Sweden national football team,History,Ranking

Sweden’s national team representing Sweden in international football, all activities of which are regulated by the Swedish Football Association, Sweden’s highest governing body for football. The team has been a member of FIFA, the highest governing body of football since 1904, and has been a member of their regional body, UEFA, since 1954. On July 12, 1908, Sweden participated in the International Games for the first time; Sweden defeated Norway 11-3 in the match held in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Known as Blogult at the Friends Arena with a capacity of 54,329, the team hosts all their home matches. The group is headquartered in Solna, Sweden. Ian Anderson is currently the manager of the team and Andreas Granqvist, the Helsingborg defender, is the captain.

Sweden have participated in the FIFA World Cup 12 times so far, the best of which was reaching the final of the 1958 FIFA World Cup, where they lost 5–2 to Brazil. Sweden, on the other hand, have participated in the UEFA European Championship six times so far, the best of which was reaching the semi-finals of UEFA Euro 1992, where they lost 3–2 to Germany.

Players such as Andesh Svensson, Thomas Ravelli, Andreas Isaacson, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrik Larson have rocked the field in Swedish jerseys.



Sweden has traditionally been a strong team in international football, having competed in 12 World Cups and three Olympic medals.


In the FIFA World Rankings, Sweden ranked highest in their history (2nd) in the rankings published in November 1994, and in the rankings published in March 2015, they ranked 45th, the lowest in their history. On the other hand, Sweden’s highest position in the World Football Elo rating is 2nd (which they first achieved in 1949) and lowest position is 48. The following is a list of current FIFA world rankings and world football rankings:


FIFA world rankings

FIFA World Rankings as of 28 May 2021 [1]
Position        change         team           points
16            Unchanged   Netherlands  1558.04
17            unchanged       Wales         1570.36
18            Unchanged    Sweden         1569.71
19            Unchanged       Chile           1569.52
20            Unchanged  United States   1555.42

World football came rating

As of June 2, 2021, World Football Elo Rating [2]
Position           change         team           points
14                   Decline:       Colombia      1896
15                  Unchanged  Switzerland   1890
16                  Increase2       Sweden       1846
17                  Increases8      Wales          1841
18                  Increase20      Ecuador      1828


The title
FIFA World Cup
Runner-up : 1958
Third place : 1950, 1994
Fourth place : 1938
UEFA European Championship
Semi-final : 1992
Summer Olympics
Gold Medal : 1948
Copper Medal : 1924, 1952


Nordic Football Championship
Champion (9): 1933–36, 1937–47, 1948–51, 1952–55, 1956–59, 1960–63, 19

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