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Zlatan Ibrahimovic return at World Cup may disrupt Sweden 'collective' - Johnsson

Posted Friday, April 20, 2018 by ESPN72 hits

The return of "individualist" Zlatan Ibrahimovic to the Sweden squad for the World Cup could disrupt the dynamic that earned them a place in Russia, goalkeeper Karl-Johan Johnsson has said. Ibrahimovic retired from international football after his country were knocked out of Euro 2016, but since Janne Andersson's squad saw off Italy in a dramatic qualification playoff the LA Galaxy forward ha...Full Story »

Sweden 1-2 Chile: Alexis Sanchez captains Chile and plays all 90 minutes

Posted Sunday, March 25, 2018 by Skysports.com61 hits

Alexis Sanchez considered pulling out of Chile's friendlies during the international break Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez played a full match as Chile edged to a 2-1 friendly victory over Sweden thanks to Marcos Bolados' late winner. Earlier this week, Sanchez admitted to struggling with mental exhaustion after a disappointing start to life at Old Trafford, and even considered pullin...Full Story »

Man Utd veteran Ibrahimovic tells Sweden: World Cup? My door is open!

Posted Friday, March 02, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com124 hits

Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has opened the door to playing for Sweden in the World Cup. The Swede says everything will depend on his fitness in the coming months. "We'll see, it's a tough question. I want to feel that I can perform and give back. I don't want to come just because I'm somebody. The door isn't closed for anything," he said. Speaking to reporters at the openin...Full Story »

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

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Goal.com128 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 PA113 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 PA100 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 ESPN62 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 PA67 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 PA60 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 PA76 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 PA102 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 PA211 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 GOALS168 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 PA38 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.com45 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 PA37 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 PA21 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 PA40 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 PA73 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 PA72 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 »

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