Sweden vs France Nations League preview: where to watch, team news

Sweden face France in UEFA Nations League Group 3 – all you need to know.

France forward Olivier Giroud on the eve of the Sweden game
France forward Olivier Giroud on the eve of the Sweden game AFP via Getty Images

Sweden face France in UEFA Nations League Group 3 in Solna on Saturday 5 September at 20:45 CET.

Sweden vs France: live build-up

Where to watch the game on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Nations League broadcast partner(s) here

Squads

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Sweden
Goalkeepers
: Olsen (Roma), Johnsson (Copenhagen), Nordfeldt (Gençlerbirliği)
Defenders: Augustinsson (Bremen), Bengtsson (Copenhagen), Helander (Rangers), Holmén (Willem II), Jansson (Brentford), Krafth (Newcastle), Lindelöf (Man. United), Lustig (AIK)
Midfielders: Ekdal (Sampdoria), Forsberg (Leipzig), Kulusevski (Parma), Larsson (AIK), K Olsson (Krasnodar), Sema (Udinese), Svanberg (Bologna), Svensson (Seattle)
Forwards: Andersson (Union Berlin), Berg (Krasnodar), Guidetti (Alavés), Isak (Real Sociedad), Quaison (Mainz), Kiese Thelin (Malmö)

France
Goalkeepers: Lloris (Tottenham), Maignan (LOSC)
Defenders: Digne (Everton), Dubois (Lyon), Hernandez (Bayern), Kimpembé (Paris), Lenglet (Barcelona), Mendy (Real Madrid), Upamecano (Leipzig), Varane (Real Madrid)
Midfielders: Camavinga (Rennes), Fekir (Real Betis), Kanté (Chelsea), Nzonzi (Rennes), Rabiot (Juventus), Sissoko (Tottenham)
Forwards: Ben Yedder (Monaco), Giroud (Chelsea), Griezmann (Barcelona), Ikoné (LOSC), Martial (Man. United), Mbappé (Paris)

Previous meetings

• Sweden's record in 21 games with France is W6 D5 L10; Swedes won sides' last encounter – June 2017 European Qualifier in Solna, 2-1.

• France had won corresponding fixture in Saint-Denis by same 2-1 scoreline.

What the coaches say

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Janne Andersson, Sweden coach: "There are no bad teams in League A, so we knew we would end up in a group with very good teams. We have six really tough challenges ahead where we will test ourselves against some of Europe's and the world's best teams. It will be fantastic to finally be able to play international matches again. During the pandemic, we made the best of the situation. We feel as prepared as we can be."

Didier Deschamps, France coach: "We've had almost a full week of training, but training sessions are not the same as a real match. This group has plenty of desire, and they've enjoyed being reunited, even in the current situation. The only time they can enjoy complete freedom is on the pitch. I can't explain why France have only won one of the last five fixtures against Sweden. They're an experienced team, know each other well, and are full of quality players who play abroad. They never make it easy for you, especially here [on home soil]."

Next up

Sweden vs Portugal – 8 September
France vs Croatia
– 8 September

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