Sweden to invest money

The Swedish Football Federation has stated that they want to invest more money in the development of their football.

They believe that the Swedish national team is underperforming at the moment and that they need to find ways in order to improve their level of football.

More money will be invested at the grassroots level to encourage the practice of football from a younger age. Resources will be invested in football academy so as to provide the necessary infrastructure to the practice of football.

More football coaches will be recruited to ensure that young players can acquire the basic skills at a younger age. For the Swedish Football Federation, the country lags behind countries such as Spain and Germany regarding football development, and it is important for them to remediate this situation if they are to become competitive again. Continue reading

Swedish National Football Team Frustrated With Russia Draw

Swedish national football team is not happy drawing their scores with Russian squad. Both the teams ended up with a 1-1 tie in their last Euro 2016 Qualifying match.

According to Swedish midfielder Jimmy Durmaz, Ibrahimovic’s (Zlatan) injury absence was quite tough for his squad in the Russia match.

“It is always different & difficult to play sans Zlatan & Albin”, remarked the Sweden midfielder whilst expressing his frustrations over the draw. “They are two really great players- specifically Zlatan. When you have him on the field, you can be assured of a completely different match. Today Ola came up with one good goal & that’s fantastic for him. It is not at all good that he is injured which implies that we should take good care of him now.

Usually, I stay on wings. With Ekdal injured, I got up to midfield & played there. I felt actually great in that very position- that is absolutely no issue for me.

I am very disappointed right now. We had the opportunities to triumph at this game & we had this penalty which we missed, it happens sometimes. It is football.”

The Swedish coach was however relieved to have not lost out on the match at least. “We began really well & their goal was like a bad punch right in stomach”, stated Erik Hamrén, the Swedish coach. “I am glad that we were able to bounce back, even though we missed out on the penalty factor. However, in the final 20 minutes, our boys lacked energy. Antonsson asked for a sub yet we got him some good bananas & energy which helped him continue. I feel Granqvist & Antonsson performed really well. I must credit Durmaz – both for winning the penalty & great assistance.”