UEFA Under-17 Championship Finals
Sweden 1-0 Scotland
Lod Municipal Stadium, Lod
Monday, 23 May (6pm, UK)


Sweden: Kanga (67).

A sole goal from Jardell Kanga was enough to bring Scotland's Under-17 Euros campaign to an end.

It was tough on a Scots side who more than held their own, with striker Bobby Wales, in particular, unlucky not to score with at least one of three attempts on goal.

Team News

Brian McLaughlin made six changes from Friday's defeat to Denmark.

Rory Mahady, Louis Jackson, Cameron Bruce, Bailey Rice, Josh Dede and Wales were introduced in place of Jacob Pazikas, Greig Allen, Rory MacLeod, Lennon Miller, Jack Kingdon and Craig Moore. 

As It Happened

Scotland started on the front foot, taking the game to Sweden in search of the goals that could keep slim hopes of qualification for the knockout stage alive.

Dylan Lobban teed up Dylan Reid on the edge of the box, but Reid dragged his shot just wide.

Wales was in lively form and he drew a great save from Swedish keeper Elis Bishesari with a strike that seemed destined for the top corner.

At the other end, Mahady was sharp to deny Jardell Kanga what looked a certain opener for the Swedes. 

Wales was denied again after the interval and was left cursing his luck. 

His powerful shot was fumbled onto the post, with the rebound bouncing back off the keeper and inches wide of goal.

It proved decisive, as Sweden took the lead with a moment of real quality from Kanga - who has been earmarked as one of the brightest talents in the tournament.

The ball dropped to him on the edge of the box and, needing no invitation, he fired home into Mahady's bottom left-hand corner.

Wales threatened again for Scotland but, once more, found Bishesari equal to the task, as he tipped away another effort.


Sweden: Bishesari, Makolli, Alvarez Perez, Nissen, Perez Vinlof, Karlsson, Olsson Valdes (Wester, 85), Mokede (Tannor, 54), Kanga (Lindelov, 79), Hughes (Thorell, 79), Ayari (Tellgren, 85).

Unused substitutes: Andersson, Tellgren, Rapp, Bangala, De Oliveira.

Scotland: Mahady, Dede (Kingdon, 76), Jackson, McArthur, Mackenzie, Reid, Rice (O'Donnell, 61), Lobban, Wales, Bruce (MacLeod, 76), Wilson. 

Unused substitutes: Pazikas, Allen, Cooper, Miller, Moore, Laidlaw.