The man who has been working in secret for over a year on creating a statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, tells Radio Sweden that the sporting icon did not recognize himself at first after the sculptor took him on his word to exaggerate his features.
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- Has also sculpted "Ingo" Johansson.
- After relegation match.
Helsingborg manager Henrik Larsson and his striker son Jordan were attacked by their own fans after the club was relegated for the first time in 23 years.
- Stade de France.
Sweden’s men’s football team face their biggest test since Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired from international football against France on Friday night.
- World Cup qualifier.
Sweden made easy work of a poor Bulgaria side with a 3-0 win at Friends Arena which keeps them level on seven points with France at the top of Group A. The two countries will play on November 11 at the Stade de France.
- Narrow win against Luxembourg.
Sweden host Bulgaria at Friends Arena this evening with the opportunity of topping their World Cup qualifying group ahead of Holland and France, who meet in Amsterdam.
- Life without Zlatan.
Sweden under new coach Janne Andersson opened their World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign with a point in an underwhelming 1-1 draw against Holland at Friends Arena, Tuesday.
- World Cup Qualifier.
After a disappointing summer at Euro 2016 in France, a new look Sweden without legendary striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, host Netherlands in an opening World Cup qualifier this evening.
- Hope Solo.
The U.S. National Team’s goal keeper has been given a six-month ban from the U.S. Soccer Federation after comments following the US team’s quarter final loss to Sweden in the Olympics.
- Return from Rio.
Sweden's olympic medallists were welcomed home and honoured on stage in Stockholm's Kungsträdgården park on Sunday.
- Two penalty saves.
Sweden's women footballers reached the final of the Olympic tournament for the first time after they eliminated host nation Brazil in a semi-final penalty shoot-out.
- Attacker arrested, later released.
Svenska Spel, the state gaming monopoly, on Tuesday carried out a review into claims of match-fixing after a masked fan ran on the pitch and attacked a player, forcing a Swedish top-tier league football match to be abandoned.
- Signed one-year contract.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic began training with his new Manchester United team mates for the first time Thursday, ahead of his expected debut in Sweden this weekend.
- Due in court.
The coach of a junior football team taking part in an international tournament in Gothenburg has been arrested on suspicion of groping three teenage girls and his team has been sent home.
- Coaching Iceland.
The Swedish football coach Lars Lagerbäck was very proud as he bowed out as head coach for the Icelandic national team after they lost against France on Sunday night, ending the team's journey in the Euro 2016 tournament.