Sweden comes to the European Championship with a history that does not support them to dream. The Swedish national team only passed the group stage once in the last five Euros and the Ibrahimovic’s absence it does not invite optimism. However, with coach Andersson at the helm since 2016, the bloc has become a solid team that will fight to at least match their best appearance: the semi-finals in 1992.
They will debut against Spain, which will be a turning point to start the tournament. They will measure the pulse of themselves and the renewed selection of Luis Enrique. Despite the aforementioned absence of Ibra due to injury, Sweden has renowned men like Lindelof on defense or Forsberg on the left. They are part of Group E, along with Red, Poland and Slovakia.
One of Sweden’s great strengths is its defensive strength, with Manchester United center-back Victor Lindelof leading the way. The Swedish defender has 33 caps at 26 years old and is an aerial game specialist.
The coach took the reins of Sweden in 2016 with the fixed idea of leading the yellow team to the elite. 22 wins, 12 draws and 12 defeats endorse him, after leading Sweden to the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Russia and qualifying for the Euro.