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Russia gave a dazzling display against Sweden in Innsbruck Wednesday night, winning 2-0 to secure a place in the last eight of the European soccer championships.
INNSBRUCK, June 19 (RIA Novosti) - Russia gave a dazzling display against Sweden in Innsbruck Wednesday night, winning 2-0 to secure a place in the last eight of the European soccer championships.

Андрей Аршавин забил второй гол в ворота ШведовWith Andrei Arshavin, who was playing for the first time in the tournament after a two-game suspension, and Roman Pavlyuchenko both scoring, Russia gave their best performance of the championship to set up a quarterfinal match with the Netherlands in Basel on June 21.

Dutch coach Guus Hiddink said after the match that he was proud of the Russian team: "I am proud of them. If you saw the performance tonight and how they tried to get the first goal as soon as possible, it was incredible. The only criticism... is that we didn't score enough."

Hiddink said he was looking forward to Saturday's match against the Netherlands and said it would be "a special one because I know the players and their coach."

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