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World Cup Sweden Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Sweden Preview, Predictions, Players and Stats

Sweden made a big surprise and enter the 2018 World Cup. They had just stunned Italy in the play-offs to qualify for their first World Cup after 12 years. Here's everything you need to know about the team:

Sweden have played without Ibrahimovic and they are here, in Russia, to fight on the biggest football tournament. They have young and talented players and all of them are highly motivated for the World Cup. If The Swedes can get three points in the opening round against South Korea, anything can happen in Group F. Germany and Mexico are closer to reach Round of 16, especially Germany, but for sure Sweden will fight and do their best to finish group stage on the second spot.

FIFA Ranking: 23

Sweden World Cup 2018

Sweden Coach

JANNE ANDERSSON - He took charge of Sweden in the wake of EURO 2016

Sweden Players

It is provisional squad and will be reduced to 23 players for the World Cup.

GOALKEPERS:
Robin Olsen (Copenhagen), Karl-Johan Johnsson (Guingamp), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea)

DEFENDERS:
Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Victor Lindelof (Manchester United), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar), Martin Olsson (Swansea), Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen), Filip Helander, Emil Krafth (both Bologna), Pontus Jansson (Leeds United)

MIDFIELDERS:
Sebastian Larsson (Hull), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders), Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa), Viktor Claesson (Krasnodar), Marcus Rohden (Crotone), Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse)

FORWARDS:
Marcus Berg (Al Ain), John Guidetti (Alaves), Ola Toivonen (Toulouse), Isaac Kiese Thelin (Waasland-Beveren)

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Sweden Stats

Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)

Sweden
FORM(WON-DRAW-LOSS)3-4-3
GOALS SCORED12
SHOTS ON TARGET35
SHOTS OFF TARGET40
GOALS CONCEDED6
TOTAL GOALS18
OVER 1.5 GOALS4
OVER 2.5 GOALS2
OVER 3.5 GOALS1
UNDER 1.5 GOALS6
UNDER 2.5 GOALS8
BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE2
CLEAN SHEETS6
CORNERS37
FOULS128
YELLOWS12
REDS0
OFFSIDES10

Sweden World Cup History

World Cup appearances: 11
Semifinals: 4
Best finish: 2nd place on World Cup 1958
Last World Cup: 2006

Sweden World Cup 2018 Matches

June 18 - Sweden vs. South Korea
June 23 - Sweden vs. Germany
June 27 - Sweden vs. Mexico

Sweden Prediction and Expectations on World Cup 2018

A duel between Mexico and Sweden could play a vital role in determining who secures the second Round of 16 spot. But first Sweden will play against South Korea and Germany. Match against South Korea will be must win for them if want to reach Round of 16 and they will play aggressive football from the first minute. So if they succeed to win in first round, then they will have big job to do in match with Mexico.

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