By News Team
Last Updated: 11th June 2021
It’s been 29 years since Sweden reached the semi-finals of the European Championships, so can this Sweden squad reach those former glories?
This will be the Sweden team’s sixth appearance in the tournament and they’ll be hoping to do better than their last three tries where they’ve failed to get out of the group stages.
We have been lucky to see some very good Swedish football players, with the best of course being the one and only Zlatan Ibrahimović. He won’t be there this time around, but they do have plenty of experience within the Sweden squad.
Ahead of this year’s European Championship, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about the Nordic country – from the Sweden squad announcement, to their upcoming fixtures, to the latest and best odds for Sweden.
Who’s in the confirmed line up for Sweden’s 2021 squad?
With the news that star man Ibrahimović was out of the tournament with injury, manager Janne Andersson has opted for experience with nine of the Sweden squad having more than 40 caps. Three of those Swedish football players are well-known to Premier League fans with Victor Lindelöf and Robin Olsen playing for Manchester United and Everton respectively, while Sebastian Larsson had spells at Birmingham, Sunderland and Hull during his time in England.
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Who do Sweden play next at the Euros?
As for the Sweden football fixtures in Euros, they have been drawn alongside Spain, Slovakia and Poland in Group E. They begin their tournament against Spain on June 14 before taking on Slovakia in St Petersburg on June 18 and their final game is against Poland at the same venue on June 23.
What are the odds that Sweden win the Euros?
Sweden are very much one of the outsiders for the tournament at 100/1. Spain and Poland look tough opponents in Group E and they’ll need good football results against both to have a chance of qualifying for the knockout stages.
They are 6/1 to win Group E, while they are 8/15 to qualify for the next round. Alexander Isak has impressed for Real Sociedad in La Liga this season with 17 goals in 34 games and he’s 11/4 to finish as the Sweden squad’s top scorer.
What’s the latest news on the Sweden football team?
As mentioned, the Sweden squad have lost their most influential player in Ibrahimović and he’ll be a big loss. They’ve also lost another mainstay in the squad in Martin Olsson who also had to withdraw because of injury.
There is plenty of experience in the squad, but will they have enough firepower up to get the results they need? Well, there’s not long to find out!