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European Under-21 Championship
Sweden celebrates first Euro U21 title victory
Players jump Sweden's goalkeeper Patrik Carlgren after he catches the decisive penalty. Photo: TT

Sweden celebrates first Euro U21 title victory

UPDATED: Sweden was still celebrating on Wednesday after a nail biting penalty shoot-out led the country to victory over Portugal and their first European Under-21 title in history. READ  

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Thousands welcome home Sweden’s heroes

Thousands welcome home Sweden’s heroes

Stockholm’s Kungsträdgården park was packed with tens of thousands of Swedish football fans on Wednesday afternoon as they welcomed the country’s Under-21 team home after their historic European Championship win in Prague. READ  

British sailor on verge of Gothenburg double
British sailor Ian Walker. Photo: TT

British sailor on verge of Gothenburg double

Briton Ian Walker aims to complete a rare Volvo Ocean Race double on Saturday as the biggest yachting race in the world finally reaches its climax in the Swedish port of Gothenburg. READ  

Swedish star's kickabout with young fan goes viral
Sweden's striker John Guidetti. Photo: Björn Lindgren/TT

Swedish star's kickabout with young fan goes viral

A sweet story about how a big-hearted Swedish national football star made an eight-year-old fan's day has gone viral in Sweden. READ  

Women's World Cup
Germany oust Sweden from FIFA World Cup
Sweden's Nilla Fischer tries to block Germany's Anja Mittag (R) during Germany's 4-1 win. Photo: Carmen Jaspersen / picture alliance / dpa

Germany oust Sweden from FIFA World Cup

Top ranked Germany advanced to the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup on Saturday with a confident 4-1 victory over Sweden. READ  

Sweden hangs by thread after draw with Aussies
Australia's Emily van Egmond and Sweden's Lisa Dahlkvist vie for the ball. Photo: Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP

Sweden hangs by thread after draw with Aussies

Sweden could still advance to the next round despite drawing with Australia in their third match in the Fifa Women's World Cup late on Tuesday. READ  

Zlatan double scores Sweden Euro 2016 win
Sweden's footballers celebrating on Sunday. Photo:TT

Zlatan double scores Sweden Euro 2016 win

Sweden's male footballers won 3-1 at home to Montenegro on Sunday as they continued their bid to secure a place in the Euro 2016 tournament. READ  

Sweden's Zlatan denies move to Italian side
Zlatan at a press conference in Stockholm on Friday. Photo: TT

Sweden's Zlatan denies move to Italian side

Top Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic dismissed rumours on Friday linking him with a move from his club side Paris Saint-Germain to Italian team AC Milan. READ  

Women's Football World Cup
Draw for Sweden as World Cup kicks off
Sweden's Nilla Fischer (5) celebrates with her team after scoring against Nigeria in the first half. Photo: TT

Draw for Sweden as World Cup kicks off

African champions Nigeria fought back from two goals down to hold Sweden 3-3 in their first Women's World Cup Group D clash in Canada on Monday night. READ  

Zlatan shunned in best Nordic footballer vote
A pensive looking Zlatan training in Oslo. Photo: TT

Zlatan shunned in best Nordic footballer vote

Sweden's top goal scorer of all time, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, missed out on an award for Scandinavia's best footballer in history, as his national side prepared to take on Norway on Monday night. READ  

Women's Football World Cup
Five reasons you've got to back Sweden's women
Some of Sweden's national team with coach Pia Sundhage. Photo: TT

Five reasons you've got to back Sweden's women

The Fifa women's football World Cup has kicked off in Canada Here are five reasons The Local reckons you should clap for Sweden. READ  

Swedes want 'equal' World Cup (for women)
Some of Sweden's national team with coach Pia Sundhage. Photo: TT

Swedes want 'equal' World Cup (for women)

UPDATED: Swedish TV channel TV4 plans to describe the upcoming global women's football contest in Canada as the 'World Cup', as part of efforts to promote equality in the sport, but Fifa has said it will be in breach of contract unless it uses its full title the 'Fifa Women's World Cup'. READ  

Are Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Swedish memoirs fake?
Sweden's controversial football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Are Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Swedish memoirs fake?

Football fans all over Europe were sent into a mad social media frenzy on Wednesday after the ghost writer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's autobiography let slip that none of the quotes in the book came from the Swedish footballer himself. READ  

Sweden ladies red-faced over infectious 'clap' tag
The Swedish women's national football team. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Sweden ladies red-faced over infectious 'clap' tag

Swedish is a peculiar language, and translating expressions into English can be tricky, as most expats know. The women's national football team got a taste of this on Tuesday, when their international slogan inadvertently encouraged fans to spread gonorrhoea around Sweden. READ  

Sweden crash out of Ice Hockey World Cup
Russia's goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovski struggles for the puck with Sweden's Elias Lindholm, left, and Jimmie Ericsson, right, during the Ice Hockey World Championships quarter final match between Sweden

Sweden crash out of Ice Hockey World Cup

Sweden suffered a heartbreaking 5-3 defeat to Russia at the quarter-final stage of the world championships in the Czech Republic after staging a courageous fightback. READ  

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