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Sweden beats France with dramatic goal from half-way line

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Stockholm (AFP) – Hugo Lloris was left red faced Friday as a dramatic last gasp Ola Toivonen goal from the half-way line gave Sweden a 2-1 win over France in their World Cup qualifier.

The France ‘keeper will watch replays in horror after he dribbled out of his box and made a dreadful cut back intercepted by Toivonen, who lofted a snap lob from just inside his half and watched Lloris lose his desperate run to stop the ball rolling into an empty goal.

Man Utd fans celebrate triumph after tragedy

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Stockholm (AFP) – A crowd of Manchester United fans were cheering outside a Stockholm stadium on Wednesday as their team won the Europa League, a relief for the supporters after the Manchester terror attack 48 hours earlier.

“It’s fantastic to see them winning. We were always confident that we would win,” said George Malloy, a 69-year-old from Dublin.

Man Utd fans celebrate triumph after tragedy

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Stockholm (AFP) – A crowd of Manchester United fans were cheering outside a Stockholm stadium on Wednesday as their team won the Europa League, a relief for the supporters after the Manchester terror attack 48 hours earlier.

“It’s fantastic to see them winning. We were always confident that we would win,” said George Malloy, a 69-year-old from Dublin.

Pogba sends grieving Man Utd to emotional Europa triumph

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Stockholm (AFP) – Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week’s terror attack in Manchester.

A night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Pogba sends grieving Man Utd to emotional Europa triumph

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Stockholm (AFP) – Paul Pogba propelled Manchester United towards a 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday in a Europa League final rendered heavy with emotion by this week’s terror attack in Manchester.

A night that began with a moment of silence, then applause, in memory of the 22 people who died at Manchester Arena on Monday ended with United completing their trophy collection through goals from Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Man Utd fans shaken but defiant ahead of Europa League final

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Stockholm (AFP) – A group of fans in red Manchester United jerseys kick a football around in a Stockholm park ahead of Wednesday’s Europa League final, excited about the match but jittery after the Manchester terror attack earlier this week that left 22 people dead.

“Goal!” shouts Aqeel Kareem as one of his friends volleys the ball into the net, just hours before Manchester United and Ajax face off at Friends Arena in Stockholm.

Grief-torn Man Utd summon nerve for final test

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Stockholm (AFP) – Manchester United will attempt to put aside their grief on Wednesday in a Europa League final against Ajax scarred by the deadly terror attack in their home city.

What should have been a showpiece occasion will instead carry a sombre tone, with players joining together for a pre-match minute’s silence in memory of the 22 people killed at Manchester Arena on Monday.

Grief-torn Man Utd summon nerve for final test

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Stockholm (AFP) – Manchester United will attempt to put aside their grief on Wednesday in a Europa League final against Ajax scarred by the deadly terror attack in their home city.

What should have been a showpiece occasion will instead carry a sombre tone, with players joining together for a pre-match minute’s silence in memory of the 22 people killed at Manchester Arena on Monday.

Europa League final has lost ‘glow’ – Ajax coach

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Stockholm (AFP) – The Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax will not be the same following the deadly terror attack in Manchester, the Dutch club’s coach Peter Bosz said on Tuesday.

“What happened in Manchester is something that we all feel at Ajax,” Bosz told his pre-match press conference at Stockholm’s Friends Arena.

Sweden postpones football game after match fixing attempt 

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Stockholm (AFP) – The Swedish Football Federation postponed Thursday’s top-flight game between Gothenburg and AIK following a match-fixing attempt.

“This is a very serious attack against Swedish football and we will never, never accept this,” Hakan Sjostrand, secretary general of the federation, said in a statement.

Sweden postpones football game after match fixing attempt 

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Stockholm (AFP) – The Swedish Football Federation postponed Thursday’s top-flight game between Gothenburg and AIK following a match-fixing attempt.

“This is a very serious attack against Swedish football and we will never, never accept this,” Hakan Sjostrand, secretary general of the federation, said in a statement.

Inspiring quotes replace names on Swedish women’s football shirts

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Stockholm (AFP) – The Swedish women’s football team have replaced their names on the backs of their blue and yellow jerseys with quotes they hope will inspire and motivate girls, they said Friday.

“Believe in your damn self,” reads the back of midfielder Lisa Dahlqvist’s jersey, a quote from Swedish singer Zara Larsson.

Inspiring quotes replace names on Swedish women’s football shirts

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Stockholm (AFP) – The Swedish women’s football team have replaced their names on the backs of their blue and yellow jerseys with quotes they hope will inspire and motivate girls, they said Friday.

“Believe in your damn self,” reads the back of midfielder Lisa Dahlqvist’s jersey, a quote from Swedish singer Zara Larsson.

