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Sweden


Federation founded: 1904
FIFA member since: 1904
Confederation: UEFA
Colours: Yellow and blue
Nicknames: Blågult (blue and yellow)
World Cups qualified for: 11 (of 20)
Best results: Runners-up 1958

WORLD CUP RANKING
P 46 W 16 D 13 L 17 GF 74 GA 69 Pts 61
Sweden are 10th on the all-time table.

WORLD CUP SUMMARY
1930 Did not enter
1934 Quarterfinal 8 Squad Qualifiers
1938 Semifinal 4 Squad Qualifiers
1950 Final group 3 Squad Qualifiers
1954 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1958 Runners-up 2 Squad Hosts
1962 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1966 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1970 First round 9 Squad Qualifiers
1974 Second phase 5 Squad Qualifiers
1978 First round 13 Squad Qualifiers
1982 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1986 Did not qualify Qualifiers
1990 First round 21 Squad Qualifiers
1994 Semifinal 3 Squad Qualifiers
1998 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2002 Round of 16 13 Squad Qualifiers
2006 Round of 16 14 Squad Qualifiers
2010 Did not qualify Qualifiers
2014 Did not qualify Qualifiers

TEAM RECORDS
Champions -
Finalists 1958
Semifinalists (or top 4) 1938, 1950, 1994
Quarterfinalists (or top 8) 1934, 1974
Biggest win 8-0 vs Cuba 1938
Biggest loss 1-7 vs Brazil 1950
Most wins in a row 3
Most losses in a row 5
Longest unbeaten run 6
Longest run without win 7
Longest run qualifying 3 (1934-50) & (1970-78)
Longest run not qualifying 2
Penalty shoot-outs 1 win, 0 loss
SWE vs Europe W8 - D6 - L9
SWE vs South America W4 - D4 - L6
SWE vs Asia W1 - D1 - L0
SWE vs Africa W1 - D1 - L1
SWE vs N/C America W2 - D1 - L1

MOST WORLD CUP APPEARANCES
Henrik Larsson 13 1994-06
Bo Larsson 11 1970-78
Kalle Svensson 11 1950-58
Tomas Brolin 10 1990-94
Ronnie Hellström 10 1970-78
Klas Ingesson 10 1990-94
Roland Nilsson 10 1990-94
Björn Nordqvist 10 1970-78
Thomas Ravelli 10 1990-94

MOST WORLD CUP GOALS
Kennet Andersson 5 1994
Henrik Larsson 5 1994-06
Tomas Brolin 4 1990-94
Martin Dahlin 4 1994
Ralf Edström 4 1974-78
Kurt Hamrin 4 1958
Agne Simonsson 4 1958


 

YEAR RD OPPONENTS RESULT 1934 1R Argentina W 3-2 QF Germany L 1-2 1938 1R (walkover - Austria withdrew) QF Cuba W 8-0 SF Hungary L 1-5 3/4 Brazil L 2-4 1950 1R Italy W 3-2 1R Paraguay D 2-2 FG Brazil L 1-7 FG Uruguay L 2-3 FG Spain W 3-1 1958 1R Mexico W 3-0 1R Hungary W 2-1 1R Wales D 0-0 QF Soviet Union W 2-0 SF West Germany W 3-1 F Brazil L 2-5 1970 1R Italy L 0-1 1R Israel D 1-1 1R Uruguay W 1-0 1974 1R Bulgaria D 0-0 1R Netherlands D 0-0 1R Uruguay W 3-0 2Ph Poland L 0-1 2Ph West Germany L 2-4 2Ph Yugoslavia W 2-1 1978 1R Brazil D 1-1 1R Austria L 0-1 1R Spain L 0-1 1990 1R Brazil L 1-2 1R Scotland L 1-2 1R Costa Rica L 1-2 1994 1R Cameroon D 2-2 1R Russia W 3-1 1R Brazil D 1-1 2R Saudi Arabia W 3-1 QF Romania [5-4 ap] D 2-2 SF Brazil L 0-1 F Bulgaria W 4-0 2002 1R England D 1-1 1R Nigeria W 2-1 1R Argentina D 1-1 2R Senegal [gg] L 1-2 2006 1R Trinidad & Tobago D 0-0 1R Paraguay W 1-0 1R England D 2-2 2R Germany L 0-2



 

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