenal have had a good look at him and he looks an outstanding player. from Mark Lawrenson
    Mark Lawrenson
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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal winger Joao Mario, who is one of the players chasing the Golden Boot, scuffs a shot badly over from the edge of the box - I thought it had been deflected initially but it was all his own bad work.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sweden just starting to get their feet on the ball a bit more. And they have the first shot on target of the game. A cross comes in from the right and Isaac Kiese Thelin heads it straight at keeper Jose Sa. John Guidetti, who was stood just behind his strike partner, seems annoyed that it wasn't left to him.

    Portugal have only conceded once in this tournament - to the Swedes in the group stages.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal have had 69% of the possession so far. It feels like it should be more but they've had all the territory.

    They win another corner now.


    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Sergio Oliveira is unlucky not to give Portugal the lead. The winger pings in a free-kick from 20 yards which comes back off the crossbar. Keeper Patrik Carlgren was beaten.

    Sweden are on the edge here.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Bernardo Silva scoops the ball over a couple of Sweden defenders to find team-mate Raphael Guerreiro. You'll be hearing a lot more of the Monaco midfielder in the coming years.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    It's all Portugal. Defender Raphael Guerreiro comes forward and Bernardo Silva, the playmaker, is in loads of space around the D but Guerreiro gets his pass wrong, in fact I'm not even sure he was trying to find Silva, and the attack is done.

  106. Race for the Golden Boot

    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Andrea Pirlo

    As well as the title, the Golden Boot is also up for grabs. Czech Republic's Jan Kliment is the top scorer with three but Sweden striker John Guidetti and Portugal's Joao Mario are one behind - and have an assist each (which is a deciding criteria if goals are level). Swede Simon Tibbling also has two goals - although no assists.

    If players are still level on goals and assists, the one to have played the fewest minutes in the tournament lifts the boot.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal have the first chance. Bernardo Silva's cross is deflected to Ricardo just outside the box, who controls the ball but then fires wide of the near post. A bit of a let-off for Sweden who haven't had much of the ball yet.

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    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal start on the front foot with Ivan Cavaleiro causing mayhem down the left - he's just won a corner.

  109. KICK-OFF

    Sweden 0-0 Portugal

    Portugal get us going and go long straight away but Sweden clear.

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    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

    Almost ready. But first a minute's silence following the death of former Czechoslovakia midfielder Josef Masopust, the 1962 European footballer of the year, who died recently at the age of 84.

    Minute's silence
  111. LINE-UPS

    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

    A reminder of the teams.

    Sweden: Carlgren, Lindelof, Milosevic, Helander, Augustinsson, Lewicki, Hiljemark, Khalili, Tibbling, Guidetti, Thelin. Subs: Rinne, Hrgota, Zeneli, Ishak, Olsson, Baffo, Holmen, Larsson, Quaison, Konate, Gustafsson, Linde. 

    Portugal: Jose Sa, Ricardo Esgaio, Tiago Ilori, Paulo Oliveira, Guerreiro, William Carvalho, Sergio Oliveira, Bernardo Silva, Joao Mario, Ivan Cavaleiro, Ricardo Pereira. Subs: Daniel Fernandes, Rafa, Paciencia, Medeiros, Joao Cancelo, Tobias Figueiredo, Frederico Venancio, Ruben Neves, Carlos Mane, Ricardo Horta, Toze, Bruno Varela. 

    Referee: Szymon Marciniak (Poland)

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    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

    National anthems time. We are almost ready to go at Prague's Eden Stadium.

    A Sweden fan before the final
  113. What the managers say

    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

    Rui Jorge
    Quote Message: The team are very well, they are focused and fully motivated. I believe Sweden think the same as us. They are a very strong team, and so are we. I just want my players to show their quality. If we win too, that'll be perfect. from Rui Jorge Portugal coach
    Rui JorgePortugal coach
  114. What the managers say

    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

    Hakan Ericson
    Quote Message: Portugal have shown the best attacking play in this tournament and I've been very impressed with a couple of their players. If you look at the rankings, they have to be favourites. from Hakan Ericson Sweden coach
    Hakan EricsonSweden coach
  115. Get involved


    How important is the Under-21 tournament as a benchmark for the future of European football?

  116. Leicester sack Pearson

    Big news from the world of football, although not related to this game. Very random - we'll let you know when we know more.

  117. The key men

    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

    Bernardo Silva

    Two Portuguese players who have impressed in this tournament have been attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva, of Monaco, and Sporting Lisbon's defensive midfielder William Carvalho, a perennial Arsenal transfer target.

