Berlin: Sweden staged an amazing comeback to earn a 4-4 draw with Germany, scoring four goals in the final half-hour in their World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday. Miroslav Klose scored two early goals and Germany dominated for an hour before Sweden came back from a four-goal deficit.
Sweden's coach Erik Hamren called his team's comeback "historical."
"I have never seen a thing like this in an international," Hamren said. "No I can't explain it." The draw left Germany with three wins and a draw in Group C " and their players at a loss of words to explain their collapse. Sweden has two wins and one draw, with a game in hand.
"I don't know how to explain it," Germany coach Joachim Loew said. "Normally, we would not waste a four-goal lead. "The problem seems to have been mental after 60 minutes. We became sloppy and lost our discipline."...more
01:36 PM, Oct 17, 2012