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Europe goes from laughingstock to last opponent standing at World Cup: Feschuk - Toronto Star
Toronto Star
Two weeks after absorbing their two-loss spanking at the hands of Connor McDavid et al, the men of Team Europe toppled Sweden in a shocker of a semifinal — a 3-2 overtime win that earned them the right to face Canada in the best-of-three final that ...
The Netherlands national team is fundamentally broken - SB Nation
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But despite earning a 1-1 draw against Sweden on Tuesday in World Cup qualifying action, it became more obvious than ever that the Netherlands national team have a big hole to dig out of. They were hardly the only ones to struggle in qualifying action ...and more »
'Cinderella' Team Europe has inspired all sorts of countries at World Cup — like Mexico and Portugal - National Post
National Post
The Canadians vow they won't underestimate coach Ralph Krueger's disciplined team, the hybrid tactics he applied from working in his native Canada and in countries like Sweden, or the goaltending of Jaroslav Halak, all which could factor in an upset ...
EDITORIAL: Sweden's lobster game; stick to soccer | The Chronicle ... -
Legendary American soccer goalie Hope Solo was rightly suspended for calling the Swedish national team a “bunch of cowards” after the European side beat ...and more »
Hope Solo's reaction to terminated US Soccer contract caught on camera — VIDEO - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Solo has taken an indefinite leave from the Seattle Reign of the National Women's Soccer League, less than a week after being suspended for six months by the U.S. national team for disparaging remarks about Sweden, the Reign announced Saturday, Aug.
Post Solo: Next USWNT goalkeepers finding success - ESPN
Which makes one wonder what the past week, not to mention those ahead, would have looked like for the United States women's national team had Sweden's Olivia Schough not scored against the Netherlands in the final minute of the first half of an Olympic ...
NHL -- World Cup of Hockey - Why Sweden is the team to beat - ESPN
Team North America is loaded with dynamic and exciting young talent but lacks veteran leadership. The Russians haven't had much success on the ...and more »
Abby Wambach Comments on Hope Solo's Remarks After Loss vs. Sweden in Olympics - Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report
The United States women's national soccer team's loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was over a month ago, but goalkeeper Hope Solo continues to receive criticism for her postgame comments. After the ...

Sweden's Euro 2016 profile, roster, broadcasters

One of the more experienced sides at this summer's Euro tournament, Sweden will be hoping to see how far they can go in France. Led by their talismanic captain Zlatan Ibrahimović, who is coming off one of his best seasons at club level with PSG, will the Blågult be able to improve on their showing from the 2012 edition?

Sweden's UEFA Euro record

Sweden have made five prior appearances at Euro tournaments. The Blågult did not feature until the 1992 edition, which they hosted and made a run all the way to the semi-finals. To date, that has been their best ever performance. Since then, they have featured in four other competitions: in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, but have only managed to clear the group stage once, which was in 2004, when they reached the quarter-finals.

Sweden's current form

When their Euro 2016 qualifying group was announced, many had expected Sweden to finish in the top two alongside Austria. Unfortuantely, after a bright start that saw them go five matches unbeaten, they then slipped up with two straight defeats. First was a frustrating 1-0 reversal to Russia followed by a crushing 4-1 humilating against Austria at home. Despite trying to rally back, these two results proved to be costly. Russia ultimately managed to  sneak by and steal second place, forcing Erik Hamrén's side to have to secure their berth through a play-off against Denmark - which they won 4-3 on aggregate.

2016 so far has been a mixed bunch of results - four friendlies have brought about one win, two draws, and one loss. Ibra and his colleagues will next face off against Slovenia and then fellow Euro competitor Wales before taking on the Republic of Ireland in their first group stage match.

In terms of rankings, Sweden are currently 36th in the world as per FIFA and 25th in UEFA.

The man on the tactician's bench

Erik Hamrén has been in charge of the Swedish national team since November 2009, and will be guiding the Blågult through their second UEFA Euro tournament. Hamrén's first venture back in 2012 ended in disappointment as his team bowed out at the group stage, and now he will face a tough task given that Sweden find themselves in a tricky quartet featuring Belgium, Italy, and the Republic of Ireland.

Hamrén will be reportedly planning to step down from his position as the Swedish NT coach after the Euro 2016 tournament

UEFA Euro 2016 broadcasters in Sweden

National public broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT) own the free-to-air rights to Euro 2016 games in Sweden; they will provide coverage through SVT1 and SVT2. Pay-TV network TV4 will also air some matches in HD. Live streaming of the tournament will be available online and on mobile via SVT Play and TV4 Play.

Go to Sweden's page for the team's full UEFA Euro 2016 fixtures and global online and TV listings.

Sweden's Euro 2016 roster

Here is Sweden's 23-man roster for Euro 2016:

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden, Roster, Squad, Euro 2016, UEFA European Championship

Sweden vs Belgium TV and Streaming Schedule

Australia: beIN SPORTS 2 Australia, beIN Sports Connect Australia
Canada: TSN3, RDS 2, TSN1
United States: WATCH ESPN, ESPN Deportes TV, ESPN3 USA, ESPN

Italy vs Sweden TV and Streaming Schedule

Australia: beIN Sports Australia, beIN Sports Connect Australia
Canada: TSN Radio 1040 | 1410 Vancouver, RDS, TSN5, TSN4
Ireland: ITV 1 UK
United Kingdom: ITV 1 UK
United States: ESPN3 USA, ESPN Deportes TV, ESPN, WATCH ESPN

Ireland Republic vs Sweden TV and Streaming Schedule

Australia: beIN Sports Australia, beIN Sports Connect Australia
Canada: TSN3, TSN Radio 1040 | 1410 Vancouver, TSN4, TSN5, RDS, TSN1
Ireland: BBC One UK, BBC Radio 5 Live
United Kingdom: BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC One UK
United States: ESPN Deportes TV, ESPN3 USA, ESPN, WATCH ESPN

Sweden Football Association Info & Statistics

History Founded: 1904, Affiliated: 1904
Uniform Jerseys: Yellow, Shorts:Blue, Stockings:Yellow
World Cup Appearances 11: (1934, 1938, 1950, 1958, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1990, 1994, 2002, 2006)
World Cup Results Second: (1958)
Third: (1950, 1994)
Fourth: (1938)
Best Results First: Olympic Football Tournament Final (1948)
Second: FIFA Women's World Cup Final (2003)
Third: Olympic Football Tournament Final (1924, 1952), FIFA Women's World Cup Final (1991, 2011), FIFA U-17 World Cup Final (2013)
Fourth: Olympic Football Tournament Final (1908), Olympic Football Tournament Women Final (2004)
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