    Quote Message: When you're a little kid you dream about playing these matches. It's a very important competition and it's a landmark for any player to win such a tournament. We are expecting support from all of Portugal. from Bernardo Silva
    Bernardo Silva
  118. The key men

    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

    John Guidetti

    One of Sweden's star players has been striker John Guidetti, who spent last season on loan at Celtic and is a free agent now after being released by Manchester City. 

    The 23-year-old, who is one goal off levelling his country's U21 goal record, gave an interview which went viral after their win over Denmark in which he seemed to almost angrily shout his answers, then sing his own chant with a team-mate before finally hugging the interviewer.

    Quote Message: I don't think many of us will have the chance to play in a European final again. We're going to go out there to cherish the moment and be so proud that we can represent our country in such a great game. from John Guidetti
    John Guidetti
  119. Nani cheering on countrymen

    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

    Manchester United winger Nani played for Portugal at the 2006 and 2007 European Under-21 Championships.

  120. The road to Prague

    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)


    Sweden started off with a surprise 2-1 win over Italy; John Guidetti levelling before Isaac Kiese Thelin's late winner. They lost 1-0 to England with Jesse Lingard scoring the only goal late on - and then drew 1-1 with Portugal in the draw which took both sides through.

    They faced Scandinavian neighbours Denmark in the semi-finals and won 4-1, although that scoreline was slightly flattering with two goals in the final seven minutes. Guidetti, Simon Tibbling, Robin Quaison and captain Oscar Hiljemark scored their goals.

  121. The road to Prague

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    Portugal's run to the final started with a 1-0 victory over England (remember when they used to be in this tournament?) They followed that with a goalless draw against Italy and then, in the final group game six days ago, drew 1-1 with Sweden - a result which took both sides through.

    But their semi-final was the game which made Europe sit up and take notice as they thrashed pre-tournament favourites Germany 5-0.

    Bernardo Silva, Ricardo, Ivan Cavaleiro, Joao Mario and Joao Cancelo scored their goals.

  122. Get Involved


    Just looking through previous players of the tournament - you see some phenomenal names - Juan Mata, Petr Cech, Andrea Pirlo, Luis Figo, Davor Suker and Laurent Blanc.

    The only teams to win this tournament since 1994 have been Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Netherlands and Germany - a few of them several times.

    So how important is this tournament as a benchmark for the future of European football? Does this mean Portugal or Sweden are on the brink of greatness?

    Let us know on Twitter (#bbcfootball), text (81111), or on our Facebook pages.

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    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

  124. Ilori returns from injury

    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

    Tiago Ilori

    Portugal only make one change from their 5-0 semi-final demolition of Germany, London-born Liverpool defender Tiago Ilori coming back in after a thigh injury.  

    Sweden are, perhaps unsurprisingly, unchanged from the side who beat Denmark 4-1 in the last four.

    Sweden: Carlgren, Lindelof, Milosevic, Helander, Augustinsson, Lewicki, Hiljemark, Khalili, Tibbling, Guidetti, Kiese Thelin.

    Portugal: Sa, Esgaio, Raphael Guerreiro, Paulo Oliveira, Ilori, William, Sergio Oliveira, Joao Mario, Bernardo, Cavaleiro, Ricardo.  

  125. A mutually convenient result

    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)


    These sides met six days ago in the final round of Group B games and it ended in dramatic - and controversial - circumstances.

    Sweden, facing elimination, equalised through Simon Tibbling's deflected strike with two minutes left to make it 1-1. 

    And with both teams realising they would definitely go through with the result, Portugal just passed the ball around unopposed for the closing stages as Italy were knocked out by the Swedes on head-to-head record.

  126. History will be made tonight

    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

    Neither Sweden nor Portugal have ever won this tournament before. 

    They have both played in one final, each losing to Italy. Tomas Brolin's Sweden lost 2-1 on aggregate in 1992 and Luis Figo's Portugal were beaten 1-0 two years later.

    Portugal have won plenty of other Uefa underage competitions before, with four Under-16 or 17 crowns and two Under-18 titles. But Sweden have never won anything.

  127. Make a name for yourself

    Sweden v Portugal (19:45 BST)

    David De Gea. Alvaro Morata. Isco. Cesar Azpilicueta. Ander Herrera. Juan Mata. Manuel Neuer. Mesut Ozil. Sami Khedira.

    All of these players have won the European Under-21 Championship in the past three editions.

    But which set of players tonight will join that pantheon of greats?