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#Sweden

# sweden-soccer - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Ibrahimovic turns down World Cup comeback after speculation

The former Manchester United striker previously announced his retirement from international football after Euro 2016.

# sweden-soccer - Sunday 15 April, 2018

Zlatan Ibrahimovic drops strong hint he'll make Sweden return at World Cup

Sweden’s all-time top scorer could be set to come out of international retirement to feature at the competition in Russia.

# sweden-soccer - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Zlat's back? Ibrahimovic hints he could still play in this summer's World Cup

The striker retired from international duty after Euro 2016 — but could be set to return for this summer’s tournament.

# sweden-soccer - Monday 26 February, 2018

40-year-old Buffon set to temporarily reverse decision to retire from international football

“I spoke to him, he will probably be part of the group in March,” interim national coach Luigi Di Biagio said.

# sweden-soccer - Thursday 8 February, 2018

7 moments that sum up Wes Hoolahan's class in an Ireland shirt Take A Bow This post contains videos

7 moments that sum up Wes Hoolahan's class in an Ireland shirt

The Dubliner announced his retirement from international football today.

# sweden-soccer - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'I thought it was better to send on Insigne' - De Rossi explains dugout argument with Italy coach Difference Of Opinion This post contains videos

'I thought it was better to send on Insigne' - De Rossi explains dugout argument with Italy coach

The Roma midfielder has explained his animated discussions in Italy’s dugout.

# sweden-soccer - Monday 13 November, 2017

'It is over. Apocalypse, tragedy, catastrophe' - Italy's press react to World Cup exit

The stalemate meant Sweden advanced thanks to a 1-0 victory in Friday’s first leg.

Sweden's ecstatic players gatecrash their TV pundits' analysis Winning This post contains videos

Sweden's ecstatic players gatecrash their TV pundits' analysis

Victor Lindelof says the side’s unshakeable “belief” in their own ability was the key factor.

Gianluigi Buffon struggles to hold back the tears as his international career ends cruelly Heartbreak This post contains videos

Gianluigi Buffon struggles to hold back the tears as his international career ends cruelly

The Juventus icon helped Italy win the World Cup in 2006 but bowed out tonight after 20 years representing his country at senior level.

Humiliation for Italy as they fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1958 Woe

Humiliation for Italy as they fail to reach World Cup for first time since 1958

Sweden emerged victorious in Milan, thanks to a 1-0 aggregate victory.

Watch: Gigi Buffon responds to booing of Swedish national anthem with clapping Respect This post contains videos

Watch: Gigi Buffon responds to booing of Swedish national anthem with clapping

Tonight could potentially be the Italy legend’s last game for his country.

# sweden-soccer - Saturday 11 November, 2017

'He broke my nose after 30 seconds and should’ve been sent off' Anger This post contains videos

'He broke my nose after 30 seconds and should’ve been sent off'

AC Milan defender Leonardo Bonucci is not happy with the referee from last night’s Sweden-Italy game.

# sweden-soccer - Friday 10 November, 2017

Stunned! Italy in big trouble after first-leg play-off defeat in Sweden

The pressure is on ahead of the second-leg in Milan.

# sweden-soccer - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'Mini Zlatan' steps out of Aubameyang's shadow Prodigy This post contains videos

'Mini Zlatan' steps out of Aubameyang's shadow

In his home country, Alexander Isak is regarded as the next big Swedish star.

# sweden-soccer - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Fresh humiliation for Dutch football as Holland fail to qualify for 2018 World Cup Woe

Fresh humiliation for Dutch football as Holland fail to qualify for 2018 World Cup

They could only beat Sweden 2-0 on Tuesday when they needed an unlikely 7-0 victory.

# sweden-soccer - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Dick Advocaat said 'Sweden won't beat Luxembourg 8-0'. Sweden just beat Luxembourg 8-0

Barring a miracle, Advocaat and Holland will be staying at home next summer.

# sweden-soccer - Friday 9 June, 2017

Watch: Dramatic late goal from the half-way line sees Sweden upset France Take A Bow This post contains videos

Watch: Dramatic late goal from the half-way line sees Sweden upset France

Ola Toivonen capitalised on poor play from Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

# sweden-soccer - Thursday 11 May, 2017

'King Ibrahimovic can be incredibly annoying' - Man United striker used to irk former Swedish teammate

The Swedish star regularly got under the skin of Emil Forsberg if the latter dared to put in an underwhelming performance.

