Sport in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/39726/all en Sweden's Gerndt pulls out of squad due to negative reaction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/swedens-gerndt-pulls-out-squad-due-negative-reaction <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Philip O'Connor</p> <p>STOCKHOM (Reuters) - Striker Alexander Gerndt has withdrawn from the Sweden squad following negative reaction to his selection due to a conviction for domestic violence, the Swedish FA said on its website (<a href="http://www.svenskfotboll.se" title="www.svenskfotboll.se">www.svenskfotboll.se</a>).</p> <p>"Because of the negative attention around me, I cannot do this at this time. It's better for me to withdraw now and ask for understanding about my decision," said Gerndt, who plays for Swiss club Young Boys.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130314/swedens-gerndt-pulls-out-squad-due-negative-reaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alexander Gerndt Baseball Football in Sweden Sport in Sweden Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:30:50 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5783775 at http://www.globalpost.com Djurgardens manager resigns following supporter threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/djurgardens-manager-resigns-following-supporter-threats <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Philip O'Connor</p> <p>STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Djurgardens manager Magnus Pehrsson has quit following threats from supporters, the Swedish top-flight club said in a statement on Friday.</p> <p>Swedish soccer has been plagued by violent incidents in recent years, and Pehrsson's decision prompted a news conference by Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt who stood on the Djurgarden terraces as a teenager.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130426/djurgardens-manager-resigns-following-supporter-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Sweden Magnus Pehrsson Persson Prime Ministers of Sweden Social Issues Sport in Sweden Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Apr 2013 15:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5826069 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Sweden squad for Portugal playoff http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/football-sweden-squad-portugal-playoff <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Sweden squad for the World Cup European Zone playoff match with Portugal at Lisbon on November 15 and Solna four days later:-</p> <p>Goalkeepers: Andreas Isaksson (Kasimpasa/TUR), Johan Wiland (FC Copenhagen/DEN), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Heerenveen/NED).</p> <p>Defenders: Pierre Bengtsson (FC Copenhagen/DEN), Mikael Antonsson (Bologna/ITA), Per Nilsson (Nuremberg/GER), Jonas Olsson (West Bromwich/ENG), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar/RUS), Martin Olsson (Norwich/ENG), Adam Johansson (Gothenburg), Mikael Lustig (Celtic/SCO)</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131105/football-sweden-squad-portugal-playoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Sweden Sport in Sweden AFP Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:31:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5980675 at http://www.globalpost.com Swedish FA sparks gender row after Svensson car gift http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131112/swedish-fa-sparks-gender-row-after-svensson-car-gift <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish Football Association has caused a storm in the famously gender-equal country by giving Anders Svensson a car to mark his record 146 caps while his female counterpart walked away empty-handed.</p> <p>Midfielder Svensson was presented with the key to a brand new Volvo during the annual Fotbollsgalan ceremony on Monday in recognition of breaking Thomas Ravelli's record of 143 caps.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131112/swedish-fa-sparks-gender-row-after-svensson-car-gift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Sweden Sport in Sweden Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Nov 2013 03:07:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5987631 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ibrahimovic voted top Swede for fifth time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131225/football-ibrahimovic-voted-top-swede-fifth-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was Sweden's most popular sportsman in 2013 for the fifth year in a row, according to a poll by local newspaper Aftonbladet published Wednesday.</p> <p>"It makes you feel alive," Ibrahimovic told Aftonbladet.</p> <p>The 32-year-old Paris Saint-Germain player received 58.7 percent of the vote.</p> <p>"This means that you've done something right and that you keep doing it," he said.</p> <p>"You try to make everybody have a good time and remember you for what you did on the field."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131225/football-ibrahimovic-voted-top-swede-fifth-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in Europe Sport in Sweden AFP Wed, 25 Dec 2013 19:47:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6029042 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Who's winning what at the Winter Olympics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140215/olympics-whos-winning-what-at-the-winter-olympics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Who's winning what at the 2014 Winter Olympics on Saturday (after two of seven gold medal events):</p> <p>WOMEN</p> <p>Alpine skiing - super-G</p> <p>Austrian Anna Fenninger claimed Olympic gold in a drama-packed women's super-G that saw a number of racers struggle to finish the demanding course.