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    Sweden national football team


    Sweden
    Shirt badge/Association crest
    Nickname(s) Blågult
    (The Blue-Yellow)
    Association Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)
    Confederation UEFA (Europe)
    Head coach Erik Hamrén
    Asst coach Marcus Allbäck
    Captain Zlatan Ibrahimović
    Most caps Anders Svensson (148)
    Top scorer Sven Rydell (49)
    Home stadium Friends Arena
    FIFA code SWE
    FIFA ranking 25 Decrease 3
    Highest FIFA ranking 2 (November 1994)
    Lowest FIFA ranking 43 (February 2010)
    Elo ranking 19 Decrease 5
    Highest Elo ranking 2 (June 1950)
    Lowest Elo ranking 49 (September 1980)
    First colours
    Second colours
    First international
    Sweden Sweden 11–3 Norway 
    (Gothenburg, Sweden; 12 July 1908)
    Biggest win
    Sweden Sweden 12–0 Latvia 
    (Stockholm, Sweden; 29 May 1927)
    Sweden Sweden 12–0 South Korea 
    (London, England; 5 August 1948)
    Biggest defeat
    United Kingdom Great Britain 12–1 Sweden Sweden
    (London, England; 20 October 1908)
    World Cup
    Appearances 11 (First in 1934)
    Best result Runners-up: 1958
    European Championship
    Appearances 5 (First in 1992)
    Best result Semi-finals: 1992

    The Sweden national football team (Swedish: svenska fotbollslandslaget) represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for Football in Sweden. Sweden's home ground is Friends Arena in Stockholms län and the team is led by Erik Hamrén. Sweden made their first World Cup appearance in 1934. Sweden has made eleven World Cup appearances and five appearances in the European Championships. They finished second in the 1958 FIFA World Cup, and third in both 1950 and 1994. Sweden's accomplishments also include a gold medal in the 1948 Summer Olympics, and bronze medals in 1924 and 1952. They reached the semi-finals in UEFA Euro 1992.

    Traditionally, Sweden are rivals with Denmark and Norway, although a rivalry with England has developed over the years. Sweden failed to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in the group qualification stage, having been edged out by Portugal. As a result, team manager Lars Lagerbäck quit and Erik Hamrén was appointed the new manager. Sweden's captain is Zlatan Ibrahimović with Andreas Isaksson as vice captain.


    Sweden national football team History


    Sweden has traditionally been a strong team in international football, with eleven World Cup appearances and three medals in the Olympics. The Swedish team finished second in the 1958 World Cup, when it was the host team, being beaten by Brazil 5–2 in the final. Sweden has also finished third twice, in 1950 and 1994. In 1938, they finished fourth.


    Sweden national football team Early history

    Sweden played its first international game against Norway, on 12 July 1908, and won it 11–3. Other games in 1908 were against England, Great Britain, Netherlands (twice) and Belgium. Sweden lost all five games.

    In the same year Sweden competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics for the first time. Sweden however lost a game in the Olympics against the Great Britain with 1–12 and it became the biggest loss in the Swedish national team's history.

    In 1916 Sweden beat Denmark for the first time.

    Sweden played in the 1912 Olympics (as hosts), the 1920 Olympics, and in the 1924 Olympics, where Sweden took the bronze and their first medal ever.


    Sweden national football team 1938 World Cup

    The 1938 World Cup was Sweden's second qualification for the World Cup. In the first round, they were scheduled to play against Austria, but after the Germans occupied the nation of Austria could not continue playing in the tournament. Instead, Sweden went straight to the quarterfinal match against Cuba. They beat Cuba 8–0 with both Harry Andersson (on his debut) and Gustav Wetterström scoring hat-tricks. In the semi-final match against Hungary, Sweden lost 1–5. Sweden's next match was the 3rd place match against Brazil. In that game the Swedes lost 2–4, and ended in 4th place for the first and only time in Swedish football history.


    Sweden national football team 1948 Summer Olympics

    In the first round Sweden played against Austria. The Austrian team had qualified without their professional players, which was a surprise since the Austrian league had many professional players who were allowed to play in the tournament. The match was played at White Hart Lane in London and Sweden won 3–0. In the second game, Sweden played against Korea and won 12–0, one of the two largest margin wins Sweden has ever had. In the semi-final Sweden met their archrivals from Denmark beating them 4–2.

    The final was played at legendary Wembley Stadium in London. The attendance was around 40,000 people which was high for a football game in those days. Sweden took on Yugoslavia in the final and won 3–1, with goals by Gunnar Gren (24', 67'), Stjepan Bobek (42') and Gunnar Nordahl (48'). This was Sweden's first championship win in any international football tournament.


    Sweden national football team 1950 World Cup

    In the 1950 World Cup, the Swedish football association did not allow any professional Swedish football players to take part. Sweden consequently only fielded amateur players during the tournament.

    Qualifying for the tournament as one of six European national teams, Sweden played in the same group as Italy and Paraguay. (India withdrew from the group.)

    In the first game, Sweden beat the Italians, 3–2, in São Paulo. The second game was a 2–2 draw against Paraguay. With the most points in the group, Sweden advanced to the next round.

    Their first game in the second stage, also a group format, was against the host nation, Brazil. It was played at the Maracanã with a total attendance of more than 138,000, to this day the record attendance for the Swedish national team. The game ended 7–1 to Brazil and it is rumored that almost everyone in the Brazilian audience waved the Swedes good bye with their scarfs.

    The next game was against Uruguay, who Sweden played against for the first time in World Cup history. Played in São Paulo, Uruguay won the game 3–2, which meant Sweden were unable to play for the gold.

    The final game for Sweden in the tournament was played in São Paulo, against Spain. Sweden won 3–1 with goals by Stig Sundqvist (15'), Bror Mellberg (34') and Karl-Erik Palmér (79'). Sweden finished 3rd in the group and took their first World Cup medal. As Sweden was the best placed European team, Sweden was, as the time, regarded "unofficial European champions".


    Sweden national football team 1958 World Cup

    Sweden won the silver medal at the 1958 World Cup.

    In 1956 the Swedish football federation allowed the professional footballers to play for the national team again, giving Swedish football fans hope for the 1958 FIFA World Cup. Sweden, the host nation, were in the same group as Mexico, Hungary and Wales.

    The first game, Sweden vs Mexico, was played at Sweden's national stadium, Råsunda Stadium, Solna, and was attended by around 32,000 people. Sweden won the game 3–0, taking the lead in Group 3. The next match was against Hungary, who had finished 2nd in the 1954 World Cup in Switzerland and were also the 1952 Olympic Champions. Also played at Råsunda, this game ended 2–1 to Sweden, with both goals scored by Kurt Hamrin. In the next match, against Wales, Sweden drew 0–0.

    Making it through to the quarter-final, playing at Råsunda for the fourth time in this tournament, Sweden were up against the USSR and won 2–0.

    The semifinal at Ullevi, Gothenburg, was the only game in the tournament which Sweden did not play at Råsunda. The crowd of around 50,000 people attended one of the best games Sweden played in the tournament. West Germany led by 1–0 when Erich Juskowiak was sent off in the 59th minute. Sweden won 3–1.

    The final was played at Råsunda between host nation Sweden and the 1950 FIFA World Cup runners-up, Brazil. The total attendance was approximately 52,000 people. Brazil ended up winning the World Cup for the first time ever after beating Sweden by 5–2. Sweden consequently became runners-up, the best result for Sweden in any World Cup. After the final match the Brazilian players honoured the host nation by sprinting around the pitch holding a Swedish flag.


