Immediately following the USWNT’s humbling ouster from the Olympics at the hands of a tough-defending Sweden team, salty hater Hope Solo said the Swedes “played like cowards” and that she didn’t “think they’re going to make it far in the tournament.” Add prognostication to the things Solo probably shouldn’t do…
After a strangely stilted, disjointed performance, the USWNT has been kicked out of a major international tournament before the semifinal stage for the first time ever. Sweden were good, the U.S. were pretty bad, and the refereeing was worse.
Everyone knows you run the risk of being punished when you mouth off to a referee, but what happens when it’s your butt cheeks that do the talking? A Swedish player recently discovered that to at least one ref, hot air emitting from your backside can earn you a red card just as quickly.
The single biggest story to emerge from the Euros thus far is the fan violence. It’s important to remember, though, that not all European soccer fans are depraved lunatics who stomp out other people in the wrong-colored shirts for fun. Or, alternatively, that “Dancing Queen” is such a fun and unifying force for good,…
IFK Göteborg were set to host Malmö for a regularly scheduled, 90-minute Swedish league match yesterday. But towards the end of the game, some fans threw a huge firecracker at Malmö’s Tobias Sana, and Sana returned the favor by firing one of the corner flags javelin-like in the fans’ direction, and the rest match was…
This version of Zlatan Ibrahimović is older and worse than the one we loved and feared. Not that a little thing like age could keep him from stomping out Denmark on his way to qualifying for Euro 2016, and dancing over the body in an interview after.
And thus the German machine charges on. Germany dominated Sweden for nearly the entire 90 minutes in the Round of 16, save a brief spell late on when, leading 3-0, Sweden threatened to make a game of it by scoring once and spurning a golden 1 v. 1 with the keeper. Nevertheless, Germany came right back to squelch any…
Colombia toppled France. Norway drew Germany. Cameroon, well, Camerooned. This year’s Women’s World Cup group stage was undoubtedly the most thrilling of the modern era. There were upsets and Cinderella stories, agony and ecstasy. No more do the Goliaths automatically rule over the Davids.
We know, we know, little Mikael. We’d make the same face.
On one of 1017 Thug’s standout tracks “Nigeria,” Young Thug taunts his enemies, “You nah wet me, I dare ya!” This was apparently the mindset this Nigerian team took to the World Cup, because boy, did they just bust Sweden’s ass in this match. Just look at this goal, and especially that pass!
Today’s World Cup match between Sweden and Nigeria has been entertaining as hell. This Sweden goal, which came just a few minutes after Nigeria equalized, is the highlight of the match so far.
Sweden are good—very good—and have been for some time. They have qualified for each and every World Cup; they rumbled all the way to the final in 2007; in 2011, they made history by being the first and only team to ever beat the United States in a World Cup group stage match en route to a third-place finish. They’re…
Måns Zelmerlöw crushed the other 26 finalists in bringing this year’s Eurovision Song Contest trophy to Sweden with his performance of “Heroes.” Eurovision was especially blah this year, as the contest watched worldwide (except for the U.S.) featured plenty of songs that sounded like Celine Dion or Michael W. Smith…
Here's a soccer story told in photos, with the moral being that you should never celebrate too early, lest you get burned so hard, your children's children will still need regular applications of salve.
We've been over this.
Alhaji Kamara equalized for Norrkoping in the Swedish side's 2-2 draw with Orebro yesterday. Then, in the 92nd minute, the striker was sent off with his second yellow. He handled it poorly.
Russian coach Oleg Znarok and Swedish coach Rikard Gronborg got into a heated argument from their respective benches during today's semifinal game at the IIHF World Championships. You can't hear what they're saying, but it's safe to say that the words aren't friendly.
Even though the United States lost, the men's hockey tournament at the Winter Olympics continued, for some reason. Canada shut out Sweden 3-0 for their second straight gold medal. The result produced a few excellent photos of jubilant Canada players.
Swedish reports stated that center Nicklas Backstrom wouldn't play in the gold medal game against Canada due to migraines. But other reports suggest Backstrom missed the game after testing positive for something during doping test.
The Swiss took bronze in the women's Olympic hockey tournament today, thanks to this heads up play by 15-year-old forward Alina Muller. Down 3-2 with just over two minutes left to play, the Swedish team pulled its goalie to get an extra attacker on the ice. One minute later, Muller sent home the empty netter.