Iceland’s win over England was not only exciting for the fans of the small Nordic nation, but also for the Swedish town of Ånge, where the winning team's coach Lars Lagerbäck grew up.
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- Ånge proud of Lagerbäck.
- Euro 2016Sweden loses 0-1.
Belgium’s Radja Nainggolan scored in the 84th minute of the match Wednesday in Nice, ending Sweden’s chances to move on to the European (Soccer) Football Championships round of 16.
- Euro 2016Sweden vs. Belgium.
Tonight is Sweden’s last game in the group stage of this year’s European Cup.
- Will not play in Olympics.
Wednesday night could be Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s last time playing in a Swedish jersey.
After tying Ireland in what looked to be Sweden's easiest match in the group stage, the national football team faces top-tier opponent Italy in Toulouse. Kick-off at 3 PM.
Sweden's first match in the Euro 2016 ended in a draw, after an own goal from Ireland.
- Swedish - English / English - Swedish.
As fans of Sweden and Ireland tune in for kick-off tonight during the European Championships in France, Professor Emeritus Sölve Ohlander will also be watching the game with a different goal in mind: linguistic research.
- Euro 2016.
Off duty policeman Kjell Hellström was in tears at Arlanda before he found an alternative route. Among those affected by the strike among SAS pilots are Swedes trying to get to Sweden's first game in the Euro 2016.
- We meet soccer player Seif Kadim in Umeå.
How hard is it for athletes to keep the Moslem month of fasting, Ramadan, when you don’t eat during hours of daylight, especially up here in the north? Ramadan moves over the years, and this year it is in the middle of summer here.
- Lowest ranked team in its group.
This year’s European soccer football championships in France will see for the first time 24 national teams competing. Previous tournaments have had 4, 8, or 16 participating nations. The final will be played on July 10.
- Euro 2016 in France.
If Sweden is knocked out of the Euro 2016, Swedish fans are most likely to support England instead, but England is also the team they most want to beat.
The government has put forward a final draft for a ban against covering one's face at sporting events. The proposal takes a harder stance than was first suggested by a special investigator.
- Euro 2016 in France.
A fresh survey shows half of Swedes believe Sweden will make it to the quarter finals in France, which has some commentators wondering if fans here should stop mocking the English for overrating their team.
- Career move.
The captain of the Swedish national men’s football team, Zlatan Ibrahimović, confirmed today that he is leaving Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
- Few surprises.
The line-up for the Swedish men’s national football team in the European Championships was announced by coach Erik Hamrén Wednesday night.