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Sweden boss Andersson: It's unbelievable we're talking about Ibrahimovic

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Goal.com119 hits

A baffled Janne Andersson dismissed talk of former captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic coming out of retirement to re-join Sweden after the country qualified for the 2018 World Cup at the expense of Italy. Sweden produced a gritty defensive effort to hold four-time world champions Italy to a goalless draw in Milan on Monday — securing a 1-0 aggregate victory. It was a win that defied the odds a...Full Story »

Italy 0 - 0 Sweden: Swede dreams become reality - but Italy fail to qualify for World Cup

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by PA101 hits

Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after being shut out by Sweden at a sold-out San Siro. Trailing 1-0 on aggregate to a Jakob Johansson goal scored in Friday's first leg in Stockholm, Giampiero Ventura's Azzurri were cheered on by almost 72,000 Italian fans in Milan. But despite laying siege to the Scandinavian defence over 90 feverish minutes, Ital...Full Story »

Italy vs Sweden - Gian Piero Ventura calls on his Italy side to show heart in vital clash

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by PA87 hits

Italy boss Gian Piero Ventura has spoken about the need for "heart and determination" as his side prepare to host Sweden in Monday's World Cup qualifying play-off second leg. The Italians are in danger of missing out on the finals for the first time since 1958, having lost leg one 1-0 in Stockholm on Friday. Ventura, quoted by, said at a press conference ahead of the return meeting at ...Full Story »

Italy's Gian Piero Ventura faults referee after 'undeserved defeat' to Sweden

Posted Saturday, November 11, 2017 by ESPN56 hits

Gian Piero Ventura said Italy did not deserve their 1-0 defeat to Sweden in Friday's World Cup playoff first leg and placed blame on the referee for being too lenient. Sweden substitute Jakob Johansson scored his first international goal shortly after the hour mark with a shot from the edge of the area that deflected in off Daniele De Rossi and wrong-footed goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Italy...Full Story »

Sweden 1 - 0 Italy: Italy up against it after Jakob Johansson nets winner for Sweden

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by PA57 hits

Italy must beat Sweden at San Siro on Monday to have any hope of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia after Jakob Johansson condemned the Azzurri to a 1-0 first-leg defeat in Stockholm. The four-time world champions risk missing out on the summer finals for the first time since 1958 and this play-off result piles further pressure on a side who struggled throughout the qualifying campaign. ...Full Story »

Sweden vs Italy - Daniele De Rossi: Italy are determined to reach World Cup

Posted Friday, November 10, 2017 by PA49 hits

No one in the Italy squad can imagine failing to qualify for the World Cup, not least Daniele De Rossi as he targets his fourth appearance at the summer finals. The 34-year-old Roma midfielder is one of only two players in the Azzurri selection who will travel to Stockholm to face Sweden on Friday having already earned over 100 caps. De Rossi will pass the recently-retired Andrea Pirlo in the ...Full Story »

Sweden(U21) 0 - 0 England(U21): Pickford caps fine week with penalty save as England Under-21s draw with Sweden

Posted Friday, June 16, 2017 by PA64 hits

Jordan Pickford was England Under-21s' hero as his late penalty save earned the Young Lions a 0-0 draw against defending champions Sweden in their European Under-21 Championship opener in Poland. The new B£30million Everton goalkeeper kept out Linus Wahlqvist's spot-kick to help Aidy Boothroyd's side cling onto a point. Pickford became the world's third most expensive keeper when he com...Full Story »

Sweden 2 - 1 France: Stunning last-gasp Ola Toivonen strike sinks France

Posted Friday, June 09, 2017 by PA85 hits

Ola Toivonen's stoppage-time strike from the halfway line earned Sweden a dramatic 2-1 win over France in Group A of World Cup qualifying. With just seconds to go, it looked like the two sides would have to settle for a share of the spoils before Hugo Lloris' poor clearance found the midfielder in the centre circle. With Lloris nowhere near his goal, Toivonen hit the ball first-time into an ...Full Story »

Sweden vs France - Lloris braced for 'great battle' against Group A rivals Sweden

Posted Friday, June 09, 2017 by PA197 hits

France captain Hugo Lloris and manager Didier Deschamps have sounded warnings about the danger Sweden will pose in Stockholm on Friday evening. Les Bleus are in a strong position to qualify automatically for next year's World Cup in Russia, after taking 13 points from their opening five Group A games. But arguably their toughest test came against Sweden at the Stade de France last November. E...Full Story »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic honoured with statue outside Sweden’s national stadium

Posted Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by 101 GREAT GOALS163 hits

Ibrahimovic’s iconic goal at the stadium where he will be imortalised Goldenball Man United and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won Sweden’s Player of the Year award, the Goldenball, for a record 11th time. Zlatan has won the award every year since 2005, with the exception of 2006 when Arsenal’s Freddie Ljungberg won the award. Statue The 35-year-old will be immort...Full Story »

