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Published: Monday 1 July 2013, 18.07CET

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Statistics

Last updated: 10/10/2013 16:57 CET

Record in this competition

Recent campaigns
SeasonStagePWDL
2006/09Quarter-finals121011
2003/05Semi-finals12732
1999/01Final13823
1995/97Semi-finals10811
1993/95Final9603
Full UEFA competition record
CompetitionPWDL
UEFA Women's EURO99671517
FIFA Women's World Cup403244
Qualifying matches included
Last updated: 26/07/2013 15:15 CET
Published: Monday 1 July 2013, 18.07CET

Sweden

SWEDEN

Sweden won the inaugural European Competition for Women's Football in 1984 and hope to finally take another major title on home soil 29 years on.

Following their 1984 triumph, in which they overcame England on penalties in Luton after a 1-1 aggregate draw, Sweden reached further finals in 1987, 1995 and 2001, losing the last two to Germany, who also beat them to the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup with a golden goal. The last few years, though, have been a period of rebuilding after the retirement of that generation, which included Hanna Ljungberg and Victoria Svensson. However, with the likes of Lotta Schelin and Caroline Seger in the side, they won World Cup bronze in 2011 – the best European performance – and with the appointment of Pia Sundhage as coach, they have every right to be optimistic.

Tournament record
2009: quarter-finals
2005: semi-finals
2001: runners-up
1997: semi-finals
1995: runners-up
1993: quarter-finals
1991: quarter-finals
1989: third place
1987: runners-up
1984: winners

Other honours
1999, 2012 UEFA European Women's Under-18/U19 Championship

2013 qualifying
Automatic as hosts

Friendly results since qualifying
23 October: W3-0 v Switzerland (h, Vaxjo)
6 March: D1-1 v China (Algarve Cup group, Parchal)
8 March: W6-1 v Iceland (Algarve Cup group, Albufeira)
11 March: D1-1 v United States (Algarve Cup group, Lagos)
13 March: D2-2 (L4-5p) v Norway (Algarve Cup 3rd place, Lagos)
6 April: W2-0 v Iceland (h, Vaxjo)
1 June: W2-1 v Norway (h, Linkoping)
19 June: D1-1 Brazil (h, Stockholm)
4 July: W4-1 v England (h, Ljungskile)

Competition record win
10-0 v Republic of Ireland (h), 20/09/92, 1993 qualifying

Competition record defeat
0-2 v France (a), 01/06/00, 2001 qualifying
0-2 v Denmark (a), 15/10/94, 1995 two-legged quarter-finals (won 3-2 on aggregate)
1-3 v Germany (a), 23/06/01, 2001 final tournament group stage

Last updated: 07/07/13 15.44CET

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