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Sweden vs Belgium 2014 Highlights 0-2 Lukaku Goal Hazard Video

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Denmark vs Sweden 1-0 Highlights 2014 Friendly Agger penalty Video

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Kallstrom says Arsenal want him back next season

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Arsene Wenger surprised everyone in the January Transfer window when he brought the Spartak Moscow midfielder Kim Kallstrom to Arsenal, when it was obvious to everyone that we needed a backup striker for Olivier Giroud more than anything else. Gooners were even more unimpressed when it was found that the Swedish international was suffering from [.

Arsenal: Imperfect January could spell disaster for Wenger

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Arsenal: Imperfect January could spell disaster for Wenger - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's season so far has had all the security of a wire loop game. Gunners fans everywhere are preparing for the worst, as despite Wenger's steady hand, the Frenchman seems determined to avoid necessary precautions so as to avert disaster.

PHOTO: Arsenal reveal Kallstrom’s shirt number

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PHOTO: Arsenal reveal Kallstrom's shirt number - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

New Arsenal signing Kim Kallstrom will wear the number 29 shirt for the Gunners, the club have revealed.

We can now reveal the number Kim #Kallstrom will wear for Arsenal.

PHOTO: New signing Kim Kallstrom in Arsenal shirt

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PHOTO: New signing Kim Kallstrom in Arsenal shirt - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal have completed a deal for Swedish international midfielder Kim Kallstrom, with the 31-year-old moving to North London on loan for the remainder of the season.

Kallstrom arrives at the Emirates from Russian side Spartak Moscow, and signs a loan deal, with the Gunners moving swiftly to bring in cover for the injured Aaron Ramsey.

Kim Kallstrom set to undergo Arsenal medical

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Kim Kallstrom set to undergo Arsenal medical - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Swedish midfielder Kim Kallstrom has arrived at Arsenal's training complex to undergo a medical and finalise a short-term loan deal to the Premier League leaders.

The Gunners have moved quickly to secure backup for the crippled Aaron Ramsey, with Wenger revealing today that the Welsh interantional is set to be out for at least six weeks.

Culture

Remembering Ivan Turina: One Year Later Exactly one year ago,...

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Remembering Ivan Turina: One Year Later

Exactly one year ago, our football family suffered a great loss with the untimely passing of Ivan Turina, former AIK goalkeeper, but more importantly, a hero and friend to his local community. Last year, our friendÖzgür Kurtogluwrote a piece on what Ivan Turina meant to him personally.

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.

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USWNT unbeaten streak ends in loss to Sweden, former coach Sundhage

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

A two-year unbeaten streak for U.S. Women's National Team is over.

Sweden defeated the USWNT 1-0 at the Algarve Cup in Portugal Friday on a spectacular header from Lotta Schelin and a missed penalty kick from Abby Wambach.

USWNT placed with Japan, Sweden, Denmark in Algarve Cup

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By DAN KARELL

The defending Algarve Cup champion U.S. Women's National Team have been handed a big challenge in the first match of the 2014 tournament.

On Wednesday, the USWNT was placed in Group B of the 2014 Algarve Cup, setting up matches against Japan, Sweden, and Denmark, in that order.

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Turkey beats Sweden 2-1

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Turkey's Olcan Adin, left, vies for the ball with Sweden's Pierre Bengtsson during their International Friendly soccer match at 19 Mayis Stadium in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, March 5, 2014.AP PHOTO
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic Wins 2013 FIFA Puskas Award For This Goal Against England [VIDEO]

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Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named the winner of the 2013 FIFA Puskas Award for the best goal of the year.

The incredible overhead kick was one of several spectacular moments produced for club and country over recent seasons, and rounded off his hat-trick in a 4-2 friendly win in Stockholm.

Ronaldo 1-0 Zlatan: Cool Cristiano Gives Portugal One-Goal Advantage Over Sweden In World-Cup Play-Offs (Highlights)

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by Alan Duffy

Billed as a head to head clash between the two best players (on current form) on the planet, Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, this first legWorld Cup Play-Off clash between Portugal and Sweden was ultimately decided by the Madrid superstar, who headed home late on in Lisbon.

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Euro 2016 Draw: The Big Preview

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Euro 2016 Draw: The Big Preview - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Welcome to Soccerlens' preview and upcoming coverage of Sunday's Euro 2016 draw, which will take place at 11:00 GMT in Nice, France.

With qualification for this summer's World Cup in Brazil all sorted, we can turn our attentions to the upcoming European Championships in France, with a whole host of international heavyweights awaiting this Sunday's gala event, which will determine the fate of the 55 teams spread through six seeded pots.

US WNT to Play in Algarve Cup

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Via Ussoccer.com: The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team will face world powers Japan, Sweden and Denmark in Group B at the annual Algarve Cup in Portugal, which is being held from March 5-12.

The USA opens the competition on March 5 against Japan, then faces Sweden on March 7 and finishes group play against Denmark on March 10.