    Sweden national football team 1960s

    After the successful 1958 World Cup, Sweden's fortunes diminished. In the qualification round of the 1962 World Cup, Sweden won its group in impressive fashion (scoring 10 goals and only having 3 goals scored against it), but it still had to win a play-off game against Switzerland to qualify. The game was played in West Berlin, and the Swiss won, 2–1.

    Sweden almost got to the UEFA European Championship 1964. They started their play-off against Norway and won the first game and drew in the last game. In the second round, Sweden beat Yugoslavia, 3–2, but they lost the first game. In the quarterfinal, Sweden played against the defending champions, the Soviet Union. Sweden tied the first game but lost the second.

    During the 1966 World Cup qualification, Sweden was in the UEFA Qualification group 2. Sweden started the qualification with a draw against West Germany and then a 3–0 victory over Cyprus. But only the winner of the group advanced and Sweden was eliminated with a loss in its next game against West Germany.

    Sweden successfully entered the UEFA European Championship in 1968, but they finished in the Qualification group 2.

    Sweden's only major success in the '60s was to qualify for the 1970 World Cup, after winning UEFA Group 5 ahead of Norway and France. Sweden finished third in its group, losing a tie-breaker with eventual #4 Uruguay, and did not advance to the elimination round, however. The winner of Sweden's group was eventual world runner-up Italy.


    Sweden national football team 1974 World Cup

    In the qualification of the 1974 FIFA World Cup, Sweden was in the same group as Austria, Hungary and Malta. Sweden clinched a narrow win via a classic play off-match against Austria in a snowy Gelsenkirchen, and advanced to the World Cup finals in Germany.

    The group Sweden drew into included Uruguay, Netherlands and Bulgaria. The first game against Bulgaria ended in a draw. In the second game against the Netherlands, Sweden drew another tie. The last game of the round was played against Uruguay. That game was the first victory Sweden had in the tournament, when they beat Uruguay 3–0 with goals by Roland Sandberg (74') and Ralf Edström (46', 77'). Sweden finished 2nd in the group and advanced to the second group stage.

    In the second group stage, Sweden was defeated in the first game against Poland 0–1. The situation after the defeat against Poland was that if Sweden lost against West Germany with a single goal difference and Yugoslavia defeated Poland, Sweden would be second in the group and play for the bronze medal. But since Poland beat Yugoslavia 2–1, Sweden had to win the game against the host nation, West Germany, in order to finish second in the group.

    The game against West Germany was played in Düsseldorf with an attendance of 66,500 people. The Swedish striker Ralf Edström gave the Scandinavian the lead with 1–0 after 29 minutes. But in the second half West Germany took control of the game, even after Roland Sandberg's equalizer after 52 minutes. Germany won 4–2. After the tournament, the German players commented that the game against Sweden was their best game in that tournament. The last game for Sweden was played in Düsseldorf against Yugoslavia. Sweden won that game 2–1. They finished the tournament as the 5th place team.


    Sweden national football team 1979–1990

    After the successful 70s, reaching all three World Cups. Sweden changed their coach from Georg "Åby" Ericson to Lars "Laban" Arnesson. Arnesson had been a successful coach for Östers IF before becoming national coach. After the failed qualification for the 1986 World Cup, Olle Nordin took over the team. Sweden failed to qualify for every World Cup and European Championship during the 1980s, but won their qualification group for the 1990 World Cup ahead of England and went on to their first World Cup in 12 years. However, the World Cup campaign ended quickly after three 1–2 defeats in the group stage matches, against Brazil, Scotland and Costa Rica.


    Sweden national football team 1992 European Championship

    As the host of the 1992 European Championship, Sweden played in their first European Championship tournament. They were drawn in the group with Denmark, France and England. Sweden managed to advance as group winners ahead of the eventual champions Denmark. In the semi-finals following the group stage Sweden were eliminated by Germany 2–3. The place in the semi-final is Sweden's best result in a European Championship to date.


    Sweden national football team 1994 World Cup

    Sweden qualified for the World Cup at the top of their qualifying group ahead of Bulgaria. Sweden was placed in Group B with Brazil, Cameroon and Russia. The first game against Cameroon looked to be yet another 1–2 loss, (after the 1990 World Cup fiasco with losses of 1–2 in all three games), but in the 75th minute Martin Dahlin scored the equalizer from a rebound shot off of Henrik Larsson and the match finished 2–2. In the next game against Russia, Russia was handed an early penalty and made it 1–0. Sweden managed to come back, with a penalty goal from Tomas Brolin and two goals from Martin Dahlin the final result was written 1–3. In the last group stage match against Brazil, they tied 1–1 after goals by Kennet Andersson ('23) and Romário ('47).

    In the first knockout stage match, Sweden faced Saudi Arabia and won 3–1 after two goals from Kennet Andersson and one from Martin Dahlin. The quarter-final match against Romania has become a memorable match for Swedish football fans. After Sweden had scored late in the second half, Romania managed to equalize in the dying minutes of the match, sending it into extra time. Romania's Florin Răducioiu who scored the first goal for Romania, scored his second of the day to take Romania ahead at the 101st minute. But with five minutes left Kennet Andersson scored with a header to make it level at 2–2. The penalty shoot-out began with a miss from Håkan Mild of Sweden, but Thomas Ravelli managed to save two penalties from Dan Petrescu and Miodrag Belodedici giving Sweden the win and making himself a hero. Sweden went through to face Brazil in the semi-finals. They had managed to score in the group stage against Brazil but couldn't do it a second time. After Jonas Thern had been sent off with a red card Romário scored the only goal of the game in the 80th minute.

    In the third place match Sweden played against Bulgaria who had lost to Italy in their semi-final match. Sweden scored 4 goals in the first half, but the second half went goal-less. Sweden won the bronze medal, the best placing for the national team in a World Cup play-off since the 1958 silver medal. This led Sweden to the second place of the FIFA World Rankings for one month, in November 1994.

    They finished as the top scorers of the tournament, with 15 goals.


    Sweden national football team 2000 European Championships

    Sweden qualified impressively for this tournament, winning all games except the away game against England (0–0) and conceding only one goal. The finals however, were a great disappointment. Sweden lost their opening game against the host Belgium 1–2. Johan Mjällby scored the goal for Sweden in the 53rd minute after a mess-up by the Belgian goalkeeper Filip De Wilde while Belgium won via goals from Bart Goor in the 43rd minute and Emile Mpenza in the 46th one. Then Sweden played 0–0 against Turkey and lost 2–1 to Italy. The goal was scored by Henrik Larsson while Italy won via goals from Luigi Di Biagio and Alessandro Del Piero. Sweden finished the group last behind Belgium with only 1 point. Italy finished first and Turkey second.


    Sweden national football team 2002 World Cup

    Sweden was part of the Group of Death, Group F also including big favourites Argentina, England and Nigeria. The first match was against England. Sol Campbell gave England the lead in the first half by heading in a left side corner from David Beckham. In the second half, Sweden took over completely and dominated the game, creating numerous chances. The equalizing goal was scored by midfielder Niclas Alexandersson, a powerful left-foot shot from outside the box past David Seaman. This gave the result 1–1. In the next game, Sweden played Nigeria. Julius Aghahowa gave Nigeria the lead by heading in a cross from the right. But Sweden managed to equalize with a fine goal by Henrik Larsson. Later in the game, Larsson was fouled in the penalty area and Sweden were awarded with a penalty which Larsson himself put in the goal. Sweden won 2–1.

