(The Blue and Yellow)
|Association||Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)|
|Head coach||Peter Gerhardsson|
|Most caps||Therese Sjögran (214)|
|Top scorer||Lotta Schelin (85)|
|Home stadium||Gamla Ullevi|
|Current|| 6 |
|Highest||3 (June 2007)|
|Lowest||11 (June 2018)|
(Mariehamn, Finland; 25 August 1973)
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 23 June 2010)
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 6 August 2016)
|Appearances||8 (first in 1991 )|
|Best result||Runners-up (2003)|
|Appearances||10 (first in 1984 )|
|Best result||Champions (1984)|
The Sweden women's national football team (Swedish : svenska damfotbollslandslaget) represents Sweden in international women's football competition and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association. The national team has won the European Competition for Women's Football in 1984, one World Cup-silver (2003), as well as three European Championship-silvers (1987, 1995, 2001). The team has participated in six Olympic Games, eight World Cups, as well as ten European Championships. Sweden won bronze medals at the World Cups in 1991, 2011 and 2019.
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Charlotta Eva "Lotta" Schelin is a Swedish former professional footballer who most recently played as a striker for FC Rosengård of the Damallsvenskan. She made her debut for the Sweden national team in March 2004 and was appointed joint captain alongside Caroline Seger in October 2012. Schelin has represented her country in the 2005, 2009, 2013 and 2017 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship, as well as the 2007, 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cups. She also played at the Olympic football tournaments in 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016.
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After winning the two qualifying matches against Denmark for the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the Swedish Olympic Committee approved of record increases in investments for the women's team. The new budget granted over a million SEK (about US$150,000) for the team and 150,000 SEK (about US$25,000) per player for developing physical fitness. The new grants are almost a 100% increase of the 2005 and 2006 season funds.
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The krona is the official currency of Sweden. Both the ISO code "SEK" and currency sign "kr" are in common use; the former precedes or follows the value, the latter usually follows it but, especially in the past, it sometimes preceded the value. In English, the currency is sometimes referred to as the Swedish crown, as krona literally means "crown" in Swedish. The Swedish krona was the ninth-most traded currency in the world by value in April 2016.
The developments and conditions of the Sweden women's national football team can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013.
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The Other Sport is a 2013 SVT three-part documentary television series produced by Freedom From Choice and Sveriges Television zooming in on the conditions of women's football in Sweden since the first clubs got structurally organized in the mid-1960s until this very day through the early dominance of Öxabäcks IF in the 1970s and 1980s, the importance of Umeå IK in the 2000s, Sweden winning the first UEFA Women's Championship in 1984 and until 2013 when the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 was played in Sweden.
|FIFA Women's World Cup record||FIFA Women's World Cup qualification record|
|Quarter-finals||5th||4||2||1||1||6||4||Qualified as hosts|
|Round of 16||16th||4||0||3||1||5||8||10||10||0||0||32||1|
|FIFA Women's World Cup history|
|Group stage||17 November||L 2–3||Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu|
|19 November||W 8–0||New Plaza Stadium, Foshan|
|21 November||W 2–0||Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu|
|Quarter-finals||24 November||W 1–0||Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou|
|Semi-finals||27 November||L 1–4||Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu|
|Third place play-off||29 November||W 4–0||Guangdong Provincial Stadium, Guangzhou|
|Group stage||5 June||L 0–1||Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg|
|7 June||W 3–2|
|9 June||W 2–0||Arosvallen, Västerås|
|Quarter-finals||13 June||D 1–1 (4–3 p)||Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg|
|Group stage||19 June||L 1–2||Spartan Stadium, San Jose|
