Östersund's eagerly anticipated Europa League clash with Arsenal on Thursday night ended in anti-climax as the Swedish minnows lost the first leg of their knockout tie 3-0 at the Jämtkraft Arena.
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- Nervy start.
- Jämtland Arena. Kick-off 7pm.
Practically the whole of Sweden will rally behind Östersunds FK this evening as they meet Arsenal in the last 32 of the Europa League. As Radio Sweden reports, even some of Sweden's Olympic skiers will stay up to watch the match from afar.
- Europa League.
While winter-sports-loving locals in the central Swedish town of Östersund are relishing the prospect of achieving sporting history in the Europa League on Thursday, town officials say they plan a 'loving' welcome for arriving football fans supporting Arsenal.
Sweden will meet high-ranked teams Germany, Mexico, and South Korea in Group F in the first round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, it was announced at a ceremony in Moscow today.
Sweden's big football clubs will be used as pulling power when young people are matched with potential employers. Experiences from Malmö and Borås will be used in a national scheme together with the public employment service.
- National team.
The protracted negotiations over a new terms for the women's national football team reached a conclusion on Wednesday. The parties have now signed a four year contract.
- 'The tears are coming.'
Sweden produced a heroic rearguard action against Italy to earn a goalless draw in their second leg play-off in Milan to beat Italy 1-0 on aggregate.
- World Cup qualifiers.
Sweden defend a 1-0 lead against Italy going into tonight's World Cup qualifying play-off second leg in Milan.
- 1 av 2Friends Arena.
Sweden takes on Italy tonight in the first leg of their playoff for a place at next year's World Cup.
- Women's football.
Sweden's national football team may not be playing a World Cup qualifier against Denmark on Friday because of a labor dispute.
- 2018 World Cup Russia.
Sweden claimed a world cup play-off spot on Tuesday night, despite losing their final group qualifier 2-0 to Holland in Amsterdam.
- Football / soccer.
After beating Luxembourg 8-0 this weekend, the Swedish national football team is hoping to cinch their trip to Russia for the World Cup when they play the Netherlands tonight, in Amsterdam.
- Europa League.
Östersund beat Hertha Berlin of the German Bundesliga 1-0 at the Jämtkraft Arena to maintain their 100 percent record in the group stage of the Europa League.
Östersund, a small Swedish town better known for skiing than football has written its name in European football history- and it's all down to an Englishman, Graham Potter.
Sweden's football team were knocked out of the Euro 2017 on Saturday, after losing 2-0 to the tournament's Dutch hosts.