    In the final group match, Sweden played Argentina, who needed to win after losing 0–1 to England in the previous game. However, midfielder Anders Svensson scored a great freekick goal from 30 meters. Andreas Andersson then had a shot off the crossbar and out. Mattias Jonson committed a foul in the penalty area and Argentina got a penalty. Ariel Ortega shot straight on Magnus Hedman, the Swedish keeper, but Hernán Crespo rushed into the box and shot the rebound from Hedman between the keepers legs. This was a controversial goal because Crespo began running into the box at the same time as Ortega stepped up to shot. However, the match ended 1–1 and Sweden won the group, England on second place, Argentina third and Nigeria last.

    In the round of 16, Sweden played Senegal. Henrik Larsson gave Sweden an early lead by heading in a corner from Anders Svensson. But Senegal equalized through Henri Camara. Senegal also had a goal disallowed for offside. The game came to sudden death golden goal. Rising star Zlatan Ibrahimović came on and nearly won Sweden the game. He made a terrific run on the right wing past several Senegal players, and shot with his weaker left foot from a tight angle straight at Senegals keeper Tony Sylva. Ibrahimović had Larsson and Svensson in excellent positions for a pass, but shot instead. Then Anders Svensson made a great spin past a defender and hit the post with a powerful shot. Sylva had no chance of saving that strike. Henri Camara then took a weak shot which went past Hedman, off the post and went into the goal. Consequently, Sweden were eliminated.


    Sweden national football team UEFA Euro 2004

    Sweden came into the tournament in Portugal with low expectations. But after a dazzling 5–0 win against Bulgaria they became one of the favorites. Fredrik Ljungberg began the goal-fest after a well done pass by Zlatan Ibrahimović. Henrik Larsson scored 2–0 and 3–0 in the second half. His first goal was done by a nice header after that he received a perfectly taken crossball by Erik Edman. 4–0 was scored by Zlatan Ibrahimović on a penalty and the substitute Marcus Allbäck scored the last goal of the game. After the 5–0 victory, Sweden became a feared team in the tournament and many were surprised by Sweden's offensive play since they were known to mostly play a defensive form of football.

    In the next game they were set up against Italy, who would prove themselves as a very hard opponent. After 36 minutes Antonio Cassano scored the first goal of the game for Italy after a cross by Christian Panucci. A great game by Swedish goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson made Sweden survive the rest of the game and after 84 minutes Sweden finally managed to score a goal. Zlatan Ibrahimović made an amazing backheel shot which found the back of the net.

    Sweden's last game of the group was held against Denmark. It was said before the game that if Sweden and Denmark played 2–2, Italy would be eliminated from the tournament. This is exactly what happened. Denmark led the game by 2–1 for a long time. But at the end of the game, Mattias Jonson scored the equalizer after numerous rebounds. Italy was eliminated and both Denmark and Sweden was qualified for the quarter-finals.

    In the quarter-finals, Sweden had to face Holland. The game became goalless after full-time, but not without a lot of chances. The closest Sweden came to scoring was through Fredrik Ljungberg but he hit the post with a well taken shot. But the game ended goalless in normal time and went to a penalty shootout. After a long run of penalties were taken, it was Olof Mellberg's turn to take a shot. The Dutch goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar saved Mellberg's shot and Holland won the game. Sweden was eliminated and Holland was through to the next round.

    Swedish national team of 2006.

    Sweden national football team 2006 World Cup

    Sweden competed in Group B at the 2006 World Cup. Their squad for the tournament featured players who played club football in eleven different nations. Sweden started the World Cup slowly, recording a scoreless tie against unheralded Trinidad and Tobago, despite playing with a one-man advantage for most of the game. The second game, against Paraguay, looked to be another goal-less draw until Fredrik Ljungberg scored in the 89th minute to give Sweden a 1–0 victory. Sweden then rallied to tie England, 2–2, to finish group play with five points – enough to finish second in its group and advance to the second round. There, the team's World Cup run came to an end with a 2–0 defeat to the host team, Germany.


    Sweden national football team 2008 European Championship and 2010 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

    Sweden finished second in Group F behind Spain, thus qualifying for the finals. The campaign included an abandoned match away to Denmark, for which Sweden were awarded a 3–0 win by UEFA.

    In their first match in Euro 2008, they beat the reigning European champions, Greece, by a score of 2–0 with goals from Zlatan Ibrahimović and Petter Hansson. Their next game was against Spain, who they played in qualifying. The game looked like a draw until a 92nd minute strike from David Villa, which put the Spaniards ahead. In the final group match, the Swedes went on to lose 2–0 to the Russians, eliminating them from the tournament.

    The 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification ended disastrously for Sweden. In the first game in Tirana, they were only able to tie 0–0 with an Albanian side that they were expected to defeat easily. Four days later, Sweden beat Hungary, 2–1, with goals from Kim Källström and Samuel Holmén. They would go on to tie with Portugal twice, both in Stockholm and in Porto. Both games ended 0–0. Sweden would lose to Denmark on home ground with an early strike from Thomas Kahlenberg after a defensive mistake. Sweden had defeated Denmark, 3–0, 2 years earlier. Sweden recovered with a 4–0 hammering of Malta. Against Hungary and Malta, both of the winning goals for Sweden were scored late. They would lose to Denmark again at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen after a late goal from Jakob Poulsen. Meanwhile, Portugal defeated Hungary, 3–0, putting the Portuguese team ahead in the standings. Sweden would defeat Albania, 4–1; however, Sweden was eliminated by Portugal's 4–0 defeat of Malta. Lars Lagerbäck resigned and Erik Hamrén was appointed the next head coach.


    Sweden national football team 2012 European Championships

    Sweden's Euro 2012 campaign with their new coach, Erik Hamrén, started well with two consecutive wins in Group E against Hungary and San Marino. After that Sweden lost to the Netherlands in Amsterdam with 1–4, but then won against Moldova first in Stockholm with 2–1 and later in Chişinău with 4–1. After the battle against Moldova Sweden beat their neighbor Finland with 5–0. The following game was a defeat when Hungary through Rudolf scored 2–1 home at Stadium Puskás Ferenc at the last minute of full-time. After that Sweden defeated San Marino with 5–0 away including two goals from Christian Wilhelmsson, who before the two games against San Marino and Hungary hadn't been a regular in the starting eleven during Hamréns tenure as head coach. The Swedish team then proceeded to beat Finland with 2–1 and in the final game beat the Netherlands with 3–2 to end their streak of 17 consecutive qualification-game wins. On 2 December 2011, Sweden were drawn into Group D alongside England, Ukraine and France in the Euro 2012 competition.[1][2]

    In their Euro 2012 opening match Sweden lost against host nation Ukraine with 2–1.[3] In their second group match Sweden lost to England with 3–2, thus eliminating them from the tournament.[4] In the third game, a Swedish team with nothing to lose or gain outplayed France in a 2–0 victory.


