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World Cup qualifiers: Injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic withdraws from Sweden squad
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World Cup qualifiers: Injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic withdraws from Sweden squad

Ibrahimovic is his country's all-time record scorer with 62 goals in 118 appearances, but has not found the net in international football since 2015.

Highlights, Euro 2020, Sweden vs Ukraine: Ukraine enter quarters after late winner
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Highlights, Euro 2020, Sweden vs Ukraine: Ukraine enter quarters after late winner

Follow all the live action from the Round of 16 match between Sweden and Ukraine on Firstpost.com's LIVE blog.

Euro 2020: Sweden's Viktor Claesson scores last-gasp winner as Poland bow out of tournament
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Euro 2020: Sweden's Viktor Claesson scores last-gasp winner as Poland bow out of tournament

Sweden will likely play Ukraine in the last 16 after pipping Spain to first place, with Slovakia exiting alongside Poland following a crushing 5-0 defeat in Seville.

Euro 2020: Emil Forsberg's penalty helps Sweden beat Slovakia, on brink of qualifying for last 16
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Euro 2020: Emil Forsberg's penalty helps Sweden beat Slovakia, on brink of qualifying for last 16

A point in their final game against Poland at the Krestovsky Stadium on Wednesday would be enough to be sure of a top-two finish in the group.

Euro 2020: No Zlatan Ibrahimovic in squad but it may prove to be blessing in disguise for Sweden
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Euro 2020: No Zlatan Ibrahimovic in squad but it may prove to be blessing in disguise for Sweden

During the four and half years Ibrahimovic was away, Sweden established a new identity and better team ethic. Play no longer went through one individual.

Euro 2020: Sweden end warm-up campaign on positive note with win over Armenia
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Euro 2020: Sweden end warm-up campaign on positive note with win over Armenia

They came out on top at the Friends Arena just outside Stockholm thanks to goals from Emil Forsberg, Marcus Danielson and Marcus Berg.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic targets playing at 2022 FIFA World Cup after returning to Sweden national team
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic targets playing at 2022 FIFA World Cup after returning to Sweden national team

Ibrahimovic’s initial aim is to play for Sweden at the continent-wide European Championship starting in June but looming further in the distance is the World Cup in Qatar that takes place in November and December 2022 — when he will be 41.

In-form AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic teases potential return to international football
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In-form AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic teases potential return to international football

The 39-year-old, who retired from international football after the World Cup in 2016, opened the door for a return after being awarded Sweden's Footballer of the Year award for an astonishing 12th time.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson believes England capable of winning tournament
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson believes England capable of winning tournament

Sweden coach Janne Andersson said, "They're strong and well-organised. I'd like to pay tribute to both the team and the coach."

Highlights, Sweden vs England, FIFA World Cup 2018, Quarter-final at Samara: Three Lions reach semis after 28 years
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Highlights, Sweden vs England, FIFA World Cup 2018, Quarter-final at Samara: Three Lions reach semis after 28 years

England take on Sweden in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. Follow our live blog for scores and updates from Russia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden easy to analyse but quite difficult to beat, says coach Janne Andersson ahead of England clash
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden easy to analyse but quite difficult to beat, says coach Janne Andersson ahead of England clash

Sweden coach Janne Andersson said his side were "easy to analyse but very difficult to beat" ahead of Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against England in Samara.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Midfielder Sebastian Larsson promises Sweden will make it difficult for England
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Midfielder Sebastian Larsson promises Sweden will make it difficult for England

Sweden's Sebastian Larsson has backed his team ahead of their quarterfinal clash against England, stating that Sweden have the ability to surprise opponents with their tactical nous and cohesiveness.

Highlights, Sweden vs Switzerland, FIFA World Cup 2018, Round of 16 in St Petersburg: Sweden through to quarters
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Highlights, Sweden vs Switzerland, FIFA World Cup 2018, Round of 16 in St Petersburg: Sweden through to quarters

Catch all the live updates of the Tuesday's first Round of 16 match between Sweden and Switzerland.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson finds balance in Zlatan Ibrahimovic-less side
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson finds balance in Zlatan Ibrahimovic-less side

Sweden coach Janne Andersson is a stalwart of Swedish football who has made his way up from washing kits to coaching the national team, and in a Swedish side without the polarising presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he has found balance.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson calls behaviour of Germany players as 'scornful'
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson calls behaviour of Germany players as 'scornful'

Janne Andersson admitted that his men, who face a do-or-die clash with Mexico on Wednesday, had suffered "turbulent" times following the dramatic 2-1 defeat to the world champions.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson slams Germany for 'rubbing it in our faces' after defeat
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson slams Germany for 'rubbing it in our faces' after defeat

"Some of Germany's leaders celebrated by running in our direction and rubbing it into our faces. That got me angry," said Sweden's Andersson.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden's preparations suffer blow as three players hit by stomach bug ahead of Germany clash
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden's preparations suffer blow as three players hit by stomach bug ahead of Germany clash

Sweden's preparations for their World Cup clash against Germany have been hampered by a stomach bug that has prevented three players from travelling to Sochi.

FIFA World Cup 2018: South Korea coach admits he made his players shuffle jersey numbers; Sweden boss apologises for spying
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FIFA World Cup 2018: South Korea coach admits he made his players shuffle jersey numbers; Sweden boss apologises for spying

South Korea's coach Shin Tae-yong said Sunday he deliberately made his team wear different numbered shirts in recent friendlies to confuse World Cup opponents who cannot tell his players apart.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson announces 23-man squad for tournament
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson announces 23-man squad for tournament

Sweden coach Janne Andersson named a 23-man World Cup squad on Tuesday that dashed the faint hopes of fans expecting to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic feature at Russia 2018.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson hints he's open to Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to national team
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Sweden coach Janne Andersson hints he's open to Zlatan Ibrahimovic returning to national team

He has an ego to match his towering physique but Zlatan Ibrahimovic's pride must be smarting: he's taking a massive paycut to play for LA Galaxy, and Sweden is showing no interest in his return to its 2018 World Cup squad.