(The Blue and Yellow)
|Association||Svenska Fotbollförbundet (SvFF)|
|Head coach||Peter Gerhardsson|
|Most caps||Caroline Seger (229)|
|Top scorer||Lotta Schelin (88)|
|Home stadium||Gamla Ullevi|
|Current||3 1 (5 August 2022)|
|Highest||2 (August 2021)|
|Lowest||11 (June 2018)|
| Sweden 0–0 Finland |
(Mariehamn, Finland; 25 August 1973)
| Sweden 17–0 Azerbaijan |
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 23 June 2010)
| Norway 4–0 Sweden |
(Hamar, Norway; 21 January 1996)
|Appearances||8 (first in 1991 )|
|Best result||Runners-up (2003)|
|Appearances||11 (first in 1984 )|
|Best result||Champions (1984)|
|Appearances||7 (first in 1996 )|
|Best result||Silver: (2016, 2020)|
The Sweden women's national football team (Swedish : Svenska damfotbollslandslaget) represents Sweden at international women's association football competitions and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association.
The Swedish team has been traditionally recognized as one of the world's best women's teams and won the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football. Like the equally successful men's counterpart, the women's team also became runners-up at a World Cup (2003) and three European Championships (1987, 1995 and 2001), as well as participating at six Olympic Games, eight World Cups and ten European Championships. Sweden also finished third at the 1991, 2011 and 2019 World Cups.
The 2003 World Cup-final was the only second time Sweden ever reached the final of a FIFA World Cup after the 1958 FIFA World Cup Final, and was the second most watched event in Sweden that year. Lotta Schelin is the top goalscorer in the history of Sweden with 85 goals. Schelin surpassed Hanna Ljungberg's 72-goal record against Germany on 29 October 2014.The player with the most caps is Caroline Seger, with 229. The team was coached by Thomas Dennerby from 2005 to 2012, and Pia Sundhage from 2012 to 2017. The current head coach is Peter Gerhardsson.
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.
The developments and conditions of the Sweden women's national football team from its beginnings until 2013 can be seen in the 2013 three-part Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport .
The Sweden women's national football team play their home matches at Gamla Ullevi.
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled. All times are local.
Win Draw Lose Postponed or void Fixture
|17 September 2021 2023 FIFA WWC qualifier||Slovakia||0–1||Sweden||Senec, Slovakia|
|17:30 UTC+2|| UEFA |
|Stadium: NTC Senec |
Referee: Shona Shukrula (Netherlands)
|21 September 2021 2023 FIFA WWC qualifier||Sweden||4–0||Georgia||Gothenburg|
|18:30 UTC+2|| UEFA |
|Stadium: Gamla Ullevi |
Referee: Lucie Šulcová (Czech Republic)
|21 October 2021 2023 FIFA WWC qualifier||Republic of Ireland||0–1||Sweden||Dublin, Ireland|
|19:00 UTC+1|| UEFA |
|Stadium: Tallaght Stadium |
Referee: Deborah Anex (Switzerland)
|26 October 2021 FIFA international friendly||Scotland||0–2||Sweden||Glasgow, Scotland|
|19:05 UTC+1||Report||Stadium: St Mirren Park|
|25 November 2021 2023 FIFA WWC qualifier||Sweden||2–1||Finland||Gothenburg|
|18:30 UTC+1|| UEFA |
|Stadium: Gamla Ullevi |
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
|18 February 2022 2022 Algarve Cup||Sweden||3–0 |
|Report||Stadium: Estádio Algarve|
|20 February 2022 2022 Algarve Cup||Portugal||0–4||Sweden||Algarve, Portugal|
|Stadium: Estádio Algarve|
|23 February 2022 2022 Algarve Cup||Sweden||1–1|
|Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Lagos|
|7 April 2022 2023 FIFA WWC qualifier||Georgia||0–15||Sweden||Gori, Georgia|
| UEFA |
|Stadium: Tengiz Burjanadze Stadium |
Referee: Hristiyana Guteva (Bulgaria)
|12 April 2022 2023 FIFA WWC qualifier||Sweden||1–1||Republic of Ireland||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|18:30|| UEFA |
|Stadium: Gamla Ullevi |
Referee: Iuliana Demetrescu (Romania)
|28 June 2022 FIFA international friendly||Sweden||3–1||Brazil||Solna Municipality, Sweden|
|Stadium: Friends Arena |
Referee: Sandra Braz (Portugal)
|9 July 2022 UEFA Euro 2022 group stage||Netherlands||1–1||Sweden||Sheffield, England|
