2018 - Football in Russia







FIFA Ranking position

The Sweden national football team is joining the competition in Russia thanks to a 1-0 aggregate play-off win over Italy at the San Siro (Milan). The Blue-Yellow (Blågult) having finished second in Europe's Group A to return to the global finals for the first time since the tournament in Germany (2006). There, the Swedish supporter were voted the best fans during this competition, due to their massive numbers, friendly attitude and love for the game. The international competition in 2018 draw determined that Sweden will be up against Germany, Mexico, and South Korea in Group F.

Sweden national football team

Provisional Squad


1 Robin Olsen (FC Copenhagen/Denmark)
12 Karl-Johan Johnsson (Guingamp/France)
23 Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea City/Wales)


2 Mikael Lustig (Celtic/Scotland)
3 Victor Nilsson-Lindelof (Manchester United/England)
4 Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar/Russia)
5 Martin Olsson (Swansea City/Wales)
6 Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen/Germany)
14 Filip Helander (Bologna/Italy)
16 Emil Krafth (Bologna/Italy)
18 Pontus Jansson (Leeds United/England)


7 Sebastian Larsson (Hull City/England)
8 Albin Ekdal (Hamburg/ Germany)
10 Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig/Germany)
13 Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders/USA)
15 Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa/Italy)
17 Viktor Claesson (Krasnodar/Russia)
19 Marcus Rohden (Crotone/Italy)
21 Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse/France)


9 Marcus Berg (Al Ain/UAE)
11 John Guidetti (Celta Vigo/Spain)
20 Ola Toivonen (Toulouse/France)
22 Isaac Kiese-Thelin (Waasland-Beveren/Belgium)

The final 23-man squad list is published on 4 June.

Sweden national football team

Matches in Russia

Sweden 1 - 0 South Korea
18 June 2018 14:00 CEST
Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod

Germany 2 - 1 Sweden
23 June 2018 20:00 CEST
Fisht Olympic Stadium, Sochi

Mexico 0 - 3 Sweden
27 June 2018 18:00 CEST
Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

(1) FIFA (2018). FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking. Retrieved on May 25, from http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/ranking-table/men/index.html