    Sweden national football team 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

    Playing in Group C, Sweden finished second behind Germany, and was one of eight teams to move on to the second round of qualification. A key win in Group C was the October 11, 2013, home game against Austria, as Martin Olsson and Zlatan Ibrahimović both scored in the second half to secure the win.[5]

    Using the October 2013 FIFA World Rankings, Sweden was ranked 25th and would face one of the four highest ranked teams in the second round of qualification. They were drawn to face Portugal, the team that beat Sweden for a qualification spot in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. After a 0–1 loss in Lisbon and a 2–3 loss in Solna, Portugal won 4–2 on aggregate and Sweden once again failed to qualify for the World Cup.

    Swedish supporters during the World Cup 2006 in Dortmund, Germany

    Sweden national football team Supporters


    Swedish supporters showed up first during the 1912 Summer Olympics, where they chanted "Heja Sverige Friskt humör, det är det som susen gör" (roughly meaning "Go Sweden, being in good spirits is what does the trick!") during the football games. The traveling supporters for Sweden's away games showed up for the first time in the 1974 FIFA World Cup in West Germany, and since then Sweden has always had supporters in large tournaments. In the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, Sweden had one of the largest group of supporters during a tournament, especially during the group stage match against Paraguay with around 50,000 Swedish supporters in attendance, plus an additional 50,000 fans watching the game outside the stadium. The Swedish fans were also voted the best fans during the 2006 World Cup, due to their massive numbers, friendly attitude and love for the game.


    Sweden national football team Kit history


    1958 home
    1970 home
    1974 home
    1978 home
    1990 home
    1994 home
    2000 home
    2006 home
    2008 home
    2012 home

    Sweden national football team Stadium


    Up until 2012, the Swedish national stadium was Råsunda Fotbollsstadion, but it was replaced in 2012 by the new national stadium Friends Arena. According to FIFA, Råsunda Stadion was a classic stadium, one of only two stadiums in the world, the other one being the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, USA, which hosted both the men's and women's World Cup final (1958 FIFA World Cup final and the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup). Råsunda stadium was opened 18 September 1910, and had a capacity of only 2.000, mostly standing. It was Råsunda stadium and Valhalla stadium in Gothenburg that were the first football fields with grass used for Swedish football. The stadium was expanded during 1937, to a capacity of 40,000 people. The stadium was used for the football tournament in the 1912 Summer Olympics held in Stockholm, and hosted 8 games during the FIFA World Cup 1958. In the UEFA European Championship in 1992, the stadium hosted 4 games and in the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup it hosted only the final game. But Råsunda stadium is still the only stadium in Scandinavia that has hosted 4 big tournaments. Ullevi in Gothenburg is used for some games which Sweden plays, such as the centennial game of the Swedish football association, against England in 2004. Even other stadiums, such as Swedbank Stadion in Malmö, are used for the national team.


    Sweden national football team Competitive record



    Sweden national football team FIFA World Cup

    Sweden playing against Germany in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
    FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
    Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
    Uruguay 1930 Did not enter No qualification
    Italy 1934 Quarter-final 8th 2 1 0 1 4 4 2 2 0 0 8 2
    France 1938 Fourth place 4th 3 1 0 2 11 9 3 2 0 1 11 7
    Brazil 1950 Third place 3rd 5 2 1 2 11 15 2 2 0 0 6 2
    Switzerland 1954 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 9 8
    Sweden 1958 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 12 7 Qualified as hosts
    Chile 1962 Did not qualify 5 3 0 2 11 5
    England 1966 4 2 1 1 10 3
    Mexico 1970 Group stage 9th 3 1 1 1 2 2 4 3 0 1 12 5
    West Germany 1974 Second group stage 5th 6 2 2 2 7 6 7 4 2 1 17 9
    Argentina 1978 First group stage 13th 3 0 1 2 1 3 4 3 0 1 7 4
    Spain 1982 Did not qualify 8 3 2 3 7 8
    Mexico 1986 8 4 1 3 14 9
    Italy 1990 Group stage 21st 3 0 0 3 3 6 6 4 2 0 9 3
    United States 1994 Third place 3rd 7 3 3 1 15 8 10 6 3 1 19 8
    France 1998 Did not qualify 10 7 0 3 16 9
    South Korea Japan 2002 Round of 16 13th 4 1 2 1 5 5 10 8 2 0 20 3
    Germany 2006 Round of 16 14th 4 1 2 1 3 4 10 8 0 2 30 4
    South Africa 2010 Did not qualify 10 5 3 2 13 5
    Brazil 2014 12 6 2 4 21 18
    Russia 2018 To be determined
    Qatar 2022
    Total Best: Runners-up 11/20 46 16 13 17 74 69 119 73 19 27 240 112
    *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
    **Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
    ***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

    Sweden national football team UEFA European Championship

    Swedish supporters during UEFA Euro 2008.
    Sweden at the UEFA Euro 2012.
    UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualification record
    Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
    France 1960 Did not enter Did not enter
    Spain 1964 Did not qualify 6 2 3 1 8 7
    Italy 1968 6 2 1 3 9 12
    Belgium 1972 6 2 2 2 3 5
    Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 6 3 0 3 8 9
    Italy 1980 6 1 2 3 9 13
    France 1984 8 5 1 2 14 5
    West Germany 1988 8 4 2 2 12 5
    Sweden 1992 Semi-final 4th 4 2 1 1 6 5 Qualified as hosts
    England 1996 Did not qualify 8 2 3 3 9 10
    Belgium Netherlands 2000 Group stage 14th 3 0 1 2 2 4 8 7 1 0 10 1
    Portugal 2004 Quarter-final 7th 4 1 3 0 8 3 8 5 2 1 19 3
    Austria Switzerland 2008 Group stage 10th 3 1 0 2 3 4 12 8 2 2 23 9
    Poland Ukraine 2012 Group stage 11th 3 1 0 2 5 5 10 8 0 2 31 11
    France 2016 To be determined
    2020
    Total Best: Semi-final 5/14 17 5 5 7 24 21 92 49 19 24 155 93
    *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
    **Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
    ***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

    Sweden national football team Olympic Games

    Sweden at the 1912 Summer Olympics.

    Football at the Summer Olympics was first played officially in 1908. The Olympiads between 1896 and 1980 were only open for amateur players. The 1984 and 1988 tournaments were open to players with no appearances in the FIFA World Cup. After the 1988 Olympics, the football event was changed into a tournament for U23 teams with a maximum of three older players. See Sweden national under-23 football team for competition record from 1992 until present day.

    Olympic Games record Olympic Games qualification record
    Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
    United Kingdom 1908 Fourth place 4th 2 0 0 2 1 14 No qualification
    Sweden 1912 Round of 16 9th 2 0 0 2 3 5 No qualification
    Belgium 1920 Quarter-final 6th 3 1 0 2 14 7
    France 1924 Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 18 5 No qualification
    Netherlands 1928 Did not enter No qualification
    Germany 1936 Round of 16 9th 1 0 0 1 2 3
    United Kingdom 1948 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 22 3 No qualification
    Finland 1952 Third place 3rd 4 3 0 1 9 8 No qualification
    Australia 1956 Did not enter Did not enter
    Italy 1960
    Japan 1964 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 2 6
    Mexico 1968 Did not enter Did not enter
    West Germany 1972
    Canada 1976
    Soviet Union 1980
    United States 1984
    South Korea 1988[6] Quarter-final 6th 4 2 1 1 7 5 8 6 1 1 13 6
    Total 1 title 8/17 25 13 2 10 76 50 10 6 2 2 15 12
    *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
    **Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
    ***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

    Sweden national football team Nordic Football Championship

    Nordic Football Championship record
    Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
    1924–28 Runners-up 2nd 10 6 1 3 31 19
    1929–32 Runners-up 2nd 12 6 1 5 35 31
    1933–36 Champions 1st 12 7 2 3 31 22
    1937–47 Champions 1st 12 9 0 3 41 16
    1948–51 Champions 1st 12 7 2 3 36 22
    1952–55 Champions 1st 12 8 4 0 44 14
    1956–59 Champions 1st 12 9 2 1 45 17
    1960–63 Champions 1st 12 7 3 2 24 10
    1964–67 Champions 1st 12 5 4 3 22 14
    1968–71 Champions 1st 12 10 2 0 32 10
    1972–77 Champions 1st 12 8 2 2 24 9
    1978–80 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 0 3 7 6
    1981–85 Runners-up 2nd 6 3 1 2 7 4
    2000–01 Fifth place 5th 5 1 2 2 3 4
    Total 9 titles 14/14 147 89 26 32 382 198
    *Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.