|Report||Stadium: Bramall Lane |
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)
|13 July 2022 UEFA Euro 2022 group stage||Sweden||2–1||Switzerland||Sheffield, England|
|Report||Stadium: Bramall Lane |
Referee: Marta Huerta de Aza (Spain)
|17 July 2022 UEFA Euro 2022 group stage||Sweden||5–0||Portugal||Leigh, England|
|Report||Stadium: Leigh Sports Village |
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
|22 July 2022 UEFA Euro 2022 QF||Sweden||1–0||Belgium||Leigh, England|
|Report||Stadium: Leigh Sports Village |
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
|26 July 2022 UEFA Euro 2022 SF||England||4–0||Sweden||Sheffield, England|
|20:00||Report||Stadium: Bramall Lane |
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
|6 September 2022 2023 FIFA WWC qualifier||Finland||0–5||Sweden||Tampere, Finland|
| UEFA |
|Stadium: Tampere Stadium |
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
|Head coach||Peter Gerhardsson|
|Assistant coach||Magnus Wikman|
|Goalkeeping coach||Leif Troedsson|
|Physical coach||Pontus Ekblom|
|General manager||Marika Domanski-Lyfors|
|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||71||50||11||10||176||43||19 September 2017||-|
The following players were called up for their 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification match against Finland .
Caps and goals are current as of 6 September 2022.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|12||GK||Jennifer Falk||26 April 1993||14||0||BK Häcken|
|21||GK||Zećira Mušović||26 May 1996||5||0||Chelsea|
|GK||Emma Holmgren||13 May 1997||0||0||Lyon|
|2||DF||Jonna Andersson||2 January 1993||74||3||Hammarby|
|3||DF||Linda Sembrant||15 May 1987||132||17||Juventus|
|4||DF||Hanna Glas||16 April 1993||58||1||Bayern Munich|
|5||DF||Amanda Nilden||7 August 1998||4||0||Juventus|
|6||DF||Magdalena Eriksson (third captain)||8 September 1993||90||10||Chelsea|
|7||DF||Emma Kullberg||25 September 1991||10||0||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|13||DF||Amanda Ilestedt||17 January 1993||60||7||Paris Saint-Germain|
|14||DF||Nathalie Björn||4 May 1997||52||4||Everton|
|9||MF||Kosovare Asllani (vice-captain)||29 July 1989||167||44||AC Milan|
|16||MF||Filippa Angeldahl||14 July 1997||38||10||Manchester City|
|20||MF||Hanna Bennison||16 October 2002||27||1||Everton|
|23||MF||Elin Rubensson||11 May 1993||73||3||BK Häcken|
|8||FW||Lina Hurtig||5 September 1995||49||26||Arsenal|
|11||FW||Stina Blackstenius||5 February 1996||83||28||Arsenal|
|15||FW||Rebecka Blomqvist||24 July 1997||19||3||VfL Wolfsburg|
|18||FW||Fridolina Rolfö||24 November 1993||72||24||Barcelona|
|19||FW||Johanna Rytting Kaneryd||12 February 1997||17||1||Chelsea|
|22||FW||Olivia Schough||11 March 1991||100||12||Rosengård|
|FW||Madelen Janogy||12 November 1995||27||5||Hammarby|
|FW||Filippa Curmark||2 August 1995||11||1||BK Häcken|
The following players have been named to a Sweden squad in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Hedvig Lindahl||29 April 1983||193||0||Atlético Madrid||UEFA Women's Euro 2022 June 2022|
|DF||Emma Berglund||19 December 1988||58||1||Rosengård||v. Republic of Ireland, 12 April 2022|
|DF||Julia Roddar||16 February 1992||13||0||Washington Spirit||v. Portugal, 20 February 2022|
|DF||Josefine Rybrink||19 January 1998||3||0||BK Häcken||v. Portugal, 20 February 2022|
|DF||Nilla Fischer||2 August 1984||190||23||Linköping||v. Slovakia, 30 November 2021|
|FW||Sofia Jakobsson||23 April 1990||145||23||San Diego Wave FC||UEFA Women's Euro 2022 June 2022|
|FW||Anna Anvegård||10 May 1997||25||9||Everton||v. Portugal, 20 February 2022|
|MF||Caroline Seger (captain)||19 March 1985||233||32||Rosengård||UEFA Women's Euro 2022 June 2022|
|FW||Julia Zigiotti Olme||24 December 1997||17||0||Brighton & Hove Albion||v Slovakia, 30 November 2021|
Most capped players
|FIFA Women's World Cup record||Qualification record|
|1991||China PR||Third place||3rd||6||4||0||2||18||7||6||4||2||0||13||3|
|1995||Sweden||Quarter-finals||5th||4||2||1||1||6||4||Qualified as hosts|
|2007||China PR||Group stage||10th||3||1||1||1||3||4||8||7||1||0||32||6|
|2015||Canada||Round of 16||16th||4||0||3||1||5||8||10||10||0||0||32||1|
