Euro 2012 team guide - Sweden facts

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Learn everything you need to know about Euro 2012 team Sweden in this handy Newsround guide.

FIFA Ranking


European Championship Wins



Blågult (The Blue-Yellow)

National Anthem

Du gamla, du fria (Thou Ancient, thou free) - The mountains, the sun, the sky the green, pastures- they all get a mention. Sweden sounds very nice.


Erik Hamren

Key Players

Zlatan IbrahimovicAP

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Striker, AC Milan).

Martial arts lover Zlatan kung-fu-kicked Arsenal out of the Champions League this year.

On his day he is just unplayable.

That's if he isn't sulking...he likes a good sulk.

Greatest Euro moment

A Thomas Brolin wonder goal against England in front of thousands of home supporters at Euro 92.

Tournament Chances

Third best team in the group, and without Ukraine's fanatical support, things don't look too good for Sweden. But make sure you tune in to watch Zlatan in action- he's talented and temperamental in equal measure.

Can England beat them?

Sweden are England's bogey team. They always seem to play each other at Major tournaments, and it doesn't normally end well for England. Yet, England finally beat Sweden 1-0 in a friendly in November, so maybe the tide has turned.