• Sweden and Belgium have met 14 times previously, Sweden winning five and Belgium winning seven (D2).
  • Despite Belgium winning this fixture more often, Sweden (30) have scored eight goals more than the Belgians (22) in their 14 encounters.
  • These sides have met just once in a major tournament, with that fixture coming in the opening game of EURO 2000; Belgium, the hosts, won 2-1 thanks to goals from Bart Goor and Emile Mpenza.
  • In the last six meetings between the sides, the EURO 2000 clash was the only game in which both teams found the net; the other five games in that run saw four 2-0 wins and a scoreless draw.
  • Prior to that run, there had been an average of 5.1 goals per game between the two nations with 41 goals in eight matches.
  • Sweden have been knocked out in the group stages of the European Championships in three of their last four tournaments.
  • Sweden have lost five of their last seven games at the European Championships (W1 D1). They've also kept only one clean sheet in that run.
  • Since the group stages were introduced in 1980, Sweden are the first team who have failed to hit a shot on target in their first two games of a European Championship.
  • Zlatan Ibrahimovic has yet to hit a single shot on target or set up a single attempt for Sweden over the first two games of EURO 2016.
  • Romelu Lukaku has scored six goals in his last six games for Belgium.
  • Kevin De Bruyne has had a hand in 10 goals in his last 10 appearances for Belgium (five goals, five assists).
  • Belgium's three goal win against Ireland equaled their biggest victory at a major tournament (also 3-0 v El Salvador at the 1970 World Cup).
  • Belgium have not drawn any of their last nine European Championship games, winning three and losing six since their last stalemate – a 0-0 draw against Italy in 1980.
  • After winning their last game against Ireland, the Red Devils have the opportunity to win back to back games at the European Championships for the first time.