|23 June||W 3–1||Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover|
|26 June||W 2–0||Soldier Field, Chicago|
|Quarter-finals||30 June||L 1–3||Spartan Stadium, San Jose|
|Group stage||21 September||L 1–3||RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.|
|25 September||W 1–0||Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia|
|28 September||W 3–0||Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus|
|Quarter-finals||1 October||W 2–1||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough|
|Semi-finals||5 October||W 2–1||PGE Park, Portland|
|Final||12 October||L 1–2 (aet)||The Home Depot Center, Carson|
|Group stage||11 September||D 1–1||Chengdu Sports Center, Chengdu|
|14 September||L 0–2|
|18 September||W 2–1||Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin|
|Group stage||28 June||W 1–0||BayArena, Leverkusen|
|2 July||W 1–0||Impuls Arena, Augsburg|
|6 July||W 2–1||Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg|
|Quarter-finals||10 July||W 3–1||Impuls Arena, Augsburg|
|Semi-finals||13 July||L 1–3||Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt|
|Third place play-off||16 July||W 2–1||Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim|
|Group stage||8 June||D 3–3||Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg|
|12 June||D 0–0|
|16 June||D 1–1||Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton|
|Round of 16||20 June||L 1–4||TD Place, Ottawa|
|Group stage||11 June||W 2–0||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|16 June||W 5–1||Allianz Riviera, Nice|
|20 June||L 0–2||Stade Océane, Le Havre|
|Round of 16||24 June||W 1–0||Parc des Princes, Paris|
|Quarter-finals||29 June||W 2–1||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|Semi-finals||3 July||L 0–1 (aet)||Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu|
|Third place play-off||6 July||W 2–1||Allianz Riviera, Nice|
|Olympic Games football tournament record||Olympic Games qualification record|
|To be determined|
|UEFA Women's Euro record||UEFA Women's Euro qualification record|
|Did not qualify||6||4||2||0||13||3|
|Did not qualify||6||3||2||1||18||4|
|Semi-finals||3rd||5||3||1||1||13||3||Qualified as hosts|
|To be determined|
The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.
The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".
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Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.
|Did not enter|
The UEFA European Women's Championship, also called the UEFA Women's Euro and unofficially the ‘European Cup’, held every fourth year, is the main competition in women's association football between national teams of the UEFA Confederation. The competition is the women's equivalent of the UEFA European Championship.
The 1984 European Competition for Women's Football was won by Sweden on penalties against England. It comprised four qualifying groups, the winner of each going through to the semi-finals which were played over two legs, home and away. As only sixteen teams took part, the competition could not be granted official status. Matches comprised two halves of 35 minutes, played with a size four football.
Football at the Summer Olympics, commonly known as football or soccer, has been included in every Summer Olympic Games as a men's competition sport, except 1896 and 1932. Women's football was added to the official program at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record, from 1973 to 2018.
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
|30 August 2018 2019 FIFA WWC qualifying|| Sweden ||3–0||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|18:45||Stadium: Gamla Ullevi |
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)
|4 September 2018 2019 FIFA WWC qualifying|| Denmark ||0–1||Viborg, Denmark|
|17:00||Stadium: Viborg Stadium |
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
|4 October 2018Friendly|| Sweden ||2–1||Helsingborg, Sweden|
|18:45||Stadium: Olympia |
|9 October 2018Friendly|| Italy ||1–0||Cremona, Italy|
|Stadium: Stadio Giovanni Zini|
Referee: Tanja Subotic (Slovenia)
|22 January 2019Friendly|| South Africa ||0–0||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Report||Stadium: Cape Town Stadium |
Attendance: 5 057
|27 February 2019 2019 Algarve Cup|| Sweden ||4–1||Algarve, Portugal|
|Report||Stadium: Estádio Algarve |
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
|1 March 2019 2019 Algarve Cup|| Portugal ||2–1||Albufeira, Portugal|
|Report|| Björn ||Stadium: Albufeira Municipal Stadium|
