Swedes are not happy

They are absolutely ecstatic. That’s right, Sweden last night qualified for the World Cup in Russia next summer. The first time they have reach the finals since the Germany World Cup in 2006 and they couldn’t be happier after overcoming four-time World Champions Italy over two-legs. Coming into the first-leg last week the Italians were the […]

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  • Sweden vs Italy predictions

    Italy head over to Sweden this week so they can face off against each other on Friday night in easily the biggest tie of the four European World Cup 2018 playoff games. Some other nations will disagree but in terms of a so-called “big name” missing on the Russia World Cup next summer then this […]

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  • Zlatan back to United?

    With the Zlatan Ibrahimovic “Symbol of Sweden” statue nearly complete along with the continuing speculation around his return to football and possible new contract with Manchester United. I decided to take a quick look at what the legend of Swedish football has already achieved in his short time with the Red Devils and why he […]

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  • Russia 2018 – one year away

    That is correct, in exactly one years time on the 14th June 2018 the Russia World Cup will start with the first game taking place in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. That game will be between the hosts of the tournament Russia and one of the other qualified teams from their group. Could that be Sweden? […]

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  • Just two days to go now for Sweden and Iceland

    Having only qualified for two of the last five World Cups, including neither of the last two in South Africa or Brazil. After beating fellow Nordic country Denmark in the playoffs, Sweden are happy to be back at the European Championships once again. They’ve been consistent qualifiers and this is now their fifth Euros in a […]

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  • What happened to Jesper Blomqvist?

    Well it may come as no surprise that Jesper Blomqvist has gone into media punditry most recently, but unbeknown to me when I recently looked him up “Jesper Blomqvist let’s dance” came up on Google. That’s right folks, earlier this year he took part in Let’s Dance, the Swedish dance competition version of the UK’s […]

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  • I.F.K. Gothenburg – European Winners

    I watched a documentary recently all about I.F.K. Gothenburg, the once European “giants” of the nineteen eighties, they are also know officially as Idrottsforeningen Kamraterna Goteborg, but whatever happened to this once successful team? As most of you will know, they are a professional football club from Sweden, but if you’re of a certain age […]

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  • Iceland beat England

    The greatest day ever in the history of Icelandic football. England 1 v Iceland 2 and Iceland are into the Quarter Finals of Euro 2016. Yes all the players need a huge amount of credit, both Lars Lagerbäck & Heimir Hallgrímsson need even more credit. The KSI (Iceland’s football association) must take huge praise as well, […]

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