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Sweden National Football Team, World Cup 2018

Sports by Published on Updated on 07 Jun, 2018

Synopsis

The Sweden national team is controlled by the Swedish Football Association and represents Sweden in the international games. FIFA has ranked the country in 18th position, as of November 2017.

Sweden made their first World Cup appearance in 1934. Sweden made eleven FIFA appearances and six European Championships.

Anders Svensson is the most capped player with 148 caps and Zlatan Ibrahimovi? is the top scorer with 62 goals.

Janne Andersson, The Head Coach

Head Coach, Janne Andersson currently manages the national team. He led the team to the 2018 World Cup after finishing second in Group A and defeating Italy 1–0 on aggregate in the playoffs.

CAPTION: Janne Andersson SOURCE: Alchetron

Andreas Granqvist

Andreas Granqvist plays as a center-back and serves as captain for Krasnodar and the Sweden national team. He was awarded Guldbollen (the Golden Ball given to the Swedish player of the year) in 2017.

CAPTION: Andreas Granqvist SOURCE: Daily Mail

Club

Helsingborgs IF

  • Svenska Cupen: 2006

Individual

  • Guldbollen: 2017

Marcus Berg

Marcus Berg is a Swedish professional who plays as a striker for Al Ain football club and the Sweden national team.

CAPTION: Marcus Berg SOURCE: UEFA

Berg is nicknamed Svarte-Marcus ("Black Marcus") for scoring a lot of goals in the junior teams, in reference to Filip "Svarte-Filip" Johansson.

Club

Al Ain FC

  • UAE Pro-League: 2017-18

IFK Göteborg

  • Allsvenskan: 2007

Panathinaikos

  • Greek Cup: 2013–14

Individual

  • Allsvenskan top scorer: 2007 (shared with Razak Omotoyossi)
  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship Golden Boot: 2009
  • UEFA European Under-21 Championship Player of the Tournament: 2009
  • Greek Football Cup top goalscorer: 2013–14 (7 goals)
  • Superleague Greece top goalscorer: 2016–17 (22 goals)
  • UAE Pro-League top goalscorer: 2017-18 (25 goals)
  • Super League Greece Foreign Footballer of the Year: 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17

Here's the list of Sweden's 23-man squad heading World Cup 2018, Russia.

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards
Robin Olsen (Copenhagen), Karl-Johan Johnsson (Guingamp), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea) Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Victor Lindelof (Manchester United), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnador), Martin Olsson (Swansea), Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen), Filip Helander, Emil Krafth (both Bologna), Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) Sebastian Larsson (Hull), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders), Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa), Viktor Claesson (Krasnador), Marcus Rohden (Crotone), Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse) Marcus Berg (Al Ain), John Guidetti (Alaves), Ola Toivonen (Toulouse), Isaac Kiese Thelin (Waasland-Beveren)

World Cup 2018

Sweden booked their place at Russia 2018, scoring 1-0 aggregate play-off win over Italy. Russia will be playing against Korea Republic, Germany, and Mexico in the second edition of the tournament, World Cup 2018.

Also look at this World Cup Schedule for more details about the matches.