Nickname: Blue-yellow (blue and yellow)
Ladies’ EURO best: Winner (1984)
Ladies’ European Championships 2017: Quarterfinals
Why can Sweden win the Women’s European Championship 2022?
Because they have a very strong squad with a good balance between youth and experience. Sweden has some of the strongest players in the tournament, but above all they have a very unified team. They are a tight group and mentally ready to tackle all obstacles together.
Who are in Sweden’s final squad?
Goalkeepers: Jennifer Falk (Häcken), Hedvig Lindahl (free agent), Zecira Musovic (Chelsea)
Defender: Jonna Andersson (Hammarby), Nathalie Björn (Everton), Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea), Hanna Glas (Bayern), Amanda Ilestedt (Paris Saint-Germain), Emma Kullberg (Brighton), Amanda Nildén (Juventus), Linda Sembrant (Juventus) ))
Midfielder: Filippa Angeldahl (Man. City), Hanna Bennison (Everton), Sofia Jakobsson (San Diego Wave), Elin Rubensson (Häcken), Johanna Rytting Kaneryd (Häcken), Caroline Seger (Rosengård)
Forward: Kosovar Asllani (Real Madrid), Stina Blackstenius (Arsenal), Rebecka Blomqvist (Wolfsburg), Fridolina Rolfö (Barcelona), Lina Hurtig (Juventus), Olivia Schough (Rosengård)
Who is the Sweden coach?
Peter Gerhardsson. Appointed Sweden’s women’s coach in 2017, the former top player and Häcken’s men’s manager hopes that his team will improve its 2019 FIFA World Cup bronze and 2021 Olympic silver.
Who is Sweden’s captain?
Caroline Seger. How experienced a team captain can be, she has amassed more internationals than any other player in Europe – 229 on her way into June. This will be her 13th major tournament representing Sweden and after several podium finishes she will be hungry to finally lift a trophy for her nation.
My favorite European Championship memory for women
2013 edition in Sweden – not a specific moment but the tournament as a whole. Watching matches in crowded arenas and fan zones was special, with a festive atmosphere throughout the country. It was the first time I experienced something similar in women’s football.
Did you know?
Seger’s surname in Swedish means ‘Seger’ and is a traditional soldier’s name. Historically, Swedish soldiers received new family names when they enlisted and these often followed certain conventions, such as personal characteristics or names of animals. The Swedish captain’s ancestor undoubtedly shared her taste for winning.