Tag Archives: Sweden Women’s National Team

Balls and Boots and Bangers and … Golden Tweets?

21 Jul

I’m late bringing you this as I was waiting for a Women’s World Cup all-star team to be announced first. One hasn’t been and likely won’t be. I guess FIFA just wasn’t interested in doing this anymore. Oh well. At least we still have the individual awards to celebrate and debate. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Sofia Jakobsson

6 Jul

(Photo by Ben Radford – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Forward Sofia has represented Sweden at the senior level since 2011 and has over 101 caps. She currently plays for Montpellier.


European Champions Make it to the World Cup Final; Sweden to Play England in the 3rd Place Match

5 Jul

It took nearly 100 minutes but the Netherlands have made it to their first World Cup Final. Considered the dark horse of the tournament, the Netherlands have demanded patience from their large group of traveling fans as they tend to wait until the last minute to finish out their matches. But patience is a virtue and the Oranje will meet the United States on Sunday for the final. Continue reading

Sweden get revenge on Germany, book a spot in the semi-finals

3 Jul

What. Happened. Here? I mean, I know what happened but what happened. I’ve followed Sweden throughout this whole tournament this far and I’m still a bit stunned by what transpired. Twenty-four years of never winning v Germany and Sweden pull off a decisive victory in the quarter-finals of a World Cup. RESPECT. Continue reading

The Daily Drool: Kosovare Asllani

2 Jul

Forward Kosovare has represented Sweden at the senior level since 2008 and has been capped over 126 times. She currently plays for Linköpings FC.

Brilliant penalty save sees Sweden advance past Canada to reach the quarter-finals

28 Jun

Let’s get the question people have been asking me out of the way: no, I’m not heartbroken Canada lost. We’re a footballing country where we practically need an act of legislation to score more than one goal in a match. Such an act would have been useful today to just get one. But I can’t be heartbroken about the match loss; the rational is overruling the romantic in this consideration. Continue reading

The Daily Drool – WWC 2019 Group F – Caroline Seger

27 Jun

Midfielder Caroline has represented Sweden at the U17, U19 and senior levels, the latter of which she now captains. She currently plays for Rosengård.

US retain top spot in Group F with Sweden the runner-up

21 Jun

Perhaps impressed by all the rotation chatter from their last match, the US went and rotated again fielding almost the same team from their first match v Thailand but with significantly less excitement. Sweden rotated a bunch of players too. In fact, you could say the US brought out their A-team while Sweden fielded their B+ team. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh, yes I went there. Continue reading

Sweden sputters while Thailand redeems

16 Jun

Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – Group F – Sweden v Thailand – Stade de Nice, Nice, France – June 16, 2019 Sweden’s Olivia Schough in action with Thailand’s Natthakarn Chinwong REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

This Sunday match-up was to be about both Sweden and Thailand showing me what they can do. Turns out, only Thailand could do it (and in spades!) as Sweden basically showed the same as before. Perhaps even a little less. Maybe I’m searching for a quality that is no longer part of the Swedish team and disappointing myself in the process? I don’t know for sure. What I do know is Thailand can bring it! Continue reading

Sweden leaves it late and spoils Chile’s World Cup debut

13 Jun

Soccer Football – Women’s World Cup – Group F – Chile v Sweden – Roazhon Park, Rennes, France – June 11, 2019 Players walk off the pitch after the match is stopped due to weather REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Welcome La Roja Femeninato to the Women’s World Cup! I love seeing emerging teams hit the international stage. I also love seeing top calibre players in domestic leagues get a bow at this level so people can go, “hey, they’re good” and then they search them out and (hopefully) become fans and buy tickets to their matches. Christiane Endler, anyone? Continue reading