Sweden face Holland, Hungary and neighbours Finland in a Euro 2012 qualification group that gives Erik Hamrén's side a chance to settle old scores.
Two Swedish military officers and a local interpreter were killed on Sunday when their unit came under fire west of Mazar-e Sharif in Afghanistan.
Swedish national elections are still months away. But political parties are already vaunting enticing proposals to woo voters.
A Coast Guard search has failed to find a container housing environmentally dangerous substances that slipped off a Finnish ship south of the Baltic Sea island of Gotland off the Swedish east coast on Saturday.
Following a vigorous citizen protest, an historic hotel in Sweden’s oldest town has been denied permission to expand. Sigtuna Stads Hotell in the thousand-year town of Sigtuna must content itself with just 26 rooms.
Swedish citizens have fared badly compared to other developed nations during the deepest depression since the 1930s.
Winter should not come as a surprise in Sweden. But it did – after many mild seasons.