Nations relish England test
Sweden are looking forward to renewing rivalries with England, while France think the Three Lions are Group D favourites.
Last Updated: 02/12/11 9:18pm
Sweden coach Erik Hamren is looking forward to renewing rivalries with England at the finals of Euro 2012.
The Scandinavians have proved something of a bogey team for England, who finally ended a 43-year-wait for a win against the Swedes with a 1-0 result in a friendly in November.
And they will meet again at next summer's Euro 2012 finals after being drawn together along with France and co-hosts Ukraine in Group D.
Hamren said: "I am looking forward to it because it's always fantastic to play England, the atmosphere and history is fantastic.
"It will be a great game for us and for the nation.
"I don't think you saw the real Sweden in the friendly game at Wembley last month, I hope not anyway.
"I was not satisfied with that game and we need to be much, much better in the summer. If we play like we did against England and Denmark (in qualifying) then we will not have a chance of getting out of the group stage."
France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris believes England will be the team to catch in Group D.
"England are one of the biggest nations in football. They'll start as favourites in the group," said the Lyon player.
"Behind England - Ukraine, Sweden and France will fight for second place.
"If that's the case, so much the better, but everything will be decided on the pitch. We'll have the time to prepare properly before the tournament."