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England v Sweden: Zlatan Ibrahimovic sends David Beckham Ikea Instagram challenge

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by BBC.com169 hits

Beckham and Ibrahimovic both played for Manchester United, AC Milan, PSG and LA Galaxy but who will be smiling on Saturday night? How many BILLY bookcases can you fit in a luxury Los Angeles apartment? David Beckham may be about to find out. Sweden's record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has challenged the ex-England skipper and former team-mate to a wager before Saturday's World Cup quarter-f...Full Story »

Sweden vs England - Sweden captain Granqvist delays meeting newborn daughter

Posted Saturday, July 07, 2018 by PA251 hits

Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist is happy to delay meeting his newborn daughter if it means extending his World Cup dream at England’s expense.Granqvist’s wife Sophie gave birth to the couple’s second daughter, Mika, overnight on Friday while the veteran defender continued preparations for his side’s quarter-final in Samara.England midfielder Fabian Delph missed the last-...Full Story »

Emil Forsberg proud of Sweden togetherness as they reach quarter-finals

Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by PA58 hits

Sweden’s match-winner Emil Forsberg spoke of his pride after guiding his side in the World Cup quarter-finals.Forsberg’s deflected 66th-minute strike handed the Swedes a 1-0 victory over Switzerland in a tight last-16 clash in St Petersburg.Forsberg netted Sweden’s winner (AP)Speaking at the post-match press conference, Forsberg said: “It just means so much to me that we ...Full Story »

Deflected Emil Forsberg strike sends Sweden into quarter-finals

Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by PA50 hits

Emil Forsberg’s deflected strike saw Sweden snatch a place in the World Cup quarter-finals with a narrow 1-0 win over Switzerland.Forsberg struck after 66 minutes of a tight contest in St Petersburg when his shot from the edge of the area was diverted in by Manuel Akanji.Switzerland pushed for an equaliser in the latter stages but neither Breel Embolo nor Haris Seferovic could find the net...Full Story »

Sweden 1 Switzerland 0: Swedes dream thanks to Forsberg's moment of fortune

Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2018 by Goal.com101 hits

Manuel Akanji's unfortunate touch on Emil Forsberg's shot sent Sweden through to the World Cup quarter-finals in Russia.Sweden are through to the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time since 1994 after a deflected goal from Emil Forsberg clinched a 1-0 win over Switzerland. The first meeting between the nations at a major tournament simmered for 65 minutes in St Petersburg until Forsberg...Full Story »

Xhaka stands firm under Sweden jibes

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com108 hits

Sweden appear to be targeting Granit Xhaka's temperament ahead of the their World Cup clash against Switzerland, but the midfielder is calm. Granit Xhaka has pledged to rise above Sweden's pre-match provocations as Switzerland aim to reach their first World Cup quarter-final since 1954. The Arsenal midfielder has found himself to be a focus of pre-match attention after Sweden defender Mikael...Full Story »

We will be prepared for penalties, says Sweden coach Andersson

Posted Tuesday, July 03, 2018 by PA45 hits

Sweden head coach Janne Andersson has firm plans in place should his side’s last-16 clash with Switzerland be decided on penalties.Both of Sunday’s knockout games ended in shootouts, with hosts Russia and Croatia holding their nerve against Spain and Denmark respectively.Sweden take on Switzerland on Tuesday for a place in the quarter-finals for the first time since USA 1994 and Ande...Full Story »

Switzerland 2 Costa Rica 2: Petkovic's men set up Sweden last 16 clash

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Goal.com101 hits

Switzerland were far from their best against Costa Rica, but secured the point they needed to progress to the World Cup knockout stages. Switzerland booked their spot in the last 16 of the World Cup courtesy of a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday. Brazil's win over Serbia in the night's other Group E game means that Vladimir Petkovic's side finish second in the pool an...Full Story »

Switzerland earn draw against lively Costa Rica to set up Sweden clash

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA39 hits

Switzerland will meet Sweden in the last 16 of the World Cup as they secured safe passage from Group E with a dramatic late draw against Costa Rica.While Costa Rica were already out having lost their opening two matches, they were the better side in Nizhny Novgorod and were good value for their 2-2 draw.Blerim Dzemaili opened the scoring for Switzerland after they had been largely on the back-fo...Full Story »

Janne Andersson salutes Sweden for reaching knockout stages of World Cup

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA31 hits

Janne Andersson praised his Sweden side as they reached the second round of the World Cup and helped dump Germany out.Ludwig Augustinsson’s strike, Andreas Granqvist’s penalty and Edson Alvarez’s clumsy own goal gave Sweden a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Mexico.The Scandinavians topped Group F after starting Wednesday third, needing to better Germany’s result to qu...Full Story »

