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IFK Göteborg win Allsvenskan

IFK Göteborg have won the Swedish football Allsvenskan championship following a 2-0 victory over Trelleborg.

IFK moved ahead in the seventh minute with a goal from Thomas Olsson, following a slip from Trelleborg’s Andreas Wihlborg.

Despite a spirited effort, Trelleborg were never able to equalize, and IFK goalkeeper Bengt Andersson was only really troubled once during the match. Pontus Wernbloom made it 2-0 for IFK in the 34th minute, having been set up nicely by Stefan Selakovic.

The Gothenburg team had a few chances to increase their lead even further, with Wernbloom nearly scoring his second, the bar getting in the way.

Sunday was the 19th title for IFK Göteborg, but the first for eleven years.

FOOTBALL

Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match

Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a day ahead of the country's Nations League match with Sweden, the Croatian football federation (HNS) said.

Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match
Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (left) tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP
“Brozovic's Inter Milan and Swedish epidemiologists were informed about the positive test,” an HNS statement said.
   
The player's positive result came two days after defender Domagoj Vida was informed of a positive Covid-19 test after playing the first half of a friendly with Turkey in Istanbul.
   
Apart from Brozovic, 27, one staff member also tested positive.
   
They were both isolated from other members of the national team.
   
After Sweden, Croatia play another Nations League game against Portugal on Tuesday.
   
Croatia, runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, are third in their Nations League group which also includes France, the team that beat them to the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Sweden.
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