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Engstrand provided commentary on the FIFA World Cup 1978 final between Argentina and the Netherlands (3–1 after extra-time) for the only Swedish television company at that time, Sveriges Radio. He and Björn Borg became personal friends. Within sports, his radio commentary of the last minutes of the World-Cup qualifier between West Germany and Portugal on 16 October 1985, which ended with a single goal win for Portugal, is a bit of Swedish radio history, because the result meant that Portugal went ahead for the FIFA World Cup 1986 instead of Sweden. With two minutes left, he declared whilst close to crying "Portugal is leading 1–0, and I can't give you any hope". Sweden had earlier that day taken the lead by 1–0 against Czechoslovakia away, but lost 2–1; however, the hope was still alive, if only West Germany (that by this time had not lost any such game, and was playing at home) just took a single point, that would have been enough; but West Germany did not. The event became known as "Den svarta onsdagen" in Sweden ("The Black Wednesday").
- Tommy Engstrand död - blev 81 år gammal (in Swedish)
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-12-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
- "Därför nobbar Björn Borg Skavlan".
- Radio, Sveriges. "DOKUMENT: Den Svarta Onsdagen - VM-kvalet 1985 - Radiosporten". Radio Sveriges.
- "Kvalspecial: De stora svenska ödesmatcherna - Fotboll". Radio Sveriges.
- "DOKUMENT: Den Svarta Onsdagen - VM-kvalet 1985 - Radiosporten". Radio Sveriges.
- Tommy Engstrand drog sig undan på slutet, Expressen, July 18, 2021.