Sweden national football team
The Sweden national football team represents Sweden in association football and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for football in Sweden.
Manager: Erik Hamrén
Arena/Stadium: Friends Arena
Association: Swedish Football Association
Head coach: Erik Hamrén
Captain: Zlatan Ibrahimović
The only FIFA World Cup host nation to be defeated in the final, Sweden have never matched their run of 1958, but did make the last four in the only other tournament they have staged, EURO ’92, the first time they had competed on that stage in the continental competition. They took bronze at the 1994 World Cup and although they have failed to qualify for the last two editions of the global finals, despite the elaborate gifts of star striker Zlatan Ibrahimović, they have reached the last five UEFA European Championships.
SWEDEN EURO 2016 SQUAD:
Coach: Erik Hamrén
Goalkeepers: Patrik Carlgren, Johan Dahlin, Andreas Isaksson, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Robin Olsen
Defender: Ludwig Augustinsson, Pontus Jansson, Anton Tinnerholm, Jonas Olsson, Mikael Antonsson, Per Nilsson, Erik Johansson, Mattias Johansson, Filip Helander, Mikael Lustig, Aleksander Milosevic, Pierre Bengtssonm, Martin Olsson, Oscar Wendt, Andreas Granqvist
Midfielder: Nabil Bahoui, Jimmy Durmaz, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Oscar Lewicki, Niklas Hult, Alexander Kacaniklic, Abdullah Khalili, Sebastian Larsson, Robin Quaison, Oscar Hiljemark, Marcus Rohdén, Gustav Svensson, Erkan Zengin, Kim Källström, Pontus Wernbloom
Forward: John Guidetti, Marcus Berg, Johan Elmander, Branimir Hrgota, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Emir Kujovic, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin , Tobias Hysén
Best result: semi-finals 1992
Coach: Erik Hamrén
Leading scorers: all-time – Zlatan Ibrahimović (62); current – Zlatan Ibrahimović (62)
Most appearances: all-time – Anders Svensson (148); current – Andreas Isaksson (127)
Association formed: 1904
Nickname: Blågult (Blue and yellows)
Where they play: Friends Arena, Solna
Sweden national football team jersey
Sweden reached the semi-finals on home turf in 1992, beating eventual champions Denmark and England after an opening-day draw with France. However, with Stefan Schwarz suspended and Jonas Thern playing through injury, they were overwhelmed by Germany even if a last-minute effort made it 3-2.
It was not until 2000 that they successfully negotiated qualifying to reach the final tournament, yet the Blågult have been ever-presents since. Sweden exited UEFA EURO 2004 unbeaten, losing 5-4 on penalties to the Netherlands in the quarter-finals after a goalless draw, while their last two campaigns ended at the first hurdle, a win and two defeats not enough each time. In 2012 they lost to Ukraine and England despite having led both matches in the second half, and were already out before their last game when Ibrahimović’s brilliant acrobatic goal set up a 2-0 win against France.