Young Swedes Ready For Serbia Showdown

A Sell-out crowd in Malmö this evening will cheer on Sweden's under-21 football side as they take on Serbia in their final group showdown needing only to avoid defeat to clinch a place in the semi-finals of the European-Under -21 Championship which is being staged in Sweden.

For their part, Serbia have a point less than Sweden and need a win to go through at the expense of the hosts, with Italy already through.

Apart from a place in the semis, an added incentive for the Swedes is to avenge the 5-0 defeat to Serbia in 2006.

Sweden's coach Jörgen Lennartsson admitted to UEFA.Com that the "opportunity for revenge" might be an extra motivation for his side. "If it matters at all, it's as a form of inspiration. But the teams this time are completely different, both Serbia and Sweden," he said.

In Monday night's climax to Group B, Germany joined England in booking a place in the semi-finals, getting the point they needed in a 1-1 draw with England, who topped the group. Spain and Finland are out.

Kick-off this evening is 8.45pm

(DR)