# Sweden

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# like a fine wine
Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes history for Sweden, Man United star hits brace
The 41-year-old has become Euro qualifying’s oldest player, while Marcel Sabitzer impressed for Austria.
# like a fine wine
41-year-old Ibrahimovic set to make history
The veteran striker will likely break Italian goalkeeper Dino Zoff’s age record in a Euro qualifier of 40 years and 90 days, set in 1983.
Last year
# Big Money
Sweden's Isak set to seal club-record €71 million Newcastle move
The striker has travelled to England to complete a move from Real Sociedad.
# Reaction
'What are we doing?' Ian Wright makes impassioned plea after England's Euros win
The ex-Arsenal striker wants a lasting legacy from the success.
# Happy Days
Joyous scenes as hosts England beat Sweden to reach Euro 2022 final
Sarina Wiegman’s side will face France or Germany at Wembley.
# swede taste of success
Sweden strike late to set up England Euro 2022 semi-final
World number two need a 92nd-minute winner to see off Belgium and book their place in the final four.
# Great expectations
Holders Netherlands have to settle for draw in Euros opener
They earned a point against Sweden while in the other group game, Portugal drew 2-2 with Switzerland.
# Looking Back
Film highlights former Inter Milan footballer's struggles with depression
Martin Bengtsson hopes ‘TIGERS’ can help others going through similar problems.
# Looking Back
Denise O'Sullivan and Courage ready to move on after coach's sex abuse allegations
The National Women’s Soccer League was rocked by an alleged coaching sex-abuse scandal.
# Growth
'The treatment of the team is a lot better. The FAI back us now'
Ruesha Littlejohn on the changes she has witnessed in the international setup since her debut in 2012.
# Challenge
Vera Pauw's Ireland will use upcoming match with U15 boys team to 'try out a few things'
They face a crucial World Cup qualifier with Sweden later this month.
# misfortune
'It’s heartbreaking for her personally especially. It’s a severe injury'
Vera Pauw has lamented the loss of key defender Savannah McCarthy ahead of her side’s upcoming World Cup qualifier with Sweden.
# Report
Ireland beat Sweden to boost Euros qualification hopes
Goals from Ross Tierney and Tyreik Wright handed Jim Crawford’s side a big win.
# success story
The Irishman at the heart of England's most in-form team
Conor Coventry has been enjoying a memorable loan spell at MK Dons.
# Challenge
'It’s a huge game, probably the most important to date'
Jim Crawford’s Irish U21 team face a big test away to Sweden tomorrow.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic warns he is 'an old guy'
The 40-year-old striker is suspended for the World Cup playoff semi-final against the Czech Republic on Thursday.
# Claim
Sweden fears Russia World Cup ban gives Poland upper hand
Hakan Sjostrand said he would have preferred it if Fifa had found a new opponent for their rivals.
# Progress
'We have made a huge step... We do not just whack the ball away under pressure'
Vera Pauw hailed Ireland’s improvement after they finished third in the Pinatar Cup.
# Boost
Swedish teenager on target but grumpy Ronaldo mars Man United win
Anthony Elanga helped the Red Devils secure a win over Brentford.
All time
# school of hard knocks
Irish youngster Ferry progressing thanks to 'men's football'
The Southampton player is currently on loan at Crawley Town.
# belief
Ireland reap benefits from trusting 'the process'
Jim Crawford praised his side’s resilience after their late win over Sweden.
# Unbelievable
'Stephen Kenny came in and said it was the first time he saw it'
An incredible finish saw Ireland U21s beat Sweden with the last kick of the game.
# Late Late Show
Ireland's matchwinner revels in a special night at Tallaght Stadium
18-year-old Ollie O’Neill came off the bench to earn his side a victory in dramatic fashion.
# Report
Ireland beat Sweden with last kick of the game to keep qualification hopes alive
Jim Crawford’s side needed a win to maintain any realistic hope of progression.
# Influence
'I spoke to him before the game' - One Lagos-born Irish youngster is aiming to follow in the footsteps of another
Joshua Kayode on being inspired by Chiedozie Ogbene.
# Talent
'He's exceptionally quick' - Ireland wary of Man United youngster's threat ahead of Sweden showdown
Anthony Elanga has six goals from six matches in the campaign thus far.
# crucial
It's 'win or bust' for Ireland on Tuesday
Dawson Devoy admits the Boys in Green must beat Sweden to keep any realistic hopes of qualification alive.
# Getting there
'We weren’t far away from it being a very good performance'
Conor Coventry was taking some positives from Ireland’s loss to Italy on Friday.
# Potential
Advice from Patrick Vieira, Ireland ambitions and the GAA career that might have been
Jake O’Brien has swiftly established himself as a key member of Jim Crawford’s squad.
# Boost
'His career was like a little bit of driftwood' - Backing for West Ham's rejuvenated Irish teen
Armstrong Oko-Flex earned a first call-up to Jim Crawford’s squad on Wednesday.
# Double-header
First Ireland U21 call-up for West Ham winger Oko-Flex as Smallbone returns
Jim Crawford’s side face Italy and Sweden in Euro qualifiers at Tallaght Stadium this month.
# like a fine wine
40-year-old Ibrahimovic recalled by Sweden
The star pulled out of Euro 2020 finals in June shortly before the tournament kicked off with a knee injury.
# progression
More Ireland players 'stepping up to be a professional footballer, training full-time'
Louise Quinn is encouraged by the progress the squad have made of late.
# Late call-Up
McLaughlin drafted into Ireland squad to replace Danish-based star
Kyra Carusa has picked up a knock and been forced to withdraw.
# Controversy
Man United youngster reports racial abuse during Sweden U21s game
The alleged incident happened against Italy on Tuesday.
# Upset
USA's 44-match unbeaten run ends in Olympics opener
The four-time Olympic champions crashed to a 3-0 defeat by Sweden.
# Mixed Fortunes
Heartbreak for Poland despite Lewandowski heroics
Sweden were left reeling after a brace from the Bayern Munich star.
# heir apparent
Highly rated 21-year-old Sweden star aiming to make up for injured Ibrahimovic
Alexander Isak will be looking to carry his blistering La Liga form into Euro 2020
# Young Guns
Euro 2020: Five young players to watch
A look at five young players who will be out to make their mark at the Euros.
# heir apparent
Henrik Larsson's son included in Sweden's Euros squad
The Spartak Moscow forward has made only five international appearances.