Consistency is the key

May 23, 2006
By Dominic Raynor
History

It may surprise you to know that Germany 2006 will be Sweden's eleventh World Cup foray and that the relatively small Scandinavian country, with a population of 8.8 million, have a very good record at the tournament. They were semi-finalists at the 1938 finals, won the Olympic gold medal in 1948 and went all the way to the final on home soil in 1958, eventually losing 5-2 to Pele's Brazil. And it was Brazil that ended Sweden's best run in recent times, eliminating them in the ...

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