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#Sweden

# sweden-soccer - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

'That's not the real Ozil!' - Wenger on why Arsenal star flopped for Germany

The attacking midfielder was largely anonymous in Russia as the world champions crashed out in the group stages.

# sweden-soccer - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Sweden coach says England 'can go all the way'

“They’re strong and well-organised. I’d like to pay tribute to both the team and the coach.”

The absence of the 'Golden Generation' has freed England Analysis This post contains videos

The absence of the 'Golden Generation' has freed England

Gareth Southgate has done a remarkable job in guiding England to a first World Cup semi-final since 1990.

Sweden squad forced to evacuate hotel before England clash due to false fire alarm

Not the best start to the day for the Swedes.

Juventus, Olympic gold, a World Cup final and then obscurity: the coach England shunned

George Raynor brought plenty of success to Sweden but was never afforded any opportunities where he wanted them most.

# sweden-soccer - Thursday 5 July, 2018

'Colombia are probably the dirtiest team I've ever come up against'

John Stones began his career in the Football League with Barnsley but has never experienced antics such as Colombia’s in Moscow.

# sweden-soccer - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Sweden are proving they're better off without Zlatan

Talk of the superstar striker’s possible return to his national team dominated the build-up to their World Cup.

As it happened: Sweden v Switzerland, World Cup last 16

Sweden played Switzerland for a place in the quarter-finals.

# sweden-soccer - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

Mexico well beaten by Sweden but both progress to knockouts at Germany's expense Russia 2018 This post contains videos

Mexico well beaten by Sweden but both progress to knockouts at Germany's expense

Strikes from Ludwig Augustinsson, Andreas Granqvist and an Edson Alvarez own goal helped the Europeans to a 3-0 win in Ekaterinburg.

# sweden-soccer - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Germany apologise for provocative goal celebrations

Toni Kroos’ stoppage-time winner was followed by clashes on the touchline.

Sweden boss hits out at Germany for 'rubbing it in' with celebrations

Janne Andersson wasn’t happy after he watched his side concede a late goal.

# sweden-soccer - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Kroos gets 10-man Germany out of jail with sublime injury-time free-kick

The Real Madrid midfielder scored the winner as the reigning champions left it late to see off Sweden.

As it happened: Germany v Sweden, World Cup 2018, Group G Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Germany v Sweden, World Cup 2018, Group G

The reigning champions needed to bounce back with a win in Sochi this evening after losing out to Mexico.

# sweden-soccer - Monday 18 June, 2018

VAR proves spot on for Swedes as they make strong start in Group F against South Korea

Veteran Swedish skipper Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the game.

# sweden-soccer - Sunday 17 June, 2018

South Korean players swapped shirt numbers to try to confuse opposition scouts

“It’s very difficult for Westerners to distinguish between Asians,” Shin Tae-yong said.

# sweden-soccer - Monday 11 June, 2018

Sweden better off without 'best ever' Ibrahimovic - Henrik Larsson

The former striker is eager to see the debate regarding whether or not the veteran frontman should be at the World Cup brought to a close.

# 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.

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