Sweden Features

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Zlatan: World Cup nothing without me

ESPN staff | November, 20 2013

Zlatan Ibrahimovic believes the World Cup will be "nothing" in his absence as Sweden's hopes were dashed by Cristiano Ronaldo's four goals in two games as Portugal qualified for next year's World Cup. • Brassell: Magic Moutinh...

Ronaldo humble as Portugal qualify Video

ESPN staff | November, 19 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo insists he has does "not have to prove anything to anyone" after guiding Portugal to the 2014 World Cup, matching Pauleta's scoring record in the process. • Tyler: Three Things Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as P...

Portugal 'tricks' won't work - Larsson

ESPN staff | November, 19 2013

Seb Larsson is hopeful Sweden will be able to “go in a bit harder” in the return leg of their World Cup playoff as he believes English referee Howard Webb will not fall for Portugal’s “tricks”. • Brewin: Sweden ...

Hamren: Ibra better than Ronaldo

ESPN staff | November, 14 2013

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been rated as the best footballer in the world by Sweden coach Erik Hamren ahead of their World Cup qualifier first leg playoff against Portugal on Friday evening. • Marcotti: Ibrahimovic the antihero • B...

Zlatan: We deserve Brazil berth

Ian Holyman, France Correspondent | November, 13 2013

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Sweden deserve a World Cup place more than playoff opponents Portugal as they faced tougher opposition in their qualifying group. • Delaney: Opportunity knocks in playoff • Ibrahimovic urges Sweden caution &bul...

Olsson focused on Sweden World Cup qualification

Ian Edwards | November, 13 2013

Jonas Olsson insists his "Micky Mouse" row is history as he focuses on trying to guide Sweden to the World Cup finals at the expense of Jose Mourinho's Portugal. • Ibra: Sweden deserve Brazil trip West Bromwich Albion cen...

Ibrahimovic, Neymar battle for FIFA Puskas Award

ESPN staff | November, 11 2013

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's brilliant overhead goal for Sweden is among the ten contenders to win the 2013 FIFA Puskas Award. Ibrahimovic capped an incredible four-goal display in Sweden's 4-2 win over England on Nov. 14, 2012 as he executed a bicycle k...

Ibrahimovic wary of Portugal in playoff

Mark Rodden | October, 21 2013

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has warned that Sweden must minimise their mistakes if they are to have any chance of qualifying for the World Cup.  • Delaney: Opportunity knocks • SPI projections Ibrahimovic, 32, was speaking after his c...

Barcelona sign Swedish prodigy, 9, to academy

ESPN staff | September, 17 2013

Barcelona have signed a nine-year-old Swedish prodigy, Zico Marecaldi Jr., to their training academy, according to a Swedish newspaper report. "I am going on Wednesday, It's going to be great fun," Zico, of Malmo, told the Skanska Dagbl...

Ibrahimovic backs Elmander to rediscover form

Kristan Heneage | September, 6 2013

Johan Elmander’s loan move to Norwich City has given him a new lease of life, according to Sweden team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.  Elmander, who played for Bolton between 2008 and 2011, joined the Canaries on a season-long loan deal&n...

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