Holland to take on Sweden

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

The third quarterfinal of Euro 2004 has two attacking teams, Holland and Sweden, coming face to face.

Holland to take on Sweden

Lisbon:

The third quarterfinal of Euro 2004 has two attacking teams, Holland and Sweden, coming face to face. The winner of this match faces Portugal in the semifinals. The current head to head is quite even with eight wins to Holland and seven to Sweden from 18 encounters. Best striker Holland's Ruud Van Nistelrooy is one of the best strikers in contemporary football. He is currently the joint top scorer with Wayne Rooney with four goals. The Dutch certainly have the team, but Sweden look a fairly formidable side as well. Extra firepower Sweden have had some extra firepower in this tournament through Henrik Larsson, who only agreed to come out of retirement for this tournament after more than one lakh Swedes signed a petition asking him to reconsider. After hammering Bulgaria 5-0, Sweden had two draws with Denmark and Italy, but still finished as group toppers. Now they're hoping to go one better than their best Euro performance which was semifinals in 1992. The Sweden Vs Holland encounter will also provide an interesting battle of the two goalkeepers - Edwin Van Der Sar and Andreas Issakson.

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