Sweden bans fans covering face to curb stadium violence

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Stockholm (AFP) Sweden on Wednesday banned fans from covering their faces at sporting venues to clamp down on violence by masked hooligans, while allowing exceptions for religious reasons.

The ban, which aims to prevent people from "disguising all or part of their face so as to make it more difficult to be identified", will come into force on March 1.

Sweden bans fans covering face to curb stadium violence

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Stockholm (AFP) Sweden on Wednesday banned fans from covering their faces at sporting venues to clamp down on violence by masked hooligans, while allowing exceptions for religious reasons.

The ban, which aims to prevent people from "disguising all or part of their face so as to make it more difficult to be identified", will come into force on March 1.

Ibrahimovic to sit out Slovenia friendly

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Stockholm (AFP) Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will sit out Sweden's friendly against Slovenia in order to rest a sore calf, coach Erik Hamren said Sunday.

"We'll save it until the Wales match" on June 5, Hamren told Swedish news agency TT ahead of Monday's match against Slovenia in Malmo.

Ibrahimovic to sit out Slovenia friendly

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Stockholm (AFP) Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will sit out Sweden's friendly against Slovenia in order to rest a sore calf, coach Erik Hamren said Sunday.

"We'll save it until the Wales match" on June 5, Hamren told Swedish news agency TT ahead of Monday's match against Slovenia in Malmo.

Manchester United

One night to shine in Sweden

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UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL 2017 Manchester United v Ajax Friends Arena, Stockholm 19:45 GMT
The heat appears to be on Manchester United tonight, or more specifically Jose Mourinho.

The club is bigger and richer than Ajax and demands success so winning the Europa League against a lesser side is expected at boardroom level.

Wayne Rooney misses Man Utd’s final pre-season tour match with ‘shoulder injury’

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.@WayneRooney misses out on the final #mutour match due to a shoulder injury sustained at the weekend. David Moyes: "It's not too serious." Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 5, 2013 Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United's pre-season friendly against AIK tomorrow with a shoulder injury. The England international, who was the subject of a £25m [.

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Einlaufkinder waren gestern

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Einlaufkinder waren gestern

Die Schweden sind ein fortschrittliches Land. Sie sind nicht nur vorne mit dabei wenn es um neue Technologien geht, sondern sie kümmern sich auch um gesellschaftliche Themen. AIK Stockholm, einer der traditionsreichsten Fussballvereine Schwedens, hat jetzt als erster Verein auf die demografischen Probleme in Schweden reagiert und die Einlaufkinder durch.

AIK Stockholm adidas 2012/13 Home Jersey

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Eleven time Swedish champions AIK Stockholm have unveiled their adidas 2012/13 home jersey. The new kit celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the club's legendary stadium the RÃ¥sunda. According to...

Timbers-AIK cooperation explained

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Timbers-AIK cooperation explained

AIK Media interviews Gavin Wilkinson and gives the run down on how the teams came together. The other interview about the partnership in Swedish was very revealing (such as a Portland to Stockholm trip is not as likely, but a return of AIK is more likely). I'll have to write up about it.

Video: Swedish sides AIK and Djurgardens hold silent protest

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Swedishhhhh football Swedish rivals AIK and Djurgardens spent the first 10 minutes of the Stockholm derby in silence in protest at the state of modern football. The main point of the period of quiet was to demonstrate the importance of fans. To demonstrate this further, all the fans went absolutely mental as soon as 10 [.

Video: Swedish sides AIK and Djurgardens hold silent protest

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Swedishhhhh football Swedish rivals AIK and Djurgardens spent the first 10 minutes of the Stockholm derby in silence in protest at the state of modern football. The main point of the period of quiet was to demonstrate the importance of fans. To demonstrate this further, all the fans went absolutely mental as soon as 10 [.

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We Are Not You: The AIK Mantra Some football clubs offer a...

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We Are Not You: The AIK Mantra

Some football clubs offer a simple, modest approach to the game and their community. You come to the ground on weekends, support your side, hope for a win, and then get on with your life.

Well, in Stockholm, that's not how Swedish club AIK sees the game.

Through Ryu’s Lens: Anything you can do… "I...

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Through Ryu's Lens: Anything you can do...

"I applauded Cristiano because he was incredible, he was the best."

There's only one person more disappointed that Zlatan won't be in Brazil than Zlatan, and that is Ryu Voelkel. The big man deceives, acting and performing in a way that makes him seem to be more than just that.

Video: Man Utd drive round Stockholm on a Wayne Rooney-themed bus

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Manchester United have arrived in Sweden for tonight's pre-season friendly against AIK without Wayne Rooney. Well, without the real thing at least. While Wazza was absent in body, he was certainly there in spirit because he was at the centre of huge photo montages on both sides of the team bus. Rooney, who has not [.

