In almost a repeat of the defeat to Germany in the World Cup, Sweden went two goals down inside the first ten minutes.
Coach Lars Lagerbäck, who was fielding a new look team, said afterwards that it was a case of an unpleasant deja vu.
”It was almost a repeat of the World Cup,” bemoaned Sweden coach Lars Lagerback.
”We played against one of the best teams in the world tonight and if they play like they did tonight they will qualify for the European championships.”
Sweden must now regroup ahead of their first Euro 2008 qualifier against Latvia on September 2.