Referee: María Belén Carvajal (Chile)
|6 March 2019 2019 Algarve Cup|| Canada ||0–0|
|Report||Stadium: Estádio Algarve|
|6 April 2019Friendly|| Sweden ||1–2||Solna, Sweden|
|Report||Stadium: Friends Arena |
|9 April 2019Friendly|| Austria ||0–2||Maria Enzersdorf, Austria|
|31 May 2019Friendly|| Sweden ||1–0||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Report||Stadium: Gamla Ullevi |
Referee: Florence Guillemin
|11 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|| Chile ||0–2||Rennes, France|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Roazhon Park |
Referee: Lucila Venegas (Mexico)
|16 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|| Sweden ||5–1||Nice, France|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Allianz Riviera |
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)
|20 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|| Sweden ||0–2||Le Havre, France|
|21:00||Report||Stadium: Stade Océane |
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
|24 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|| Sweden ||1–0||Paris, France|
|21:00||Report||Stadium: Parc des Princes |
Referee: Kate Jacewicz (Australia)
|29 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|| Germany ||1–2||Rennes, France|
|18:30||Report||Stadium: Roazhon Park |
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
|3 July 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|| Netherlands ||1–0 (a.e.t.)||Décines-Charpieu, France|
|21:00||Report||Stadium: Parc Olympique Lyonnais |
Referee: Marie-Soleil Beaudoin (Canada)
The following 22 players were named to the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier against
Caps and goals as of 6 July 2019 after match against
Head coach: Peter Gerhardsson
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Jennifer Falk||26 April 1993||0||0|
|GK||Hedvig Lindahl||29 April 1983||165||0|
|GK||Zećira Mušović||26 May 1996||2||0|
|DF||Jonna Andersson||2 January 1993||43||0|
|DF||Ronja Aronsson||20 December 1997||0||0|
|DF||Nathalie Björn||4 May 1997||13||2|
|DF||Magdalena Eriksson||8 September 1993||55||5|
|DF||Hanna Glas||17 September 1992||29||0|
|DF||Amanda Ilestedt||17 January 1993||29||2|
|DF||Emma Kullberg||25 September 1991||0||0|
|DF||Linda Sembrant||15 May 1987||117||9|
|MF||Anna Anvegård||10 May 1997||12||1|
|MF||Lina Hurtig||15 September 1995||25||4|
|MF||Julia Roddar||16 February 1992||6||0|
|MF||Elin Rubensson||11 May 1993||68||3|
|MF||Caroline Seger (captain)||19 March 1985||200||27|
|FW||Kosovare Asllani||29 July 1989||134||35|
|FW||Stina Blackstenius||5 February 1996||50||12|
|FW||Sofia Jakobsson||23 April 1990||107||19|
|FW||Madelen Janogy||12 November 1995||7||2|
|FW||Olivia Schough||11 March 1991||74||9|
|FW||Julia Zigiotti Olme||24 December 1997||10||0|
The following players have been named to a squad in the last 12 months.
This list may be incomplete, and caps and goals may be incorrect.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Cajsa Andersson||19 January 1993||0||0||v. |
|DF||Nilla Fischer RET||2 August 1984||175||23||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|DF||Mia Carlsson||12 March 1990||9||0||v. |
|DF||Jessica Samuelsson||30 January 1992||55||0||v. |
|MF||Hanna Folkesson||15 June 1988||48||1||v. |
|MF||Julia Spetsmark||30 June 1989||4||0||v. |
|FW||Pauline Hammarlund||7 May 1994||18||4||v. |
|FW||Mimmi Larsson||9 April 1994||20||6||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|FW||Fridolina Rolfö||24 November 1993||34||8||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|FW||Julia Karlenäs||6 October 1993||2||0||v. |
|#||Player||Sweden career||Goals||Caps||Goals per game|
|Christer Molander||1||0||1||0||0||0||25 August 1973||25 August 1973|
|Hasse Karlsson||12||7||1||4||19||10||26 July 1974||2 October 1976|
|Tord Grip||7||6||1||0||17||3||18 June 1977||21 October 1978|
|Ulf Bergquist||7||3||3||1||10||4||5 July 1979||27 July 1979|
|Ulf Lyfors||51||34||11||6||135||39||28 June 1980||30 September 1987|
|Gunilla Paijkull||43||30||6||7||100||30||27 April 1988||29 November 1991|
|Bengt Simonsson||60||37||6||17||153||69||8 March 1992||31 August 1996|
|Marika Domanski-Lyfors||135||71||26||38||277||142||9 October 1996||16 June 2005|
|Thomas Dennerby||113||68||18||27||240||112||28 August 2005||15 September 2012|
|Pia Sundhage||81||43||18||20||156||72||23 October 2012||29 July 2017|
|Peter Gerhardsson||15||11||2||2||34||6||19 September 2017||-|
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| European Champions |
1984 (First title)