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(...)

Sweden celebrate after winning their Group F encounter with mexico at the 2018 World Cup to advance to the round of 16. Photo: Eduardo Verdugo/AP Photo

Sweden 3 Mexico 0 Devastated on the pitch, trailing 3-0 after a performance riddled with anxiety and inhibition, with the minutes ticking down on Mex(...)

Leicester City’s Kasper Schmeichel in action against FC Copenhagen during the Champions League Group G match at the Telia Parken stadium. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

FC Copenhagen 0 Leicester City 0 It was one of those nights when the Champions League music played loud and clear but no one danced to the tune. The(...)

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(...)

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(...)