    Sweden national football team Minor tournaments

    Minor tournaments record
    Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
    Denmark 1939 DBU 50 years Semi-final 3rd 1 0 0 1 0 1
    Finland Sweden 1947 FBF 40 years Winners 1st 2 2 0 0 11 2
    Norway 1952 NFF 50 years Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 3 3
    Sweden 1954 SFF 50 years Winners 1st 2 2 0 0 9 0
    Finland 1957 FBF 50 years Winners 1st 2 1 1 0 5 1
    Finland 1981 Lahti Cup Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 5 4
    Spain 1988 Maspalomas Winners 1st 2 2 0 0 5 1
    West Germany 1988 West Berlin Winners 1st 2 1 1 0 3 1
    Denmark 1989 DBU 100 years Runners-up 2nd 2 1 0 1 2 7
    Sweden 1991 Scania 100 Third place 3rd 2 1 0 1 6 3
    United States 1994 Joe Robbie Cup Winners 1st 2 1 1 0 3 1
    Denmark Norway Sweden 1994 Nordic Cup Winners 1st 2 1 0 1 2 1
    England 1995 Umbro Cup Third place 3rd 3 0 2 1 5 6
    Hong Kong 1996 Carlsberg Cup Winners 1st 2 1 1 0 2 1
    Thailand 1997 King's Cup Winners 1st 4 3 1 0 6 1
    Thailand 2001 King's Cup Winners 1st 4 2 2 0 9 3
    Thailand 2003 King's Cup Winners 1st 4 3 1 0 12 4
    Hong Kong 2004 Carlsberg Cup Third place 3rd 2 1 0 1 3 3
    Thailand 2010 King's Cup Withdrew
    Cyprus 2011 Cyprus Cup Runners-up 2nd 2 1 1 0 3 1
    Thailand 2013 King's Cup Winners 1st 2 1 1 0 4 1
    Total 12 titles 46 26 12 8 98 45
    *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
    **Gold background color indicates that the tournament was won.
    ***Red border color indicates tournament was held on home soil.

    Sweden national football team Titles



    Sweden national football team Major titles


    Sweden national football team Minor titles


    Sweden national football team All-time team record


    The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record.[7] The abandoned match against Denmark on 2 June 2007 here counts as a draw.

    Statistics updated as of 19 November 2013.

    Against Played Won Drawn * Lost GF GA GD
     Albania 5 3 1 1 10 5 +5
     Algeria 4 3 1 0 9 1 +8
     Argentina 3 1 1 1 6 6 0
     Australia 5 1 2 2 2 2 0
     Austria 34 13 5 16 53 50 +3
     Azerbaijan 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4
     Bahrain 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
     Barbados 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4
     Belarus 3 3 0 0 8 2 +6
     Belgium 13 5 2 6 30 20 +10
     Bosnia and Herzegovina 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
     Botswana 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
     Brazil 15 2 3 10 17 35 −18
     Bulgaria 14 10 2 2 26 8 +18
     Cameroon 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
     Chile 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
     China PR 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4
     Colombia 2 0 2 0 2 2 0
     Costa Rica 2 1 0 1 2 2 0
     Croatia 4 1 0 3 4 5 −1
     Cuba 1 1 0 0 8 0 +8
     Cyprus 6 5 1 0 19 3 +16
     Czech Republic 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1
     Czechoslovakia 16 3 4 9 21 36 −15
     Denmark 103 45 19 39 183 171 +12
     East Germany 6 2 1 3 8 9 −1
     Ecuador 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1
     Egypt 4 2 0 2 10 3 +7
     England 23 7 9 7 31 35 −4
    England England Amateurs 3 0 0 3 2 18 −16
     Estonia 14 13 1 0 50 15 +35
     Faroe Islands 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3
     Finland 86 66 11 9 292 94 +198
     France 18 5 5 8 18 25 −7
     Germany 24 9 5 10 44 49 −5
    United Kingdom Great Britain 1 0 0 1 1 12 −11
     Greece 7 2 3 2 17 8 +9
     Hungary 45 16 11 18 77 91 −14
     Iceland 14 10 2 2 33 15 +18
     Israel 12 7 4 1 26 9 +17
     Italy 22 6 6 10 24 27 −3
     Ivory Coast 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1
     Jamaica 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1
     Japan 5 1 3 1 7 7 0
     Jordan 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
     Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3
     Latvia 17 11 4 2 54 12 +42
     Liechtenstein 2 2 0 0 6 1 +5
     Lithuania 5 5 0 0 22 3 +19
     Luxembourg 4 3 1 0 7 1 +6
     Macedonia 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3
     Malaysia 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2
     Malta 11 11 0 0 42 2 +40
     Mexico 9 4 3 2 8 5 +3
     Moldova 4 4 0 0 14 2 +12
     Montenegro 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1
     Netherlands 23 8 5 10 47 44 +3
     Nigeria 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3
     North Korea 3 1 2 0 6 2 +4
     Northern Ireland 7 3 1 3 7 10 −3
     Norway 105 60 21 24 276 145 +131
     Oman 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
     Paraguay 3 1 1 1 4 4 0
     Poland 26 14 4 8 56 37 +19
     Portugal 17 6 6 5 26 18 +8
     Qatar 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1
     Qatar U23 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5
     Republic of Ireland 10 5 2 3 16 13 +3
     Romania 9 4 3 2 20 10 +10
     Russia 6 3 2 1 11 7 +4
     San Marino 4 4 0 0 22 0 +22
     Saudi Arabia 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3
     Scotland 12 6 1 5 19 14 +5
     Senegal 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1
     Serbia 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1
     Singapore 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5
     Slovakia 4 2 2 0 4 1 +3
     Slovenia 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1
     South Africa 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2
    South Africa South Africa Development 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
     South Korea 4 2 2 0 17 3 +14
     Soviet Union 18 5 6 7 21 37 −16
     Spain 13 3 4 6 15 21 −6
      Switzerland 28 10 7 11 46 42 +4
     Syria 1 0 1 0 1 1 0
     Thailand 5 4 1 0 13 4 +9
     Trinidad and Tobago 2 1 1 0 5 0 +5
     Tunisia 4 2 1 1 3 2 +1
     Turkey 8 2 4 2 9 8 +1
     Ukraine 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1
     United Arab Emirates 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1
     United States 8 4 0 4 13 10 +3
     Uruguay 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
     Venezuela 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2
     Wales 6 5 1 0 13 3 +10
     West Germany 13 4 4 5 18 21 −3
     Yugoslavia 11 4 2 5 17 19 −2
    Total 972 480 208 284 1993 1313 +680
    *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

    Sweden national football team Matches that are not counted as international matches by FIFA

    This is a list of matches that the Swedish FA counts as official international matches, but not FIFA. All these matches are included in the table above.