# sweden-soccer - Monday 23 January, 2017

Dortmund spend €10m on the youngster dubbed 'the next Zlatan'

Swedish prodigy Alexander Isak was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid last week.

# sweden-soccer - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Teenage dream as 'the next Zlatan' becomes Sweden's youngest scorer

Born in a Stockholm suburb to Eritrean parents, the player hit 10 goals in 24 matches in his debut season at AIK in 2016.

# sweden-soccer - Sunday 8 January, 2017

'Next Zlatan' makes Swedish history Prodigy This post contains videos

'Next Zlatan' makes Swedish history

Meanwhile, Wilfried Zaha made his international debut against Sweden for the second time.

# sweden-soccer - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Euro 2016 winners Portugal lost their opening World Cup qualifier tonight Wrap This post contains videos

Euro 2016 winners Portugal lost their opening World Cup qualifier tonight

Meanwhile, Holland and Sweden drew 1-1, while Faroe Islands also earned a point.

# sweden-soccer - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Rio 2016 is officially underway but the Olympic Stadium is empty for first event

Sweden are taking on South Africa in a group-stage women’s football clash.

# sweden-soccer - Sunday 3 July, 2016

Analysis: Ireland's left side a recurring problem at Euro 2016

Martin O’Neill’s team’s narrow set-up led to them being exposed down the flanks at times in France.

# sweden-soccer - Thursday 30 June, 2016

19 of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's most memorable quotes

The PSG striker and Swedish legend turns 34 today.

# sweden-soccer - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

Player ratings: How the Boys in Green fared at Euro 2016

Martin O’Neill’s men exited the competition after being beaten by France in last Sunday’s second-round encounter.

# sweden-soccer - Monday 27 June, 2016

O'Neill's men worthy of heroes' welcome home after Irish soccer's best moment in over a decade

The Boys in Green bowed out of Euro 2016 after a hard-fought loss to France yesterday.

# sweden-soccer - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'We need courage and balls' - Are Ireland’s possession perils due to mentality or talent? Analysis This post contains videos

'We need courage and balls' - Are Ireland’s possession perils due to mentality or talent?

Roy Keane indicated the issue was a problem while being reluctant to elaborate on why.

# sweden-soccer - Monday 20 June, 2016

'Myself and Wes have played in the League of Ireland so we're used to bad pitches'

The Burnley defender also recalled watching Ireland’s World Cup ’94 defeat of Italy as a youngster.

# sweden-soccer - Friday 17 June, 2016

As it happened: Italy v Sweden, Euro 2016

Ireland’s Group E rivals met in a game that would have big implications for the Boys in Green. Catch up on all the action here.

# sweden-soccer - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Analysis: The 24 minutes that cost Ireland against Sweden

The Boys in Green could come to rue failing to hold onto their lead on Monday.

# sweden-soccer - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

'Jack Grealish has made the wrong decision. He could have been at the Euros'

Former Ireland striker Clinton Morrison thinks the Aston Villa man made the wrong decision.

Analysis: Are diamonds forever for Martin O'Neill and Ireland? Analysis This post contains videos

Analysis: Are diamonds forever for Martin O'Neill and Ireland?

The team didn’t fully embrace the system while certain players seemed uncomfortable with new responsibilities.

Picking Walters was a gamble that didn't pay off and now it could cost Ireland dearly

The forward is in danger of missing the rest of Euro 2016 after coming off after an hour last night.

Ireland v Sweden: Looking back on the positives and negatives from yesterday's 1-1 draw

Should we be happy, sad, or somewhere in between?

Ireland's Jeff Hendrick comes of age on the international stage

The Derby midfielder impressed in the 1-1 draw against Sweden in Paris yesterday.

# sweden-soccer - Monday 13 June, 2016

'We’re a hard team to beat - not many teams will like playing us'

Seamus Coleman sets his sights on three points when Ireland face Belgium this weekend.

Wonderful Weso and more talking points from Ireland's 1-1 draw with Sweden

Focus turns to Bordeaux and Belgium as Sweden deny Ireland in Paris.

Brady: It's a shame for Irish football that Wes hasn't played more. He's a class act

The Norwich City man scored his third international goal in Paris tonight.

As it happened: Belgium v Italy, Euro 2016

Belgium took on Italy in a vital game in Ireland’s group.

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