Ara Abrahamian, who threw away his bronze medal to protest against the refereeing, has been disqualified. The International Olympic Committee decided against awarding the medal to France's Melonin Noumonvi.
In Sweden 40% of the energy produced is from renewable sources, a rate four times higher than the average European one. Yet Brussels wants Sweden to reach 49% by 2020. A too-ambitious target according to the Swedish government.
Russia qualified for the quarter finals by finishing second in Group D thanks to a 2-0 win over Sweden. They will face the Netherlands in the next round. Still in Group D, Spain, already qualified, beat title-holders Greece 2-1.
In Group D, Spain faces the already-eliminated title-holders Greece on Wednesday, for a game with nothing at stake. The other match, between Sweden and Russia, will be decisive for the last entry to the quarter finals.
Already in the same qualifying group during the Euro 2008, Sweden and Spain meet again in the finals in Innsbruck. Both teams could get very close to the quarter finals with a win. Later on Saturday, Russia take on title-holders Greece.
The French telecommunications group announced a takeover offer worth 31 billion euros for its Swedish-Finnish counterpart, TeliaSonera, Thursday. The board rejected it, arguing that the amount offered was too low.
Former England and Manchester City coach Sven Goran Eriksson has been named boss of the Mexican team. The 60-year-old Swede will focus on the 2010 World Cup with the task of helping Mexico qualify for the finals.
Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki appealed for more aid and urged the cancellation of debt at an international conference. Host country Sweden and the US played down the idea that the meeting could lead to major new initiatives. (M-N.Bauer)