Sweden beat Finland in King’s Cup final

Sweden on Jan 26 won the 42nd King’s Cup after beating Scandinavian rivals Finland 3-0 in the final at Chiang Mai’s 700th Anniversary Stadium, reported the Bangkok Post.

Sweden captain Anders Svensson with the King’s Cup after beating Finland. (Photo: The Bangkok Post)

Sweden captain Anders Svensson with the King’s Cup after beating Finland. Photo: The Bangkok Post

The Saturday triumph marks Swedish team a third win, but first since 2003.

Sweden took the lead after 22 minutes of the final when Tobias Hysen headed home Erdin Demir’s cross from the left.

Veteran striker Mikael Forssell had a chance to put Finland on level terms but his shot was blocked by the Swedish defence.

Sweden doubled their advantage in the 72nd minute after substitute Robin Quaison intercepted the ball from the midfield and scored from 20 yards out.

Veteran captain Anders Svensson finished off a counter-attack move to make it 3-0 in the 89th minute.

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