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'My decision with Zlatan is down to hours of study'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic and José Mourinho last year. Photo: AP Photo/Michel Euler

Manchester United coach José Mourinho has defended his decision to let the club's new Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic take a longer summer break than his teammates.

Adult boss 'groped girls' at Swedish kids' football cup
The Gothia Cup opening ceremony. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

UPDATED: The manager's team have been told to leave the world's largest children's football tournament in Gothenburg.

Swedish skier dies in avalanche tragedy
Matilda Rapaport in Verbier in 2013. Photo: AP Photo/Keystone/Maxime Schmid

Swedish freeskier Matilda Rapaport has died after an avalanche accident while skiing in Chile.

Life begins at 40 for this Swedish golf champion
Henrik Stenson celebrates with the Claret Jug trophy. Photo: Christer Höglund/TT

The veteran is the first Swedish men's player ever to win a golf major.

Swede Stenson surges to British Open glory
Stenson's 20-under-par total of 264 was a record low score in The Open at Royal Troon. Photo: TT

Henrik Stenson held off the challenge of Phil Mickelson to win his first major at the British Open on a breathtaking final afternoon at Royal Troon on Sunday.

Swedish golfer Stenson eyes major glory, at long last
The 40-year-old Swede has never won a major despite several near misses. Photo: TT

Henrik Stenson admits he is desperate to go out and "finish the job" as he takes a one-shot lead into the final round of the British Open at Royal Troon.

Sweden legend Larsson's son joins Olympics football squad
Henrik Larsson (left) and son Jordan (right). Photo: Björn Lindgren/TT & Pontus Lundahl/TT

Jordan Larsson, son of Sweden legend Henrik, will represent Sweden at the forthcoming Rio Olympics.

Euro 2016
Watch Icelanders cheer their Swedish hero coach
Swede Lars Lagerbäck and his team. Photo: AP Photo/Brynjar Gunnarsson

Swedish coach Lars Lagerbäck and his Icelandic footballers received a hero's welcome on returning home, with probably the best version of the Icelandic epic Viking war chant yet.

Euro 2016
Why this Swede is now a legend in Iceland
Iceland's Swedish manager Lars Lagerbäck. Photo: Ciaran Fahey/AP/TT

Lars Lagerbäck will leave a significant legacy behind him in Iceland after his feats at Euro 2016.

Zlatan reunited with Mourinho at Manchester United
Ibrahimovic - who left French champions Paris Saint Germain at the end of last season - is reunited with Mourinho, under whom he played at Inter Milan. Photo: TT

Can the Swedish superstar recapture the swagger that eluded him at Euro 2016?

Euro 2016
How Iceland made Swedes 'proud to be Nordic'
Fans react in Reykjavic after Iceland defeat England. Photo: Brynjar Gunnarsson

Sweden failed to make it past the group stages at Euro 2016. The fans needed a new team, and now they've got one.

Five facts on Manchester United-bound Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic is on his way to Old Trafford. Here's everything you need to know. Photo: Anders Wiklund/TT

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally confirmed his next choice of club. Here are five facts on the Swedish striker after he announced he is signing for Manchester United on Thursday.

Ibrahimovic confirms Manchester United move
Ibrahimovic playing for Sweden at Euro 2016. Photo: Thanassis Stavrakis/TT

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put months of speculation over his future to an end by confirming that he will join Manchester United.

Two jailed for match-fixing in Swedish football
Photo: Björn Lindgren/TT

A Swedish appeals court has jailed two football players and handed suspended sentences to four others for their involvement in a match-fixing scandal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: I made Sweden 'my country'
It's farewell from Zlatan in a Sweden shirt. Photo: Claude Paris/AP/TT

Sweden's record goalscorer looked back emotionally on his time with the national team after making his final international appearance in a 1-0 defeat to Belgium.

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