|Nickname(s)||Blågult (The Blueyellow)|
|Association||Swedish Football Association|
|Head coach||Peter Gerhardsson|
|Most caps||Therese Sjögran (214)|
|Top scorer||Lotta Schelin (85)|
|Home stadium||Gamla Ullevi|
|Current|| 9 |
|Highest||3 (June 2007)|
|Lowest||11 (June 2018)|
(Mariehamn, Finland; 25 August 1973)
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 23 June 2010)
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 06 August 2016)
|Appearances||8 (first in 1991 )|
|Best result||Runners-up (2003)|
|Appearances||10 (first in 1984 )|
|Best result||Champions (1984)|
Sweden women's national football team (Swedish : Damlandslaget) 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, seven World Cups, as well as nine European Championships. Sweden won the bronze medal at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden, and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Both Norwegian and Danish are generally easier for Swedish speakers to read than to listen to because of difference in accent and tone when speaking. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages.
1984 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.
The 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, the fourth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in the United States and won by Germany. They won their first women's world title and became the first country to win both men's and women's World Cup. The men's team had won the World Cup three times at the time.
The 2003 World Cup-final 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 Therese Sjögran, with 214. The team was coached by Thomas Dennerby from 2005 to 2012, and the current trainer is Pia Sundhage, who joined in September '12 after most recently winning the Olympic gold medal in London with the United States. Sundhage's contract goes into effect in December 2012.
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.
Hanna Carolina Ljungberg is a Swedish former football player, who played the position of forward. She played for the club side Umeå IK and for the Swedish national football team. She debuted for Sweden, at age 17, on February 6, 1996 where Sweden won 8-0 against Spain.
The Germany women's national football team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).
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 Denmark women's national football team represents Denmark in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU).
Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and several other cities in the People's Republic of China from 6 to 23 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23 teams to participate. Men's teams were allowed to augment their squad with three players over the age of 23.
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.
Sveriges Television AB, Sweden's Television, is the Swedish national public television broadcaster, funded by a public service tax on personal income set by the Riksdag. Prior to 2019, SVT is funded by a television licence fee payable by all owners of television sets. The Swedish public broadcasting system is largely modeled after the system used in the United Kingdom, and Sveriges Television shares many traits with its British counterpart, the BBC.
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-final||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|
|Olympic Games Football Tournament record||Olympic Games qualification record|
|To be determined|
|To be determined|
|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, nicknamed the Mini FIFA Women's World Cup, is a global 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.
The Portuguese Football Federation is the governing body of football in Portugal. It organises the Campeonato de Portugal, the Taça de Portugal, the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, youth levels, women's football, beach soccer, futsal, and also the men's and the women's national football teams. Formed in 1914, it is based in the city of Oeiras.
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. It is 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.
Association football 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 in 1996.
The following table shows Sweden's all-time international record, from 1973 to 2016.
|21 January 2018Friendly|| South Africa ||0–3||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Report|| Mbane |
|Stadium: Green Point Stadium |
Referee: Nteboheleng Setoko (Lesotho)
|28 February 2018 2018 Algarve Cup GS|| Canada ||1–3||Parchal, Portugal|
|19:00 WET||Report||Stadium: Bela Vista Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Ledya Tafesse (Ethiopia)
|2 March 2018 2018 Algarve Cup GS|| Sweden ||1–1||Parchal, Portugal|
|19:00 WET||Report||Stadium: Bela Vista Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)
|5 March 2018 2018 Algarve Cup GS|| Sweden ||3–0||Parchal, Portugal|
|15:00 WET||Report||Stadium: Bela Vista Municipal Stadium|
Referee: Marianela Araya (Costa Rica)
|7 March 2018 2018 Algarve Cup Final|| Netherlands ||Cancelled||Parchal, Portugal|
|18:30 WET||Report||Stadium: Bela Vista Municipal Stadium|
|Note: The final game was called off due to heavy rain and adverse weather conditions, as a result, the Algarve Cup was awarded to both teams.|
|5 April 2018 2019 FIFA WWC qualifying|| Hungary ||1–4||Szombathely, Hungary|
|18:00 CEST||Report||Stadium: Haladás Sportkomplexum |
Referee: Viola Raudziņa (Latvia)
|7 June 2018 2019 FIFA WWC qualifying|| Sweden ||4–0||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|18:45||Stadium: Gamla Ullevi |
Referee: Marta Frias Acedo (Spain)
|12 June 2018 2019 FIFA WWC qualifying|| Ukraine ||1–0||Lviv, Ukraine|
|18:00||Stadium: Arena Lviv |
|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)
|16 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|| Sweden ||v||Nice, France|
|18:00||Stadium: Allianz Riviera|
The following players have been selected for the a friendly vs.