    Sweden national football team 2013 fixtures


    The Sweden national football team before the match against Austria in Vienna on 7 June 2013.

    Sweden national football team Results in 2013

    Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
    Ground H H H H A H A H H A A H H A H
    Result D W L D D W L W W W W W L L L

    Last updated: 19 November 2013.
    Source: svenskfotboll.se (Swedish)
    Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.


    Sweden national football team Fixtures

    23 January 2013
    16:00 UTC+7
    Sweden  1 – 1  North Korea
    Fejzullahu Goal 56' Report Hong Kum-Song Goal 48'
      Penalties  
    Svensson Penalty scored
    Majstorović Penalty scored
    Hysén Penalty scored
    P. Jansson Penalty scored
    4 – 1 Penalty missed Jang Kuk-Chol
    Penalty missed Kang Kuk-Chol
    Penalty scored Kim Chol-Bom
    700th Anniversary Stadium, Chiang Mai
    Attendance: 500
    Referee: Mongkolchai Pechsri (Thailand)

    26 January 2013
    17:00 UTC+7
    Sweden  3 – 0  Finland
    Hysén Goal 23'
    Quaison Goal 73'
    Svensson Goal 90'
    Report

    6 February 2013
    20:30 UTC+1
    Sweden  2 – 3  Argentina
    J. Olsson Goal 17'
    Elm Goal 90+5'
    Report Lustig Goal 3' (o.g.)
    Agüero Goal 19'
    Higuaín Goal 23'
    Friends Arena, Solna
    Attendance: 49,646
    Referee: Antony Gautier (France)

    22 March 2013
    20:45 UTC+1
    Sweden  0 – 0  Republic of Ireland
    Report
    Friends Arena, Solna
    Attendance: 49,436
    Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)

    26 March 2013
    20:15 UTC+1
    Slovakia  0 – 0  Sweden
    Report
    Štadión pod Dubňom, Žilina
    Attendance: 3,123
    Referee: Gerhard Grobelnik (Austria)

    3 June 2013
    19:00 UTC+2
    Sweden  1 – 0  Macedonia
    Kačaniklić Goal 39' Report
    Swedbank Stadion, Malmö
    Attendance: 14,459
    Referee: Pavel Královec (Czech Republic)

    7 June 2013
    20:45 UTC+2
    Austria  2 – 1  Sweden
    Alaba Goal 26' (pen.)
    Janko Goal 32'
    Report Elmander Goal 82'
    Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
    Attendance: 48,500
    Referee: Gianluca Rocchi (Italy)

    11 June 2013
    19:15 UTC+2
    Sweden  2 – 0  Faroe Islands
    Ibrahimović Goal 35'82' (pen.) Report
    Friends Arena, Solna
    Attendance: 32,858
    Referee: Nikolay Yordanov (Bulgaria)

    14 August 2013
    20:00 UTC+2
    Sweden  4 – 2  Norway
    Ibrahimović Goal 2'28'57'
    Svensson Goal 75'
    Report Abdellaoue Goal 38' (pen.)
    Johansen Goal 43'
    Friends Arena, Solna
    Attendance: 13,438
    Referee: Michael Oliver (England)

    6 September 2013
    19:45 UTC+1
    Republic of Ireland  1 – 2  Sweden
    Keane Goal 21' Report Elmander Goal 33'
    Svensson Goal 57'
    Aviva Stadium, Dublin
    Attendance: 49,500
    Referee: Damir Skomina (Slovenia)

    10 September 2013
    22:00 UTC+6
    Kazakhstan  0 – 1  Sweden
    Report Ibrahimović Goal 1'
    Astana Arena, Astana
    Attendance: 24,000
    Referee: Miroslav Zelinka (Czech Republic)

    11 October 2013
    20:45 UTC+2
    Sweden  2 – 1  Austria
    M. Olsson Goal 56'
    Ibrahimović Goal 86'
    Report Harnik Goal 29'
    Friends Arena, Solna
    Attendance: 49,416
    Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

    15 October 2013
    20:45 UTC+2
    Sweden  3 – 5  Germany
    Hysén Goal 6'69'
    Kačaniklić Goal 42'
    Report Özil Goal 45'
    Götze Goal 53'
    Schürrle Goal 57'66'76'
    Friends Arena, Solna
    Attendance: 49,251
    Referee: Willie Collum (Scotland)

    15 November 2013
    19:45 UTC 0
    Portugal  1 – 0  Sweden
    Ronaldo Goal 82' Report
    Estádio da Luz, Lisbon
    Attendance: 61,467
    Referee: Nicola Rizzoli (Italy)

    19 November 2013
    20:45 UTC+1
    Sweden  2 – 3  Portugal
    Ibrahimović Goal 68'72' Report Ronaldo Goal 50'77'79'
    Friends Arena, Solna
    Attendance: 49,766
    Referee: Howard Webb (England)

    Sweden national football team Goalscorers

    Rank Player Club Goals
    1 Zlatan Ibrahimović France Paris Saint-Germain 9
    2 Tobias Hysén Sweden IFK Göteborg 3
    Anders Svensson Sweden IF Elfsborg 3
    4 Johan Elmander Turkey Galatasaray
    England Norwich City
    2
    Alexander Kačaniklić England Fulham 2
    6 Rasmus Elm Russia CSKA Moscow 1
    Erton Fejzullahu Sweden Djurgårdens IF 1
    Jonas Olsson England West Bromwich Albion 1
    Martin Olsson England Norwich City 1
    Robin Quaison Sweden AIK 1

    Own goals

    Player Club Own goals Playing against
    Sweden Mikael Lustig Scotland Celtic 1  Argentina

    Sweden national football team Players



    Sweden national football team Current squad

    The following 23 players have been called up for the friendly matches against Moldova on 17 January 2014 and Iceland on 21 January 2014.[8]

    Caps and goals updated as of 19 November 2013.

    0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
    1 1GK Pär Hansson (1986-06-22) 22 June 1986 (age 27) 5 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF
    12 1GK Oscar Jansson (1990-12-23) 23 December 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Sweden Örebro SK
    23 1GK David Mitov Nilsson (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 22) 0 0 Sweden IFK Norrköping
    2 2DF Johan Larsson (1990-05-05) 5 May 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Sweden IF Elfsborg
    3 2DF Pontus Jansson (1991-02-13) 13 February 1991 (age 22) 4 0 Sweden Malmö FF
    4 2DF Per Karlsson (1986-01-02) 2 January 1986 (age 28) 1 0 Sweden AIK
    5 2DF Miiko Albornoz (1990-11-30) 30 November 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Sweden Malmö FF
    13 2DF Alexander Milošević (1992-01-30) 30 January 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden AIK
    15 2DF Filip Helander (1993-04-22) 22 April 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Sweden Malmö FF
    17 2DF Erdin Demir (1990-03-27) 27 March 1990 (age 23) 4 0 Norway SK Brann
    22 2DF Emil Krafth (1994-08-02) 2 August 1994 (age 19) 0 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF
    6 3MF Jakob Johansson (1990-06-21) 21 June 1990 (age 23) 1 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg
    7 3MF Guillermo Molins (1988-09-26) 26 September 1988 (age 25) 4 0 Sweden Malmö FF
    8 3MF Simon Thern (1992-09-18) 18 September 1992 (age 21) 2 1 Sweden Malmö FF
    9 3MF Nabil Bahoui (1991-02-05) 5 February 1991 (age 22) 0 0 Sweden AIK
    16 3MF Oscar Lewicki (1992-07-14) 14 July 1992 (age 21) 0 0 Sweden BK Häcken
    18 3MF Andreas Blomqvist (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 (age 21) 0 0 Sweden Mjällby AIF
    19 3MF Robin Quaison (1993-10-09) 9 October 1993 (age 20) 2 1 Sweden AIK
    21 3MF Emil Forsberg (1991-10-23) 23 October 1991 (age 22) 0 0 Sweden Malmö FF
    10 4FW Tobias Hysén (1982-03-09) 9 March 1982 (age 31) 31 10 Sweden IFK Göteborg
    11 4FW Magnus Eriksson (1990-04-08) 8 April 1990 (age 23) 0 0 Sweden Malmö FF
    14 4FW Imad Khalili (1987-04-03) 3 April 1987 (age 26) 0 0 Sweden Helsingborgs IF
    20 4FW Erton Fejzullahu (1988-04-09) 9 April 1988 (age 25) 3 1 Sweden Djurgårdens IF

