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Can you name England’s team from the ‘Zlatan overhead kick game’ vs Sweden?

By J Smith

Published: 8:10, 14 November 2019

Seven years ago to the day, we witnessed one of the greatest moments in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s illustrious career.

With Sweden leading England 3-2 heading into the final moments of their first-ever match at the Friends Arena in Solna, a failed Three Lions clearance bounced up in front of the iconic striker – who already had a hat-trick to his name.

Had this been any other player, they probably would have at least controlled the ball before trying to lob it over the back-pedalling goalkeeper, or even opted for a simple pass to a team-mate.

But Zlatan isn’t “any player”. Instead, he went straight for the overhead kick, firing the ball into the back of the net from a distance and angle that to this day, still seems impossible.

Sweden celebrated a 4-2 win but it was an incredibly disappointing night for England, who named a rather unfamiliar team.

So, with another year rolling by since this remarkable goal, it’s time to test your knowledge of Roy Hodgson’s England side that night by naming every squad player in our quiz below.

Beware, there are some unexpected names in this list and, as always, no cheating allowed!


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