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U17 Sweden vs. Mexico: Sweden’s Fighting Spirit

U17 Sweden vs. Mexico: Sweden’s Fighting Spirit

Both Sweden and Mexico suffered in the hands of Nigeria. However, between the two, it was Sweden that threatened the celebrated African squad and makes them world cup betting favorites.


Match Date: 24 October 2013 (local time)

Venue: Al Ain City


Team Form



Gustav Engvall, Anton Saletros and Ali Suljic brought honors to Sweden when they scored the country’s winning goals.


Clinching a 4-1 victory against Iraq, the Swedes prove why they are worthy to be in the competition. Despite their evident edge over their opponents, the squad played like there is no tomorrow and true enough, their efforts paid off.




However, Sweden’s successful feat was halted when they faced Nigeria. In one of the tournament’s down the wire match, Nigeria displayed their defence strength which resulted to a 3-2 score in their favor.


Although the result is a bit disappointing, Sweden’s impressive performance is simply too great to ignore.



It was never a bed of roses for Mexico. The squad suffered a massive defeat to Nigeria during their debut. Yet, it redeemed itself when it snatched a victory over Iraq.


Mexico earned their first defeat in the tournament when Nigeria thrashed them with a massive 6-1 victory. The Nigerian champ dominated the whole match with goals from Chidebere Nwakali, Success Isaac and of course a hat trick from Kelechi Iheanacho. Nevertheless, Mexico’s only consolation was a goal from Ulises James.
Despite the thrashing received. Mexico made a revenge when they scored 3 goals against Iraq. Goals from youngsters, Alejandro Diaz, Jose Almanza and Ulises Rivas ensured the club’s triumph.


Sweden 2-1 Mexico

Expect the upcoming encounter to be a close one. Mexico will try to score more points while Sweden is about to show off its defensive wall. Considering the results of the squads’ last two matches, the encounter will most likely favor Sweden.



Image Source: Svensko Football

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