Head coach: Peter Gerhardsson
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Hedvig Lindahl||29 April 1983||152||0|
|GK||Cajsa Andersson||19 January 1993||0||0|
|21||GK||Zećira Mušović||26 May 1996||2||0|
|2||DF||Jonna Andersson||2 January 1993||34||0|
|3||DF||Linda Sembrant||15 May 1987||102||8|
|4||DF||Hanna Glas||17 September 1992||16||0|
|6||DF||Magdalena Eriksson||8 September 1993||41||5|
|13||DF||Amanda Ilestedt||17 January 1993||18||2|
|16||DF||Mia Carlsson||12 March 1990||9||0|
|DF||Nathalie Björn||4 May 1997||3||0|
|DF||Jessica Samuelsson||30 January 1992||55||0|
|9||MF||Kosovare Asllani||29 July 1989||120||31|
|14||MF||Hanna Folkesson||15 June 1988||43||1|
|17||MF||Caroline Seger (captain)||19 March 1985||186||26|
|23||MF||Elin Rubensson||11 May 1993||58||2|
|MF||Julia Roddar||16 February 1992||4||0|
|MF||Anna Anvegård||10 May 1997||3||0|
|MF||Lina Hurtig||15 September 1995||11||3|
|MF||Julia Spetsmark||30 June 1989||4||0|
|10||FW||Sofia Jakobsson||23 April 1990||93||15|
|11||FW||Stina Blackstenius||5 February 1996||40||10|
|18||FW||Fridolina Rolfö||24 November 1993||32||8|
|22||FW||Olivia Schough||11 March 1991||66||9|
|FW||Julia Karlenäs||6 October 1993||2||0|
The following players have been named to a squad in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Emma Holmgren||13 May 1997||0||0||v. |
|GK||Hilda Carlén||13 August 1991||9||0||2018 Algarve Cup|
|DF||Nilla Fischer||2 August 1984||165||23||2018 Algarve Cup PRE|
|DF||Emma Berglund||19 December 1988||54||1||v. |
|DF||Anna Oscarsson||23 June 1996||3||0||2018 Algarve Cup|
|MF||Petra Andersson||23 October 1993||1||0||v. |
|MF||Johanna Rytting Kaneryd||12 February 1997||0||0||v. |
|MF||Tove Almqvist||5 January 1996||0||0||v. |
|MF||Amanda Edgren||24 August 1993||5||0||2018 Algarve Cup|
|MF||Sandra Adolfsson||13 June 1987||3||0||2018 Algarve Cup|
|MF||Filippa Angeldal||14 July 1997||2||1||2018 Algarve Cup|
|FW||Marija Banušić||17 September 1995||2||0||v. |
|FW||Loreta Kullashi||20 May 1999||4||2||2018 Algarve Cup|
|FW||Mimmi Larsson||9 April 1994||11||2||2018 Algarve Cup|
|#||Player||Sweden career||Goals||Caps||Goals per game|
Pia Mariane Sundhage is a Swedish former professional football player who played most of her career as a forward, but had stints as a midfielder as well as a sweeper. Sundhage was the head coach of the United States women's national team from 2008 to 2012; during which her team won two Olympic gold medals and finished second at the World Cup. Sundhage was the 2012 FIFA World Coach of the Year. She became head coach of the Sweden women's national football team on 1 December 2012. Sundhage can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013.
Sara Caroline Seger is a Swedish footballer who plays as a midfielder for the Sweden women's national football team and FC Rosengård of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. She serves as co-captain for the Swedish national team alongside Lotta Schelin. Seger, who is from Helsingborg, played for Linköpings FC for five seasons from 2005 until 2009. In 2011, she returned to Sweden with LdB FC Malmö after spending two seasons in the American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) with Philadelphia Independence and Western New York Flash. Ahead of the 2012 season she signed a two-year contract with Tyresö FF, moving to France in 2014 to play for Paris Saint-Germain. Seger won the Diamantbollen in 2009, which is awarded annually to the best Swedish women's soccer player.
The Netherlands women's national football team is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a member of UEFA and FIFA.
Kerstin Ingrid Therese Sjögran is a Swedish former footballer who played as a midfielder for Damallsvenskan club FC Rosengård and the Sweden women's national football team. Nicknamed Terre, Sjögran made her first Damallsvenskan appearances for Kristianstad/Wä DFF. She joined Malmö FF Dam in 2001 and remained with the club through its different guises as LdB FC and FC Rosengård. Sjögran spent the 2011 season with American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) club Sky Blue FC.
Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens is a Dutch footballer who plays for FC Barcelona in the Primera División and the Netherlands national team. She plays as a midfielder and a forward. In October 2017, she was named The Best FIFA Women's Player.
Siri Worm is a Dutch football defender who plays for FA WSL club Everton and the senior Netherlands women's national football team.
Olivia Alma Charlotta Schough is a Swedish football midfielder who plays for the Damallsvenskan club Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC and the Sweden National Team.
Merel Didi van Dongen is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder who plays for Spanish club Real Betis and the Netherlands women's national team.
Desiree van Lunteren is a Dutch footballer. She plays as a midfielder for SC Freiburg and the Netherlands national team.
Sari van Veenendaal is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Arsenal and the Dutch national team. With the Netherlands, Van Veenendaal was part of the 2017 squad who won their first European Championship.
Kika van Es is a Dutch football defender who plays for Ajax in the Eredivisie.
Stefanie van der Gragt is a Dutch footballer. She plays as a defender for FC Barcelona and the Netherlands national team where she represented the country at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Dominique Johanna Anna Bloodworth is a Dutch footballer who plays for Arsenal and for the Netherlands women's national football team.
Jill Jamie Roord is a Dutch football midfielder who plays for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and for the Dutch national team. She won Dutch national titles on multiple occasions.
Michaela Wilhelmina Alida "Sheila" van den Bulk is a Dutch football midfielder who currently plays for Djurgårdens IF. She has played Eredivise football for ADO Den Haag.
Lineth Beerensteyn is a Dutch football forward who plays for Bayern Munich, having previously played for FC Twente.
Ellen Jansen is a Dutch female international footballer who plays for Ajax.
Kelly Zeeman is a Dutch footballer. She plays as a defensive midfielder or centre back for Ajax and the Netherlands national team.
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