Albin Ekdal

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Emil Forsberg of Sweden scores his team’s first goal past goalkeeper Yann Sommer of Switzerland during the World Cup  Round of 16 match  at Saint Petersburg Stadium. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Sweden 1 Switzerland 0 Anyone wondering ahead of kick-off how these two had avoided each other in all eight of the previous tournaments that they ha(...)

Hamburg players stand on the pitch following their  8-0 Bundesliga defeat  to  Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena. Photograph: Günter Schiffmann/AFP/Getty Images

“This is something that can’t be allowed to happen, but it has happened.” Just when life starts to look good again, along come Bayern Munich. Or more (...)

Sweden striker  Zlatan Ibrahimovic during a training session   in Toulouse ahead of Friday’s meeting with Italy. Photograph:   Vassil Donev/EPA

“Ibra has played seven seasons in Serie A,” says, er, Ibra as Sweden prepare for this afternoon’s game in Toulouse, “and feels a great love for the co(...)

Sweden manager Erik Hamren: “One victory might be enough, so the winner between us and Ireland is important. It’s a key game.”  Photo: Getty Images

For four long years Erik Hamren and Sweden have been waiting for a chance to redeem themselves after a disastrous Euro 2012. Unfortunately for them, t(...)

Swedish forward John Guidetti vies with Slovenia defender Nejc Skubic during the friendly match  at Swedbank stadium in Malmo. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Sweden 0 Slovenia 0 Sweden missed the influence of captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who was resting a sore calf muscle, as they struggled to create chance(...)

Oscar Lewicki , seen above tackling Bernardo Silva of Portugal, was an integral part of the Swedish under-21 team that won last year’s European Championship. Photograph: Getty

Prospects Erik Hamren’s side are in much the same boat as Martin O’Neill’s although he does have the advantage of a superstar striker, something th(...)