Sweden’s Sara Hector scored her first skiing World Cup win Sunday, taking the women’s giant slalom at Kuhtai in Austria.
- World Cup in Kuhtai, Austria.
- Sixth loss in a row.
Playing without captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sweden's men's team lost a friendly match with Belgium 0-2 on Sunday evening.
- referee Jonas Eriksson chosen as one of 25 referees
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his teammates in the national side might have missed out on playing at the World Cup in Brazil but at least one man will be representing Sweden on the greatest stage of all this summer. Jonas Eriksson has been chosen by international football's ruling body FIFA as one of 25 referees to officiate at the tournament.
Sweden's national football coach Erik Hamrén announced Thursday afternoon that he will remain at his post.
- Portugal 3-2 Sweden
Sweden saw its 2014 World Cup dreams dashed after losing 2-3 to Portugal Tuesday night with star Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo scoring all three goals against the Swedes.
Trailing by one at half-time, Sweden rallied with back-to-back goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 68th and 72nd minute. But no sooner had the Swedes gained ground did Ronaldo fire back, scoring his second and third goals of the evening just minutes after Ibrahimovic.
- World Cup play-off second leg
Captain and talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic issued a rallying cry to supporters ahead of Tueday night’s FIFA World Cup play-off second leg at Friends Arena as Sweden look to overturn Portugal’s slender 1-0 advantage from the first-leg in Lisbon.
Sweden coach Erik Hamrén announced Tuesday lunchtime, an unchanged starting eleven to face the Portugese.
- World Cup 2104
Sweden will face off against Portugal Friday night in their first match of the 2014 World Cup play-offs.
The match will see two of the world's biggest players, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Sweden's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, meet in Lisbon to vy for a spot in next year's games.
- Portugal' s Ronaldo at the double as world cup play-off hype hots up
Zlatan Ibrahimovic boosted Sweden's hopes of overcoming favourites Portugal in next month's two-legged World Cup play-off decider, by scoring four times for his club side Paris Saint Germain in their 5-0 Champions League win against Anderlecht in Brussels. However, Portugal's own star man Christiano Ronaldo scored both goals for Real Madrid in a 2-1 win over Juventus and moved up to third place in the all time list of greatest goalscorers in the Champions League.
- It's Zlatan against Ronaldo in 2-legged play-off decider
Sweden has been drawn against Portugal in a two-legged play-off qualifier for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It's the draw that Swedish fans would not have wanted. Portugal were the top ranked seeds in the draw. Sweden will be away in Lisbon for the first leg, which will be played on November 15. The return leg at Friends Arena takes place on November 19.
- World Cup Qualifiers
Sweden missed out on being seeded for next Monday's draw for the World Cup play-offs after losing 3-5 to Group C winners Germany at Friends Arena in Solna, Tuesday. The Swedes, without suspended captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, had led 2-0, before the Germans hit back.
Sweden face Germany in a World Cup qualifier tonight, where both teams have already made it. Germany qualified for the finals in Brazil 2014 last week, and Sweden have also cemented their place as group runners-up.
Sweden's chances of reaching the soccer World Cup finals in Brazil last year were strengthened following their victory over Austria on Friday. Tomorrow the Swedish team meet football giants Germany, with the aim of winning, or at least scoring a draw.
A win for Sweden against Austria in tonight's penultimate Group C World Cup qualifier in Stockholm will guarantee a place in the play-offs for Brazil. However, a draw will mean Sweden have to take a point in their final qualifier against Group C leaders Germany next Tuesday, while defeat against the Austrians, who were victorious when the two sides first met in June, will almost certainly mean staying at home next summer.
- World cup qualifiers
Sweden have beaten Kazakhstan on their home turf in Astana 1-0, in a World Cup qualifier this evening.
Zlatan Ibrahimovich scored the only goal of the match less than half a minute after kick-off
The win by Sweden puts the team in a strong position to reach the World Cup play-offs.
Sweden face Ireland this evening in an important World Cup soccer qualifier. Sweden need at least a point from the game to keep the dream of playing in the finals in Brazil next year alive.