    Sweden national football team Recent call-ups

    The following 42 players have also been called up to the Sweden squad within the last twelve months.

    Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
    GK Johan Dahlin (1986-09-08) 8 September 1986 (age 27) 3 0 Sweden Malmö FF v.  Iceland, 21 January 2014
    GK Andreas Isaksson (vice captain) (1981-10-03) 3 October 1981 (age 32) 112 0 Turkey Kasımpaşa v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    GK Johan Wiland (1981-01-24) 24 January 1981 (age 32) 9 0 Denmark Copenhagen v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    GK Kristoffer Nordfeldt (1989-06-23) 23 June 1989 (age 24) 2 0 Netherlands Heerenveen v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    GK Daniel Örlund (1980-06-23) 23 June 1980 (age 33) 1 0 Norway Rosenborg BK v.  Faroe Islands, 11 June 2013
    DF Mikael Lustig (1986-12-13) 13 December 1986 (age 27) 41 2 Scotland Celtic v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    DF Andreas Granqvist (1985-04-16) 16 April 1985 (age 28) 32 2 Russia Krasnodar v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    DF Jonas Olsson (1983-03-10) 10 March 1983 (age 30) 24 1 England West Bromwich Albion v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    DF Martin Olsson (1988-05-17) 17 May 1988 (age 25) 22 5 England Norwich City v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    DF Adam Johansson (1983-02-21) 21 February 1983 (age 30) 18 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    DF Mikael Antonsson (1981-05-31) 31 May 1981 (age 32) 15 0 Italy Bologna v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    DF Per Nilsson (1982-09-15) 15 September 1982 (age 31) 15 0 Germany Nürnberg v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    DF Pierre Bengtsson (1988-04-12) 12 April 1988 (age 25) 9 0 Denmark Copenhagen v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    DF Rasmus Bengtsson (1986-06-26) 26 June 1986 (age 27) 2 0 Netherlands Twente v.  Kazakhstan, 10 September 2013
    DF Behrang Safari (1985-02-09) 9 February 1985 (age 28) 31 0 Switzerland Basel v.  Faroe Islands, 11 June 2013
    DF Oscar Wendt (1985-10-24) 24 October 1985 (age 28) 21 0 Germany Borussia Mönchengladbach v.  Faroe Islands, 11 June 2013
    DF Nils-Eric Johansson (1980-01-13) 13 January 1980 (age 33) 3 0 Sweden AIK v.  Faroe Islands, 11 June 2013
    DF Joel Ekstrand (1989-02-04) 4 February 1989 (age 24) 1 0 England Watford v.  Argentina, 6 February 2013
    DF Daniel Majstorović (1977-04-05) 5 April 1977 (age 36) 50 2 Sweden AIK 2013 King's Cup
    DF Niklas Backman (1988-11-13) 13 November 1988 (age 25) 4 0 Sweden AIK 2013 King's Cup
    DF Martin Lorentzson (1984-07-21) 21 July 1984 (age 29) 1 0 Sweden AIK 2013 King's Cup
    MF Anders Svensson[a] (1976-07-17) 17 July 1976 (age 37) 148 21 Sweden IF Elfsborg v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    MF Kim Källström (1982-08-24) 24 August 1982 (age 31) 108 16 Russia Spartak Moscow v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    MF Sebastian Larsson (1985-06-06) 6 June 1985 (age 28) 62 6 England Sunderland v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    MF Rasmus Elm (1988-03-17) 17 March 1988 (age 25) 39 4 Russia CSKA Moscow v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    MF Pontus Wernbloom (1986-06-25) 25 June 1986 (age 27) 37 2 Russia CSKA Moscow v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    MF Alexander Kačaniklić (1991-08-13) 13 August 1991 (age 22) 16 3 England Fulham v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    MF Jimmy Durmaz (1989-03-22) 22 March 1989 (age 24) 14 1 Turkey Gençlerbirliği v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    MF Erkan Zengin (1985-08-05) 5 August 1985 (age 28) 3 0 Turkey Eskişehirspor v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    MF Albin Ekdal (1989-07-28) 28 July 1989 (age 24) 7 0 Italy Cagliari v.  Kazakhstan, 10 September 2013
    MF Jiloan Hamad (1990-11-06) 6 November 1990 (age 23) 6 0 Germany TSG 1899 Hoffenheim v.  Norway, 14 August 2013
    MF Oscar Hiljemark (1992-06-28) 28 June 1992 (age 21) 3 1 Netherlands PSV v.  Norway, 14 August 2013
    MF Samuel Holmén (1984-06-28) 28 June 1984 (age 29) 32 2 Turkey Fenerbahçe v.  Faroe Islands, 11 June 2013
    MF Viktor Claesson (1992-01-02) 2 January 1992 (age 22) 4 1 Sweden IF Elfsborg 2013 King's Cup
    MF Ivo Pękalski (1990-11-03) 3 November 1990 (age 23) 2 0 Sweden Malmö FF 2013 King's Cup
    FW Zlatan Ibrahimović (captain) (1981-10-03) 3 October 1981 (age 32) 96 48 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    FW Johan Elmander (1981-05-27) 27 May 1981 (age 32) 76 20 England Norwich City v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    FW Ola Toivonen (1986-07-03) 3 July 1986 (age 27) 35 6 Netherlands PSV v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    FW Alexander Gerndt (1986-07-14) 14 July 1986 (age 27) 10 2 Switzerland Young Boys v.  Portugal, 19 November 2013
    FW Mathias Ranégie (1984-06-14) 14 June 1984 (age 29) 5 1 Italy Udinese v.  Argentina, 6 February 2013
    FW Christoffer Nyman (1992-10-05) 5 October 1992 (age 21) 1 0 Sweden IFK Norrköping 2013 King's Cup
    FW Viktor Prodell (1988-02-29) 29 February 1988 (age 25) 1 0 Belgium Mechelen 2013 King's Cup
    1. ^ Retired from international football.