Stockholm says goodbye to the Söderstadion It’s out with...

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Stockholm says goodbye to the Söderstadion

It's out with the old and in with the new this summer at some of Europe's finest grounds. First to go was Athletic Bilbao's San Mamés, and now it's the Söderstadion in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sweden vs Brazil 2012 Highlights Damiao Pato 0-3 Goals Video Friendly

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Sweden vs Brazil 2012 Highlights Damiao Pato 0-3 Goals Video Friendly is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter Sweden vs Brazil 2012 ( Sweden Brazil VIDEO BELOW) Score/Result:- Sweden vs Brazil 0-3 ( Damiao, Pato*2) Rasunda Stadium, Stockholm- 15 August, 2012- Wednesday- 19.

Brazil Nike 1958 World Cup Commemorative Jersey

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Brazil meets Sweden on Wednesday in an international friendly in what will be the final match played at the legendary RÃ¥sunda Stadium in Stockholm. During the first half of the...

Weber signs pro deal in Sweden

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What started out as a chance to spend a few weeks getting ready for the college soccer season turned into a major life decision for James Weber (Hartford).

The 19-year-old attacker, who transferred to UW-Green Bay last winter, opted to forgo the final three years of his college career and signed a professional contract with Swedish Division 3 club Gullringens GoIF on Monday.

Brazil confirm Sweden friendly

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The Brazilian Football Confederation has confirmed that Brazil will take on Sweden in Stockholm on 15thAugust 2012. The game will be the final fixture in the Råsunda  stadium – the venue where Brazil won their first World Cup after beating the hosts in 1958. After the fixture with Brazil, the stadium will be torn down and a new arena put up.

Brazil confirm Sweden friendly

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The Brazilian Football Confederation has confirmed that Brazil will take on Sweden in Stockholm on 15thAugust 2012. The game will be the final fixture in the Råsunda  stadium – the venue where Brazil won their first World Cup after beating the hosts in 1958. After the fixture with Brazil, the stadium will be torn down and a new arena put up.

Ultra Caos, Djurgården IF, Sweden

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Djurgården is a sports club in Sweden. Their fans seem to have undergone a long period of transition, after its most active group organizing tifo displays, Ultras STHLM, fell apart. But new groups have taken on the mantle, including Ultra Caos Stockholm, who produced the trailer for the DVD featured above.

Liverpool In Pole Position To Sign Swedish Wonderkid

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According to reports on Insidefutbol.com, Liverpool are in pole position to sign exciting Swedish teenager William Sheriff.
The 15-year-old AIK Solna player has been hailed as a future star by the club and it is thought scouts from around Europe have flocked to Stockholm to watch him in action.
Italian giants AC Milan and Inter Milan are also both thought to be interested, but Liverpool is the player's preferred move should he leave AIK.

Maradona and other controversial incidents around the world

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Wherever he goes, Maradona makes sure to put his very special touches.









The video is self explanatory,



In another funny incident in South America, in a game between Nacional and Universidad de Chile was abandoned after Milciades Saldivar was struck by what Uruguayan media have suggested was a cash register roll.

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Neymar charters a jet so he can score a great goal for Santos and get compared to Superman

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Neymar played six matches in 14 days during Brazil's disappointing silver-medal run at the Olympics. Four days after that he went to Sweden to play 83 minutes of a friendly and a little more than day after that he was back in Brazil leading Santos to a 3-1 win over Figueirense.

From Reuters:

The spikey-haired forward hired a private jet to take him from Stockholm to Florianopolis, a 14-hour trip, to try and help his struggling side revive their Brazilian championship fortunes.

Sweden vs the Netherlands: direct or play-off seat?

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So after a terrible game in Finland where we were lucky enough to escape with three points, its time to move on to the last official game of the Euro 2012 qualifiers. Oh, sure, there is still a play-off coming up, but there is one last chance that we might just be able to avoid that and wouldn´t that be nice?

Sweden Finland Preview: looking for a few good men!

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I would hate to be in Helsinki this coming Friday. Its already enough that the cruise ships that trawl back and forth between Stockholm and the Finish capital bring their fair share of completely loaded weekend alcoholics. It's another thing when you mix this with a football game. Come Friday night, Helsinki is going to be packed with Sweden supporters singing loud and obnoxiously while downing beer after beer.

Injury problems mount

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Good morning from a wild and windy Dublin. I think summer, such as it was, is now well and truly gone.

There's gloomy news to start with this morning involving Thomas Vermaelen. The Belgian is set to miss two months having undergone ankle surgery in Stockholm early this week. He picked up a knock away to Udinese and although Arsene Wenger was hopeful he might play against United at Old Trafford things have taken a very obvious turn for the worse.