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SwedenSwedenFriends Arena - SolnaFriday 9 June 2017
20.45CET (20.45 local time)
Group A - Matchday 6
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
11/11/2016QR (GS)France - Sweden2-1
Saint-DenisPogba 58, Payet 65; Forsberg 55
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
19/06/2012GS-FTSweden - France2-0
KyivIbrahimović 54, S. Larsson 90+1
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
22/08/1993QR (GS)Sweden - France1-1SolnaDahlin 88; Sauzée 76
28/04/1993QR (GS)France - Sweden2-1
ParisCantona 43 (P), 82; Dahlin 14
EURO '92
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/06/1992GS-FTSweden - France1-1SolnaEriksson 24; Papin 58
1980 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
05/09/1979PR (GS)Sweden - France1-3
SolnaBacke 23; Lacombe 14, Platini 54, Battiston 71
01/09/1978PR (GS)France - Sweden2-2ParisBerdoll 72, Six 85; Nordgren 54, Grönhagen 90
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
01/11/1969QR (GS)France - Sweden3-0
ParisBras 39, 43, Djorkaeff 41
15/10/1969QR (GS)Sweden - France2-0
SolnaKindvall 33 (P), 65
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Squad list Only this chapter

Sweden - Squad list
Current season
-Kristoffer Nordfeldt23/06/198927Swansea - 0000
-Andreas Linde24/07/199323Molde - 0000
-Robin Olsen08/01/199027København - 5000
-Andreas Granqvist16/04/198532Krasnodar*5000
-Mikael Lustig13/12/198630Celtic*3100
-Martin Olsson17/05/198829Swansea*2000
-Pontus Jansson13/02/199126Leeds - 2000
-Ludwig Augustinsson21/04/199423København - 3000
-Filip Helander22/04/199324Bologna - 0000
-Emil Krafth02/08/199422Bologna*2000
-Victor Lindelöf17/07/199422Benfica*4100
-Sebastian Larsson06/06/198532Sunderland - 0000
-Albin Ekdal28/07/198927Hamburg - 4000
-Jakob Johansson21/06/199026AEK*2000
-Jimmy Durmaz22/03/198928Toulouse*5000
-Emil Forsberg23/10/199125Leipzig - 5300
-Oscar Hiljemark28/06/199224Genoa - 5100
-Sam Larsson10/04/199324Heerenveen - 0000
-Viktor Claesson02/01/199225Krasnodar - 1000
-Marcus Berg17/08/198630Panathinaikos - 4200
-Ola Toivonen03/07/198630Toulouse*4100
-John Guidetti15/04/199225Celta - 4000
-Christoffer Nyman05/10/199224Braunschweig*2000
-Jan Andersson29/09/196254 - 5000
France - Squad list
Current season
-Benoît Costil03/07/198729Rennes - 0000
-Hugo Lloris26/12/198630Tottenham*4000
-Alphonse Areola27/02/199324Paris - 0000
-Christophe Jallet31/10/198333Lyon - 1000
-Lucas Digne20/07/199323Barcelona - 0000
-Samuel Umtiti14/11/199323Barcelona - 1000
-Laurent Koscielny10/09/198531Arsenal - 5000
-Djibril Sidibé29/07/199224Monaco - 5000
-Benjamin Mendy17/07/199422Monaco - 1000
-Raphaël Varane25/04/199324Real Madrid - 4000
-Presnel Kimpembe13/08/199521Paris - 0000
-Blaise Matuidi09/04/198730Paris*4000
-Moussa Sissoko16/08/198927Tottenham - 4000
-Dimitri Payet29/03/198730Marseille - 5200
-Paul Pogba15/03/199324Man. United - 4200
-Thomas Lemar12/11/199521Monaco - 0000
-Adrien Rabiot03/04/199522Paris - 1000
-N'Golo Kanté29/03/199126Chelsea - 4000
-Alexandre Lacazette28/05/199126Lyon - 0000
-Antoine Griezmann21/03/199126Atlético - 5200
-Olivier Giroud30/09/198630Arsenal - 3200
-Ousmane Dembélé15/05/199720Dortmund - 2000
-Kylian Mbappé20/12/199818Monaco - 1000
-Didier Deschamps15/10/196848 - 5000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Janne Andersson

Date of birth: 29 September 1962
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Alets IK (twice), IS Halmia, Laholms FK
Coaching career: Alets IK, Halmstads BK (assistant, twice), Laholms FK, Halmstads BK, Örgryte IS, IFK Norrköping, Sweden

• Janne Andersson succeeded Erik Hamrén after UEFA EURO 2016 having led Norrköping to their first Allsvenskan title in almost two decades the previous year.

• A footballer and handball player in his native Halmstad, Andersson became assistant coach to Stuart Baxter at the city's main club in 1990, going on to work under Tom Prahl and then Jonas Thern.

• Andersson, who also coached lower-division teams Alet and Laholm, took the Halmstad reins himself in 2004 and in his first season in charge was named coach of the year in Sweden after steering Halmstad to second place.

• After a brief spell at Örgryte in 2010, Andersson was named Norrköping coach the following year as they returned to the Allsvenskan, at first keeping them up then guiding them to the 2015 title.

• His appointment as Sweden coach meant he missed out on leading the club into UEFA Champions League qualifying, Andersson saying on his unveiling: "Right now I'm just humbled and grateful. This is an honour and a challenge that will be very exciting to take on."



Didier Deschamps

Date of birth: 15 October 1968
Nationality: French
Playing career: FC Nantes, Olympique de Marseille (twice), FC Girondins de Bordeaux, Juventus, Chelsea FC, Valencia CF
Coaching career: AS Monaco FC, Juventus, Olympique de Marseille, France

• A product of Nantes's highly rated youth system, Deschamps had success with Marseille as a defensive midfielder, winning Ligue 1 in 1990 and 1992 and captaining them to UEFA Champions League glory in 1993.

