Sweden National Football Team
The Swedish national football team is a professional football team which is controlled by the Swedish Football Association, the governing body for football in Sweden. The home ground of this team is Rasunda Stadium situated in Stockholms Ian. This team is entirely led by Erik Hamren. The year 1934 was fruitful for this team as they made their first World Cup appearance this year.
Since then, Sweden team has made almost 11 World Cup appearances and four appearances in the European Championships. In 1958, this team finished in the second place and were placed third in 1950 and in 1994. The team won the gold medal in 1948 Summer Olympics and bronze medals in 1924 and in 1952. In 1992, the team even reached semi finals in UEFA Euro titleship.
Traditionally, the team of Sweden are rival team of Denmark and Norway teams and over the years, there has been other rival teams as well. In 2010, the team of Sweden failed to qualify for the World Cup in the group qualification stage, being edged out by Portugal. The captain of the team is Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the vice captain of the team is Anders Svensson. Eric Hamren is the head coach of the team with Marcus Allback being the assistant coach of the team. Most of the caps have been taken by Thomas Ravelli whereas Sven Rydell is the top scorer till date.
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