Super Sweden march on with Mexico as Germany head for home

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PA54 hits

Sweden thrashed Mexico 3-0 to top Group F as defending champions Germany incredibly crashed out of the World Cup.Ludwig Augustinsson and Andreas Granqvist, with a penalty, put Sweden in control before Edson Alvarez’s own goal saw the Scandinavians make certain of their place in the second round.Mexico joined them despite the defeat after Germany finished bottom thanks to a shock 2-0 d...Full Story »

Mexico 0 Sweden 3: Duo advance as world champions Germany bow out

Posted Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Goal.com91 hits

Sweden secured a place in the last 16 of the World Cup by thumping Mexico 3-0 in a pulsating encounter in Ekaterinburg, while defending champions Germany were eliminated. Janne Andersson's side reaped the rewards of a relentless attacking display to secure top spot in Group F, with Mexico following them through as runners-up after Germany's shock 2-0 defeat to South Korea. There were no ling...Full Story »

Mexico vs Sweden - Sweden smarting over Germany celebrations

Posted Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by PA143 hits

Janne Andersson has once again criticised Germany for the “scornful” celebrations that followed their late winner against his Sweden team last weekend.The Swedes reacted angrily to what they perceived to be overly-exuberant and provocative scenes from their opponents near their dugout following Toni Kroos’ last-gasp winner.Andersson was at the heart of that and, speaking to a p...Full Story »

Germany 2 Sweden 1: Late Kroos winner brings Low's men back from the brink

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2018 by Goal.com128 hits

Germany's hopes of reaching the World Cup knockout phase were hanging in the balance before Toni Kroos scored a stoppage-time free-kick. Germany came back from the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit as Toni Kroos scored a sensational stoppage-time winner to secure a dramatic 2-1 victory over Sweden. Kroos found the net with a wickedly curling set-piece in the 95th minute of a game that br...Full Story »

Germany vs Sweden - Low has faith Germany will bounce back from Mexico defeat

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PA125 hits

Germany boss Joachim Low is confident his side will bounce back against Group F rivals Sweden in Sochi on Saturday.Low’s reigning champions suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Mexico in their opening game in Moscow on Sunday and Low expects a big response from his players against Sweden, who saw off South Korea 1-0.“This week the players have shown a reaction in training, but tomorrow is ...Full Story »

Janne Andersson: VAR shouldn’t have been needed to give Sweden penalty

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by PA55 hits

Sweden coach Janne Andersson questioned why VAR needed to be used in his side’s World Cup victory over South Korea – but was pleased it was.The Swedes opened their campaign in Russia with a 1-0 victory in Nizhny Novgorod after technology was used to award them a second-half spot-kick.Captain Andreas Granqvist tucked home from 12 yards but Andersson wondered why referee Joel Aguilar d...Full Story »

Andreas Granqvist penalty gives Sweden win against South Korea

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA43 hits

Andreas Granqvist took advantage of a VAR-awarded penalty to hand Sweden a 1-0 win over South Korea in their World Cup opener.The Sweden captain tucked home in the 65th minute of the Group F clash in Nizhny Novgorod after technology was used to rule that Viktor Claesson had been fouled in the area.It was a deserved victory for Sweden, who created the better chances throughout and Marcus Berg spu...Full Story »

Sweden 1 - 0 South Korea: Granqvist's VAR-assisted penalty settles tight game

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by Goal.com76 hits

Andreas Granqvist's VAR-assisted penalty handed Sweden a deserved 1-0 World Cup win over South Korea at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium on Monday. The win takes Janne Andersson's side joint top in Group F with Mexico after their shock win over reigning champions Germany. The European side were dominant throughout and were twice denied by goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo before another dramatic interventi...Full Story »

Sweden vs South Korea - Sweden play down spying row with South Korea ahead of clash

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by PA158 hits

Sweden coach Janne Andersson has played down a spying row with South Korea ahead of Monday’s World Cup clash between the two countries in Nizhny Novgorod.One of the Andersson’s coaching staff attended a Korea training session during their pre-tournament preparation camp in Austria and was asked to leave.Andersson, whose side beat Italy in a play-off to qualify, insists this was a sim...Full Story »

Manchester United ace Victor Lindelof relaxes in pool with a beer on honeymoon with stunning wife after lavish wedding

Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2018 by Thesun.co.uk152 hits

MANCHESTER UNITED ace Victor Lindelof was seen relaxing with a beer pool-side while on his honeymoon. The Swedish defender, 23, married stunning partner Maja Nilsson Lindelof in the beautiful Swedish countryside last week, just days before heading to the World Cup. Victor Lindelof enjoyed a beer in the pool while on his honeymoon Prior to his flight to Russia, the Swede star relaxed one last ...Full Story »

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