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Sweden
Association Svenska Fotbollförbundet
Confederation UEFA
FIFA code SWE
FIFA ranking 6
Highest FIFA ranking 6 (1928, 1950-)
Lowest FIFA ranking 13 (1938)
First international
Flag of Norway Norway 8–0 Flag of Sweden Sweden
(London, Great Britain; 20 October 1908)
FIFA World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1910)
Best result Champions (1950)


Olympic medal record
Men's Football
Bronze medal blank 1920 Antwerp Team
Gold medal blank 1948 London Team

The Sweden national football team represents Sweden is international association football. It is controlled by the Svenska Fotbollförbundet.

Sweden became the 7th team to win the FIFA World Cup after they defeated the Great Britain at their home tournament with the final score being 2-1 to become only the second team to win at home.

History

Early history

The Swedish national football team first match was up against Norway in the first round of the 1908 Summer Olympics. In a disappointing match, they would lose 8-0 to be bundled out in the first round. The next major tournament for the team was the 1910 FIFA World Cup held in Austria and much like the Olympics, they would be knocked out in the opening round, this time it was to the Netherlands by a score of 3-1. Karl Gustafsson scoring the first goal for Sweden in an international tournament.

After recording their first victory in international football at the Nordic Football Championship they would take out their first title in the 1912 edition of the Nordic Football Championship when they defeated Finland and Norway by six goals. This form wouldn't carry into the Olympic competition when they lost 4-0 in the first round by the Russian Empire.

FIFA World Cup

     Gold       Silver       Bronze  

FIFA World Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA
France 1906 Did Not Participate
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy 1910 Round 1 12th 1 0 0 1 1 3
England 1914 Group Stage 11th 3 1 0 2 6 6

Netherlands 1922

Quarter Finalist 8th 1 0 0 1 0 1
Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931) 1926 Group Stage 13th 3 0 2 1 3 6
Uruguay 1930 Quarter Finalist 6th 4 2 1 1 5 2
Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned 1934 Quarter Finalist 6th 4 2 1 1 6 7
Flag of Argentina 1938 Did Not Qualify
Sweden 1950 Champions 1st 7 5 2 0 17 5
Total Champions 7/9 23 10 6 7 38 30

External Links

Template:Sweden (AEWCF)

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