Wernbloom double seals Sweden success

STOCKHOLM - Pontus Wernbloom hit a second half double to earn Sweden a comfortable 2-0 Euro 2012 Group E victory over Hungary on Friday.

Sweden went ahead six minutes after the break when Wernbloom headed home from close range after a great cross from the right by second-half sub Sebastian Larsson.

The Swedes were allowed more space as Hungary pressed in search of an equaliser and Wernbloom added his second from close range after a Kim Kallstrom corner in the 73rd minute.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who quit international soccer last year after Sweden's failure to qualify for the World Cup before making a U-turn last month, had the best chances before half-time but Ola Toivonen and Johan Elmander also should have scored.

Overall, though, the victory was well earned in new coach Erik Hamren's first competitive game in charge for Sweden.

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