Team analysis

Sweden

Sweden

Sweden
No.PlayerBornPos.SUIAUTSVKRUSGSClub
1Sixten Mohlin17/01/1996Goalkeeper80808080 Malmö FF (SWE)
2Jakob Bergman02/01/1996Defender 5+ IK Sirius (SWE)
3Ali Suljic18/09/1997Defender808080801 IFK Motala (SWE)
4Sebastian Ramhorn03/05/1996Defender80808080 Kalmar FF (SWE)
5Johan Ramhorn03/05/1996Defender1+ 80 Kalmar FF (SWE)
6Noah Sonko Sundberg06/06/1996Defender8080 80 AIK (SWE)
7Linus Wahlqvist11/11/1996Defender80808080 IFK Norrköping (SWE)
8Elias Andersson31/01/1996Midfield808075* Helsingborgs IF (SWE)
9Valmir Berisha06/06/1996Forward59*68*12+ Halmstads BK (SWE)
10Erdal Rakip13/02/1996Midfield75*28+8048 Malmö FF (SWE)
11Anton Salétros12/04/1996Midfield808017+68* AIK (SWE)
12Hampus Strömgren08/07/1996Goalkeeper Mjällby AIF (SWE)
13Viktor Nordin18/01/1996Midfield5+6+ Hammarby Fotboll (SWE)
14Isak Ssewankambo27/02/1996Midfield80808080 Chelsea FC (ENG)
15Gentrit Citaku25/02/1996Forward74*63* IFK Norrköping (SWE)
16Gustav Engvall29/04/1996Forward80*62*68*1 IFK Göteborg (SWE)
17Mirza Halvadzic15/02/1996Forward8018+8080 Malmö FF (SWE)
18Christer Lipovac07/03/1996Forward21+52*12+12+ Karlslunds IF HFK (SWE)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Coach
Roland Larsson
27/01/62
We had one objective: to learn a lot from this tournament because it was our first. Then we had the secondary aim of going to the World Cup – which is a dream-come-true. So we were satisfied with the tournament and with our heroic performance when we fought all the way to the end of the semi-final with ten players. We had practised penalties but you never know. There are a lot of nerves. But I’m satisfied with the boys. The progress in their play during the tournament made us proud.

Sweden team analysis

Sweden team analysis

• Classic 4-4-2 switching to 4-1-4-1 v Slovakia

• Compact defending in two lines, with midfielders dropping into deep block

• Strong athletic qualities, work ethic, team spirit, winning mentality

• Extensive use of direct attacking; emphasis on winning second ball

• Attacks based on long passes, or vertical moves to target striker

• Goalkeeper an influential presence; shot-stopping, domination of wide area

• Aerial power = dangerous set plays, especially corners