</p> <p>After only three of the starting 10 racers had made it down the 2.2km-long Rosa Khutor course, Fenninger, starting with bib number 18, clocked 1min 25.52sec for victory.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140215/olympics-whos-winning-what-at-the-winter-olympics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anna Fenninger Charlotte Kalla Sport in Sweden AFP Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:47:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6071523 at http://www.globalpost.com Sweden win women's relay gold as Norway stumble http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140215/sweden-win-womens-relay-gold-norway-stumble <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) - Charlotte Kalla produced a stunning comeback leg as Sweden won the Olympic women's cross country 4x5km relay in a major upset at the Sochi Winter Games on Saturday.</p> <p>Norway had won all the World Cup and world championships relays since the Vancouver Games, where they also won gold, but could do not better than fifth.</p> <p>Finland took silver while Germany won the bronze.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140215/sweden-win-womens-relay-gold-norway-stumble" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Charlotte Kalla Sport in Sweden Thomson Reuters Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:03:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6071576 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Swedish delight as Kalla springs relay upset http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140215/olympics-swedish-delight-kalla-springs-relay-upset <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sweden on Saturday caused one of the biggest upsets of the Winter Olympics by taking gold in the women's 4x5km cross-country relay after anchorwoman Charlotte Kalla overtook Finland and Germany in a gripping final leg.</p> <p>Jubilant teammates leaped on Kalla when she crossed the line after pulling back a seemingly impossible deficit of more than 25 seconds following the last changeover.</p> <p>Favourites Norway, who had won every single World Cup, world championships and Olympic women's relay they entered since November 2009, could finish only fifth, 53.6sec off the pace.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140215/olympics-swedish-delight-kalla-springs-relay-upset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Anna Haag Charlotte Kalla Charlotte Kalla Sport in Sweden AFP Sat, 15 Feb 2014 14:47:31 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6071610 at http://www.globalpost.com Man held after football fan dies in Sweden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140401/man-held-after-football-fan-dies-sweden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A man in his twenties was arrested in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg on Tuesday in connection with the death of a football fan from head injuries over the weekend, a police source said.</p> <p>The 28-year-old suspect presented himself to a police station late Monday, police spokesman Kenneth Andersson told AFP, confirming a press report.</p> <p>A 44-year-old fan was taken to hospital with severe head injuries received during fighting in Helsingborg town centre, 30 minutes before a league match between Stockholm team Djurgaarden and Helsingborg on Sunday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140401/man-held-after-football-fan-dies-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian rules football in Sweden Football hooliganism Sport in Sweden AFP Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:04:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6110380 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: No replay for Swedish game marred by fan's death http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-no-replay-swedish-game-marred-fans-death <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Swedish first division game abandoned after a supporter died in clashes before kick-off will not be replayed, the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) announced on Monday.</p> <p>Helsingborg and Stockholm side Djurgaarden were playing the opening fixture of the new football season on March 30 in the southern city of Helsingborg when news of the 43-year-old's death broke. </p> <p>Djurgaarden fans began chanting "murderer, murderer" and invaded the pitch, causing the match to be called off in the 40th minute.</p> <p>The police advised the referee against restarting the game.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140414/football-no-replay-swedish-game-marred-fans-death" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Australian rules football in Sweden Football hooliganism Sport in Sweden Technology AFP Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:49:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121309 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Swede Hult signs for Nice http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140625/football-swede-hult-signs-nice <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swedish international midfielder Niklas Hult has agreed a move to Ligue 1 side Nice, the French club confirmed on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 24-year-old arrives from Swedish top flight side Elfsborg, subject to a medical.</p> <p>Nice did not reveal transfer details for the player who becomes their second recruit of the summer break after Belgian midfielder Julien Vercauteren.</p> <p>Swedish sources however said the player had agreed a three-year deal with the Riveria outfit who narrowly missed the drop last season.</p> <p>jgi/ea</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Football in Sweden Niklas Hult Sport in Sweden AFP Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:05:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6187397 at http://www.globalpost.com