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Top Brazilian football star signs for Malmö club
Marta celebrates after scoring in the 2014 Uefa Champions League Women's Final. Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Top Brazilian football star signs for Malmö club

Brazilian superstar Marta will be donning the colours of FC Rosengård this season with the Swedish club hoping the investment will keep them at the top of the women's game. READ  

Germany's Barthel wins Swedish Open
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Germany's Barthel wins Swedish Open

Germany Mona Barthel claimed the Swedish Open title on Sunday with a a 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) win over South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers, her third career title. READ  

Gender roles 'entrenched' in Swedish football
Swedish national team coach Pia Sundhage. Photo: TT

Gender roles 'entrenched' in Swedish football

Swedish football coach Pia Sundhage has spoken out, the coaches concerned are under review and gender experts have warned that prejudice remains after two young players were accused of being boys. READ  

Youth football coach held over stabbing
The Gothia Cup 2014 opening ceremony. Photo: TT

Youth football coach held over stabbing

The 21-year-old coach of a boys football team competing in the Gothia Cup tournament in Gothenburg has been arrested on suspicion on suspicion of stabbing a person following a brawl with local youth. READ  

Young girl footballers accused of 'being boys'
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Young girl footballers accused of 'being boys'

Two 11-year-old girls playing for one of the winning teams at a beach football tournament in Åhus, southern Sweden, were hazed by the home team after accusations of being boys in disguise. READ  

Zlatan fails to sell mansion one year on

Zlatan fails to sell mansion one year on

The Swedish superstar has failed to sell his giant house in Malmö after more than a year on the market, with no one willing to pay the 30 million kronor ($4.3m) plus price mooted. READ  

Edberg renews Becker Wimbledon rivalry
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Edberg renews Becker Wimbledon rivalry

Swedish former tennis player Stefan Edberg will renew his rivalry with German Boris Becker at Wimbledon on Sunday, 24 years after their last clash and this time as coach to Swiss legend Roger Federer. READ  

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'I'm a football coach, who cares if I'm gay?'
Pia Sundhage. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

'I'm a football coach, who cares if I'm gay?'

Swedish football coach Pia Sundhage chats to the The Local's Natalia Brzezinski about being openly gay in the sports community, and how Swedish women can learn from American women when it comes to sports. READ  

Swedish football fan wins big after Suarez bite
Suarez post bite. Photo: AP

Swedish football fan wins big after Suarez bite

A Swedish football fan pocketed some cool winnings to the tune of 14,000 kronor ($2,080) after betting that Uruguay striker Luis Suarez would take a bite out of someone at the World Cup in Brazil. READ  

Sweden's Peter Forsberg enters NHL hall of fame
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Sweden's Peter Forsberg enters NHL hall of fame

Swedish ice hockey player Peter Forsberg has been announced as the third Swede ever to join the Hockey Hall of Fame. READ  

Man jailed after killing Stockholm football fan
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Man jailed after killing Stockholm football fan

A man was sentenced to eight months in jail after he delivered a fatal blow to a football fan in southern Sweden in March. READ  

Sweden's Lundberg wins Austrian Open
Mikael Lundberg in action. Photo: AP

Sweden's Lundberg wins Austrian Open

Sweden's Mikael Lundberg snatched victory in the Austrian Open on Sunday with a brilliant birdie to win a play-off with local favourite Bernd Wiesberger. READ  

Stateless 'World Cup' kicks off in Sweden
Per-Anders Blind, head of the Confederation of Independent Football (CONIFA). Photo: TT

Stateless 'World Cup' kicks off in Sweden

Some 12 teams representing stateless people, regions seeking autonomy and other non-FIFA affiliated teams have gathered in Östersund in northern Sweden to compete in the Conifa World Cup. READ  

Sweden's Åre chosen to host 2019 ski worlds
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Sweden's Åre chosen to host 2019 ski worlds

The International Ski Federation (FIS) announced Thursday that the Swedish resort of Åre will host the 2019 World Alpine Ski Championships. READ  

Lundqvist shines as Rangers reach NHL final
Henrik Lundqvist in action for the New York Rangers. Photo: AP

Lundqvist shines as Rangers reach NHL final

Swedish ice-hockey ace Henrik Lundqvist had an 18-save shutout as the New York Rangers advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in 20 years on Thursday with a 1-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens. READ  

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