    Sweden national football team Previous squads

    FIFA World Cup
    Olympic Games
    UEFA European Championship

    Sweden national football team Coaching staff


    Manager Erik Hamrén
    Assistant manager Marcus Allbäck
    Goalkeeping coach Lars Eriksson
    Players' manager Marcus Allbäck
    Team manager Lars Richt
    Team doctor Leif Swärd
    Anders Valentin

    Sweden national football team Players with most caps and goals


    Updated as of 19 November 2013.


    Sweden national football team Top 10 most capped players

    Thomas Ravelli is Sweden's second most capped player of all time with 143 appearances for the national team. He is also Sweden's oldest player ever.
    Henrik Larsson scored 37 goals for the national teams in 106 appearances.

    Players in bold text are still active with Sweden.

    # Player Career Caps Goals
    1 Anders Svensson 1999–2013 148 21
    2 Thomas Ravelli 1981–1997 143 0
    3 Olof Mellberg 2000–2012 117 8
    4 Roland Nilsson 1986–2000 116 1
    5 Björn Nordqvist 1963–1978 115 0
    6 Andreas Isaksson 2002–0000 112 0
    7 Niclas Alexandersson 1993–2008 109 7
    8 Kim Källström 2001–0000 108 16
    9 Henrik Larsson 1993–2009 106 37
    10 Zlatan Ibrahimović 2001–0000 96 48
    Patrik Andersson 1992–2002 96 3

    Sweden national football team Top 10 goalscorers

    Players in bold text are still active with Sweden.

    # Player Career Goals Caps
    1 Sven Rydell 1921–1932 49 43
    2 Zlatan Ibrahimović 2001–0000 48 96
    3 Gunnar Nordahl 1942–1948 43 33
    4 Henrik Larsson 1993–2009 37 106
    5 Gunnar Gren 1939–1958 32 57
    6 Kennet Andersson 1990–2000 31 83
    7 Marcus Allbäck 1999–2008 30 74
    8 Martin Dahlin 1991–1997 29 60
    9 Tomas Brolin 1990–1995 27 47
    Agne Simonsson 1956–1961 27 51

    Sweden national football team Records


    All records updated as of 19 November 2013.


    Sweden national football team Age-related records

    Oldest player
    38 years, 1 month and 29 days – Thomas Ravelli (1–0 against Latvia on 11 October 1997)
    Oldest outfield player
    38 years and 20 days – Henrik Larsson (0–1 against Denmark on 10 October 2009)
    Youngest debutante
    17 years and 11 months – Rudolf Kock (1–0 against Finland on 29 May 1919)
    Oldest debutante
    34 years, 9 months and 1 day – Stendy Appeltoft (3–0 against Finland on 28 August 1955)
    Longest national career
    18 years, 1 month and 27 days – Gunnar Gren (From 29 August 1940 until 26 October 1958)
    Oldest goalscorer
    37 years, 11 months and 26 days – Gunnar Gren (2 goals in a 4–4 draw against Denmark on 26 October 1958)
    Youngest goalscorer
    18 years and 1 day – Erik Dahlström (2 goals in a 7–1 win against Finland on 27 June 1912)

    Sweden national football team Managers



    Sweden national football team Notable captains


    Björn Nordqvist is with 92 matches as team captain the Swedish player with most captaincies.

    This is a list of captains who either have played 30 or more matches as team captain or have played a match as team captain in a major tournament (FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro and Olympic Games). Note that only players who started the match as captain are included in the statistics.[10][11]

    The order for this list is by most appearances as captain, then chronological order of first captaincy.

    Updated as of 19 November 2013.

    Player First to latest
    captaincy
    Matches as captain Major tournament(s)
    Björn Nordqvist 1967–1978 92 2 matches in 1970 FIFA World Cup
    1 match in 1974 FIFA World Cup
    3 matches in 1978 FIFA World Cup
    Jonas Thern 1989–1997 55 1 match in 1990 FIFA World Cup
    4 matches in UEFA Euro 1992
    5 matches in 1994 FIFA World Cup
    Ingemar Erlandsson 1981–1985 47
    Patrik Andersson 1995–2002 41 2 matches in UEFA Euro 2000
    Orvar Bergmark 1959–1965 38
    Zlatan Ibrahimović 2008–2013 38 3 matches in UEFA Euro 2012
    Erik Nilsson 1947–1952 37 5 matches in 1950 FIFA World Cup
    4 matches in 1952 Summer Olympics
    Olof Mellberg 2002–2006 36 4 matches in UEFA Euro 2004
    4 matches in 2006 FIFA World Cup
    Sven Friberg 1920–1928 31 4 matches in 1924 Summer Olympics
    Bengt Gustavsson 1953–1962 29 1 match in 1958 FIFA World Cup
    Glenn Hysén 1987–1990 23 2 matches in 1990 FIFA World Cup
    Roland Nilsson 1989–2000 22 2 matches in 1994 FIFA World Cup
    Johan Mjällby 1998–2004 17 1 match in UEFA Euro 2000
    4 matches in 2002 FIFA World Cup
    Sven Jonasson 1935–1940 13 1 match in 1938 FIFA World Cup
    Fredrik Ljungberg 2006–2008 13 3 matches in UEFA Euro 2008
    Bo Larsson 1973–1974 10 5 matches in 1974 FIFA World Cup
    Ragnar Wicksell 1914–1921 9 1 match in 1920 Summer Olympics
    Birger Rosengren 1945–1948 9 4 matches in 1948 Summer Olympics
    Hans Lindman 1908–1911 6 2 matches in 1908 Summer Olympics
    Herman Myhrberg 1911–1912 6 2 matches in 1912 Summer Olympics
    Bertil Nordenskjöld 1915–1920 6 2 matches in 1920 Summer Olympics
    Victor Carlund 1933–1936 6 1 match in 1936 Summer Olympics
    Nils Rosén 1934 6 2 matches in 1934 FIFA World Cup
    Nils Liedholm 1958 5 5 matches in 1958 FIFA World Cup
    Tore Keller 1934–1938 4 2 matches in 1938 FIFA World Cup
    Tommy Svensson 1970 2 1 match in 1970 FIFA World Cup
    Gustaf Carlson 1924 1 1 match in 1924 Summer Olympics

    Sweden national football team See also



    Sweden national football team References


    1. ^ "December date for EURO finals draw in Kyiv". UEFA. 3 October 2011. 
    2. ^ "EURO draw throws up fascinating group tests". UEFA. 2 December 2011. 
    3. ^ "Euro 2012: Erik Hamren laments Swedish loss". 12 June 2012. 
    4. ^ "Euro 2012: England Eliminate Sweden". 16 June 2012. 
    5. ^ "Europe Sweden 2:1 Austria". FIFA. 11 October 2013. 
    6. ^ The matches in this tournament are not counted as official internationals by the Swedish FA.
    7. ^ "Landskamper 1908–2012". SFS-Bolletinen. Retrieved 1 June 2012.  (Swedish)
    8. ^ "Januaritruppen uttagen". Svenskfotboll. Retrieved 12 December 2013.  (Swedish)
    9. ^ "Henke blir äldste utespelaren". Fotbollskanalen. Retrieved 19 August 2012.  (Swedish)
    10. ^ "Från Alexandersson till Öberg – Här är Sveriges alla lagkaptener". Aftonbladet. Retrieved 20 October 2013.  (Swedish)
    11. ^ "Sweden at EU Football". EU Football. Retrieved 20 October 2013.  (Swedish)

    Sweden national football team External links



    Preceded by
    Torgny Mogren
    Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
    1994
    Succeeded by
    Annika Sörenstam


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