France 2 - 1 Sweden: France hit back to pull clear of Sweden

Posted Friday, November 11, 2016 by PA31 hits

France moved three points clear of Sweden at the top of World Cup Qualifying European Group A as they came from behind to beat them 2-1 thanks to goals from Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet. The away side grabbed the lead at the Stade de France 10 minutes into the second half via Emil Forsberg's free-kick. That effort was cancelled out three minutes later as Pogba headed home a cross from Payet,...Full Story »

France 2-1 Sweden: Pogba and Payet inspire Les Bleus comeback

Posted Saturday, November 12, 2016 by Goal.com33 hits

Emil Forsberg opened the scoring for the visitors but Didier Deschamps' charges bounced back to maintain their undefeated record in World Cup qualifying at the Stade de France Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet struck as France launched a second-half comeback to beat Sweden 2-1 in Friday's World Cup qualifier at the Stade de France. Both sides shared top spot in Group A heading into the game with se...Full Story »

France vs Sweden - France lose injured Coman for Sweden clash

Posted Friday, November 11, 2016 by PA32 hits

Thomas Lemar could make his France debut after being called into the squad as a replacement for the injured Kingsley Coman. Bayern Munich winger Coman hurt his left ankle and knee in training on Wednesday and has been ruled out of Friday's World Cup qualifier against Sweden as well as next week's friendly with Ivory Coast. That opened the door for Monaco's Lemar, who at 20 becomes the latest y...Full Story »

Sweden 3 - 0 Bulgaria: Sweden ease to victory over Bulgaria in World Cup European Qualifying Group A

Posted Monday, October 10, 2016 by PA18 hits

Goals from Ola Toivonen, Oscar Hiljemark and Victor Lindelof steered Sweden to a 3-0 home victory over Bulgaria in World Cup European Qualifying Group A. The Swedes grabbed the lead in the 39th minute when Emil Forsberg's cross went via Marcus Berg and Bulgaria defender Aleksandar Aleksandrov to Toivonen, who blasted in. Moments after Ivelin Popov squandered a great chance to equalise by shoot...Full Story »

Luxembourg 0 - 1 Sweden: Mikael Lustig nets the winner for Sweden

Posted Friday, October 07, 2016 by PA35 hits

Mikael Lustig scored the only goal of the game as Sweden won for the first time in five outings with a 1-0 World Cup Qualifying Group A victory over 10-man Luxembourg. Anthony Moris kept Luxembourg in the game in the opening 45 minutes with a string of fine blocks to deny Emil Forsberg, Marcus Berg and Martin Olsson but saved his best for first-half stoppage time when he brilliantly tipped Fors...Full Story »

Sweden 1 - 1 Netherlands: Holland frustrated as disallowed goal leaves them with a draw against Sweden

Posted Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by PA62 hits

Holland were left frustrated as a stoppage-time goal from Bas Dost was harshly ruled out to deny them victory in their opening 2018 World Cup qualifier in Sweden, which ended 1-1. The Oranje, who had failed to qualify for Euro 2016, failed to make the most of their first-half dominance as Sweden - starting life without long-time talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic and under new head coach Jan Andersson...Full Story »

Sweden vs Netherlands - Janne Andersson confident new-look Sweden can impress

Posted Tuesday, September 06, 2016 by PA62 hits

A new-look Sweden squad will get their World Cup qualification campaign under way at home to Holland on Tuesday. Following a disappointing group stage exit at this summer's European Championships, talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the country's all-time top scorer with 62 goals, decided to hang up his boots while experienced goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson, defenders Mikael Antonsson and Erik Johansson ...Full Story »

Radja Nainggolan sends Belgium through as Sweden crash out, Zlatan Ibrahimovic bows out with loss

Posted Thursday, June 23, 2016 by Eurosport.com48 hits

Belgium have progressed to the final 16 of the European Championship after a superb Radja Nainggolan strike saw them beat Sweden 1-0 in Nice. Nainggolan struck a brilliant shot from distance to win the game with just six minutes remaining, rifling a shot into the far corner from outside the box. Victory for Belgium means that they will now face Hungary in Toulouse on Sunday night.  Swe...Full Story »

Sweden 0 - 1 Belgium: Belgium beat Sweden to end Zlatan Ibrahimovic's international career

Posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by PA84 hits

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's international career is over after Sweden exited Euro 2016 following a 1-0 defeat by Belgium in Nice. The star striker's announcement that the tournament would be his last dominated the build-up to the game, with Ibrahimovic saying in typically understated fashion: "To finish with a disappointment - never." But that was exactly what transpired as Radja Nainggolan's super...Full Story »

Sweden vs Belgium - Wilmots: Belgium must curb the emotions

Posted Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by PA85 hits

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has warned his players to be extra wary of Sweden talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic when the countries meet in their final Euro 2016 Group E game in Nice on Wednesday. Sweden go into the game in third place and on one point, so anything less than a win would mean Ibrahimovic signing off with his country, having announced on Tuesday his international career would come to an ...Full Story »

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