• Signed for Juve in 1994 and won the UEFA Champions League again in 1996, adding three Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and a European/South American Cup. Left in 1999 for Chelsea, staying one season and lifting the FA Cup, before ending his career with a year in Valencia, watching from the bench as they lost the 2001 UEFA Champions League final to FC Bayern München.

• Skippered France to victory on home soil at the 1998 FIFA World Cup and also at UEFA EURO 2000, retiring that year with 103 caps.

• Started coaching career in 2001 with Monaco, landing the French League Cup in 2003 and reaching the UEFA Champions League final a year later, going down to José Mourinho's FC Porto. Resigned in September 2005 and joined his old club Juventus, then in Serie B, the following June. Stepped down after securing promotion back to Serie A in May 2007.

• Appointed Marseille boss in May 2009, replacing Eric Gerets. Ended OM's 18-year wait for the Ligue 1 championship in his first term and added a maiden League Cup, retaining the latter trophy in the next two campaigns. Succeeded Laurent Blanc after UEFA EURO 2012 and guided France to the 2014 World Cup, where they lost to eventual winners Germany in the quarter-finals, and then to the final of UEFA EURO 2016 on home soil only to lose to Portugal in extra time.



Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeMartin Atkinson (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesStephen Child (ENG) , Stuart Burt (ENG)
  • Fourth officialMichael Oliver (ENG)
  • FIFA Match CommissionerDavid Griffiths (WAL)
  • Referee observerNikolay Levnikov (RUS)


NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Martin Atkinson31/03/1971990

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
15/07/2006UICR3Kalmar FFFC Twente1-0Kalmar
16/02/2010UCLR16Olympique LyonnaisReal Madrid CF1-0Lyon
16/09/2010UELGSLOSC LilleSporting Clube de Portugal1-2Villeneuve d'Ascq
23/10/2012UCLGSLOSC LilleFC Bayern München0-1Villeneuve d'Ascq
22/11/2012UELGSOlympique de MarseilleFenerbahçe SK0-1Marseille
10/12/2014UCLGSFC BarcelonaParis Saint-Germain3-1Barcelona
20/10/2015UCLGSFC ZenitOlympique Lyonnais3-1St Petersburg

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Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5



Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Sweden 1-1 Netherlands
    1-0 Berg 42, 1-1 Sneijder 67
    Olsen, Lustig, Lindelöf, Granqvist, Rohdén (76 Kujovic), Berg (87 Durmaz), Forsberg, Guidetti (64 Nyman), Hiljemark, Wendt, Fransson
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Luxembourg 0-1 Sweden
    0-1 Lustig 58
    Olsen, Lustig, Lindelöf, Granqvist, M. Olsson, Ekdal (79 Fransson), Berg, Forsberg, Guidetti (70 Toivonen), Hiljemark, Durmaz (88 Nyman)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Sweden 3-0 Bulgaria
    1-0 Toivonen 39, 2-0 Hiljemark 45, 3-0 Lindelöf 58
    Olsen, Lindelöf, Granqvist, M. Olsson (63 Augustinsson), Ekdal, Berg (85 Guidetti), Forsberg (74 Wendt), Hiljemark, Krafth, Toivonen, Durmaz
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    France 2-1 Sweden
    0-1 Forsberg 55, 1-1 Pogba 58, 2-1 Payet 65
    Olsen, Lindelöf, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Ekdal (66 Hiljemark), Forsberg, Guidetti (73 Kiese Thelin), J. Johansson, Krafth, Toivonen, Durmaz (87 Jansson)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Sweden 4-0 Belarus
    1-0 Forsberg 19 (P) , 2-0 Forsberg 49, 3-0 Berg 57, 4-0 Kiese Thelin 78
    Olsen, Lustig, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Ekdal (69 J. Johansson), Berg, Forsberg, Hiljemark, Jansson, Toivonen (74 Kiese Thelin), Durmaz (85 Claesson)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)


  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Belarus 0-0 France
    Mandanda, Kurzawa, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann, Giroud (83 Gameiro), Martial (57 Payet), Kanté, Sissoko (69 Dembélé), Sidibé, Koscielny
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    France 4-1 Bulgaria
    0-1 Alexandrov 6 (P) , 1-1 Gameiro 23, 2-1 Payet 26, 3-1 Griezmann 38, 4-1 Gameiro 59
    Lloris, Kurzawa, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann (83 Fekir), Payet, Gameiro (72 Gignac), Matuidi, Sissoko, Sagna (27 Sidibé), Koscielny
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Netherlands 0-1 France
    0-1 Pogba 30
    Lloris, Sidibé, Kurzawa, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann (93 Kanté), Payet (67 Martial), Gameiro (79 Gignac), Matuidi, Sissoko, Koscielny
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    France 2-1 Sweden
    0-1 Forsberg 55, 1-1 Pogba 58, 2-1 Payet 65
    Lloris, Evra, Varane, Pogba, Griezmann (88 Kanté), Payet, Giroud, Matuidi, Sissoko, Sidibé, Koscielny
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Luxembourg 1-3 France
    0-1 Giroud 28, 1-1 Joachim 34 (P) , 1-2 Griezmann 37 (P) , 1-3 Giroud 77
    Lloris, Griezmann, Payet (78 Mbappé), Giroud, Dembélé, Kanté, Matuidi (83 Rabiot), B. Mendy, Sidibé (62 Jallet), Koscielny, Umtiti
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)

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Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
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