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Rick Houghton



18th June
Sweden 1-0 Korea Republic

23rd June
Germany 2-1 Sweden

27th June 
Mexico 0-3 Sweden

3rd July
Sweden 1-0 Switzerland 

7th July 
Sweden 0-2 England


Flag: Instantly recognisable, the Swedish flag is a yellow Nordic cross on a blue background. It’s been the national flag since 1906.

Population: 10.12 million

Nickname: Blågult. Look like "blag it" but actually just means the Blue-Yellow.

Manager: Janne Andersson. The 55-year-old led Norrkoping to the Norwegian Allsvenskan league title in in 2015 and took over from Erik Hamren in 2016.

Captain: The vastly experienced defender Andreas Granqvist succeeded the living legend that is Ibrahimovic after the big man retired from international football at the end of Euro 2016.

Star Man: Three times Swedish midfielder of the year, Emil Forsberg has been impressing in the Bundesliga since his move to RB Leipzig in 2015. Expect big things this summer too.

Rising Star: Ludwig Augustinsson not only has one of the best names in the tournament but he’s also tipped to be Sweden’s long-term left back having already won 14 caps. According to his Wikipedia page he’s also a teetotal Manchester United fan. Just saying…