Swedes promise fireworks

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

The Netherlands and Sweden meet tomorrow in what promises to be an explosive Euro 2004 quarterfinal.

Swedes promise fireworks

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The Netherlands and Sweden meet tomorrow in what promises to be an explosive Euro 2004 quarterfinal. Van Nistelrooy is thoroughly enjoying making his mark in his first major championship. The Manchester United striker arrives in the Algarve as joint top scorer and is aiming to add to his tally of four goals for the Dutch. "This is definitely the best period I've ever played for the Netherlands," the 27-year-old claimed. "I hope it can continue.a€ While Van Nistelrooy is in peak form, Larsson is hardly rueing coming out of international retirement at the age of 32. The former Celtic great put two past Bulgaria and a penalty past Denmark. Qualifying gave Dutch coach Dick Advocaat the perfect riposte to his many critics and gave him a chance to renew his rivalry with Larsson. Larsson and Advocaat came across regularly when he was managing Celtic's bitter rivals Glasgow Rangers. "I had four and a half years at Rangers and I know what we're up against in Larsson who is a world-class goal scorer, he's one of the key players for Sweden," the Dutch coach said. (AFP)

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