|2023|| Australia |
|Qualified||To be determined|
|FIFA Women's World Cup history|
|1991||China PR||Group stage||17 November||United States||L 2–3||Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu|
|19 November||Japan||W 8–0||New Plaza Stadium, Foshan|
|21 November||Brazil||W 2–0||Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu|
|Quarter-finals||24 November||China||W 1–0||Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou|
|Semi-finals||27 November||Norway||L 1–4||Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu|
|Third place play-off||29 November||Germany||W 4–0||Guangdong Provincial Stadium, Guangzhou|
|1995||Sweden||Group stage||5 June||Brazil||L 0–1||Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg|
|7 June||Germany||W 3–2|
|9 June||Japan||W 2–0||Arosvallen, Västerås|
|Quarter-finals||13 June||China||D 1–1 (4–3 p)||Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg|
|1999||United States||Group stage||19 June||China||L 1–2||Spartan Stadium, San Jose|
|23 June||Australia||W 3–1||Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover|
|26 June||Ghana||W 2–0||Soldier Field, Chicago|
|Quarter-finals||30 June||Norway||L 1–3||Spartan Stadium, San Jose|
|2003||United States||Group stage||21 September||United States||L 1–3||RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.|
|25 September||North Korea||W 1–0||Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia|
|28 September||Nigeria||W 3–0||Columbus Crew Stadium, Columbus|
|Quarter-finals||1 October||Brazil||W 2–1||Gillette Stadium, Foxborough|
|Semi-finals||5 October||Canada||W 2–1||PGE Park, Portland|
|Final||12 October||Germany||L 1–2 (aet)||The Home Depot Center, Carson|
|2007||China PR||Group stage||11 September||Nigeria||D 1–1||Chengdu Sports Center, Chengdu|
|14 September||United States||L 0–2|
|18 September||North Korea||W 2–1||Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin|
|2011||Germany||Group stage||28 June||Colombia||W 1–0||BayArena, Leverkusen|
|2 July||North Korea||W 1–0||Impuls Arena, Augsburg|
|6 July||United States||W 2–1||Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg|
|Quarter-finals||10 July||Australia||W 3–1||Impuls Arena, Augsburg|
|Semi-finals||13 July||Japan||L 1–3||Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt|
|Third place play-off||16 July||France||W 2–1||Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim|
|2015||Canada||Group stage||8 June||Nigeria||D 3–3||Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg|
|12 June||United States||D 0–0|
|16 June||Australia||D 1–1||Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton|
|Round of 16||20 June||Germany||L 1–4||TD Place, Ottawa|
|2019||France||Group stage||11 June||Chile||W 2–0||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|16 June||Thailand||W 5–1||Allianz Riviera, Nice|
|20 June||United States||L 0–2||Stade Océane, Le Havre|
|Round of 16||24 June||Canada||W 1–0||Parc des Princes, Paris|
|Quarter-finals||29 June||Germany||W 2–1||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|Semi-finals||3 July||Netherlands||L 0–1 (aet)||Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu|
|Third place play-off||6 July||England||W 2–1||Allianz Riviera, Nice|
|Summer Olympics record||Qualification record|
|1996||United States||Group stage||6th||3||1||0||2||4||5||4||2||1||1||6||4|
|2024||France||To be determined||To be determined|
|UEFA Women's Championship record||Qualification record|
|1989||West Germany||Third place||3rd||2||1||0||1||3||3||6||2||3||1||11||4|
|1991||Denmark||Did not qualify||6||4||2||0||13||3|
|1997|| Norway |
|2013||Sweden||Semi-finals||3rd||5||3||1||1||13||3||Qualified as hosts|
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.
|2016||Did not enter|
The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record from 1973.
[ needs update ]
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2||2||0||0||4||0||+4|
|Republic of Ireland||8||6||2||0||24||2||+22|
|Serbia and Montenegro||2||2||0||0||9||1||+8|
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|Sweden's FIFA world rankings|
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