Sweden’s World Cup ends, but the journey continues

After a fantastic tournament, Sweden were knocked out of the World Cup, losing to England in the quarter-finals. Despite this anticlimax, Sweden fans should remain hopeful for the future, with Janne Andersson leading the line.

Sweden headed into the World Cup with more attention than usual, having knocked out Italy in the playoffs over two games. Despite this, not many had them advancing from the group, facing the likes of Germany and Mexico already in that stage. Continue reading

World Cup 2018: Sweden targetting continued run


What a time to be a player, or a fan, of Sweden. Having almost missed out on qualification for this summer’s World Cup and getting through past former world champions Italy in the playoffs, few expected Janne Andersson’s team to do too much at the tournament. Often a solid team, they had struggled in qualification to the point that most would have put money on Italy breezing through, but Sweden held their nerve and made it to Russia. Not content with that, having been drawn in a group with world champions Germany as well as Mexico and South Korea, things looked like they would be tough at the tournament. On top of that, the question of whether or not Zlatan Ibrahimovic would come out of international retirement to feature hung over their heads.

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Germany loss tough to overcome, but Sweden have it all in their hands

Sweden’s cruel loss against Germany, conceding the winner in the last seconds of the game, certainly makes things tougher for the Swedes, although they have it all in their own hands. 

Toni Kroos‘ 95th-minute strike is certainly hard to overcome, luckily for Sweden, however, there is a way to work around it.

From the game, they will definitely be able to bring more than a few positive aspects, nearly holding on to a draw against the World Champions.  Continue reading