The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day

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The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Hello and welcome to 'The Transfer Lens: Live Deadline Day'

Today, Soccerlens.com will be blogging live from the centre of London, endeavouring to bring you the very latest news, gossip and information in the final chaotic hours of the January transfer window.

Lille in the Limelight - AFR Voice Ep. 16 The show has cast a...

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Lille in the Limelight - AFR Voice Ep. 16

The show has cast a spotlight on a huge collection of leagues this season – La Liga, Serie A, MLS and even the top tiers in Afghanistan and Mongolia. This week, we finally uncork our coverage of Ligue 1 by getting a full lowdown from French football expert, AFR contributor and French Football Weekly editor Andrew Gibney.

Watch the Cristiano Ronaldo-Zlatan Ibrahimovic Cam to See Their Reactions to Playoff Goals [VIDEO]

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The second leg of the World Cup playoff earlier this week between Sweden and Portugal was a brilliant spectacle to watch. The hat trick by Ronaldo has convinced many that he is now the best player in the world. But one of the less reported storylines is the class that Zlatan Ibrahimovic showed on the pitch by applauding his fellow Ballon d'Or contestant after scoring one of his goals.

WCQ: Portugal v Sweden Highlights

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Kids, this game was just unbelievably good. Portugal, and more specifically, C. Ronaldo, had scored a goal to go up 1-0 aggregate going into this 2nd leg playoff qualifier for Brazil. Seemingly, CR had put it out of reach for good when he struck first in this match. Then... Zlatan decided he wasn't having any of this.

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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.

Sweden vs Portugal 2-3 Goals 2013 WC Playoff Second Leg Ronaldo Hat trick Ibrahimovic Video

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Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick

Portugal are going to the World Cup because of this.

After 180 minutes, the scoreline read Cristiano 4-2 Zlatan. The 20 other players on the pitch knew what they were witnessing. The World Cup may deserve them both, but even Zlatan couldn't help but applaud the performance from Portugal's captain.

Ronaldo to Brazil

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In a previous post I asked who I would rather see walking down Copacabana: a Portuguese or a Swede? This was partly because I was afraid of asking whether Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic would be best in te World Cup.I am not afraid of comparing any more. While it will be a pity that Ibrahimovic (who scored two goals tonight), it would be a much greater pity to miss Cristiano Ronaldo, who at the moment,

World Cup Playoffs Recap: Who’s Going to Brazil and Who’s Staying Home [GIF]

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In a scintillating final 24 hours of World Cup qualifiers, congratulations go to Portugal, France, Greece, Croatia, Algeria and Ghana who booked their tickets to World Cup 2014 tournament after qualifying via the playoffs:

The six countries will be among the 32 who'll play in Brazil next summer to try to be crowned the best in the world.

Who would you rather see walking on Copacabana?

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With Sweden facing Portugal in the World Cup play-offs one thing is certain: a side with great haircuts will be out. And yesterday Portugal took the first round by winning 1-0 on a late goal by Cristiano Ronaldo. After a shaky start Portugal were indeed the better side, but 1-0 is a very narrow victory to go to Sweden with, and it will be a thrilling second match.

European World Cup play-off first legs: Five things we learned

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European World Cup play-off first legs: Five things we learned - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The eight European teams fighting it out for a place at next summer's World Cup in Brazil were on show last night in the play-off fixtures, with the four ties giving an advantage to one of the teams after the first leg.

Portugal vs Sweden 2013 Highlights WC Playoffs 1-0 Ronaldo Goal Video

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Cristiano Ronaldo Scores to Help Portugal Beat Sweden In World Cup Playoff 1st Leg [GIF]

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a diving header Friday night to help Portugal defeat Sweden 1-0 in the first leg of the World Cup playoff.

In a closely fought game, Ronaldo's goal was the difference after grabbing the matchwinner in the second half for Portugal (watch GIF below).

Portugal play Sweden on Tuesday to decide who will go to World Cup 2014.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic Featured As Star Wars Characters On Newspaper Cover [PHOTO]

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are featured as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader from Star Wars on the cover of a Portuguese newspaper today in the lead-up to the battle between Portugal and Sweden in the first leg of the World Cup playoff.

For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown live at 2:45pm ET today on ESPN Deportes and WatchESPN.

POTD : Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic Prepare To Face Off In Crucial World Cup Qualifier

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It's crunch time for Portugal as they prepare to take on Sweden in the first leg of the World Cup Qualifiers tonight. Interestingly, it's a "do or die" mission for both sides, especially with Sweden's reputation for being fully-focused on the task at hand. Portugal also called up an uncapped player from Sporting, William Carvalho, whose tall stature (1.

Who Do You Want to See at World Cup 2014? Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) or Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Sweden)?

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Next summer's World Cup tournament brings soccer back to Brazil, where legend after legend has emerged and stamped their mark on the beautiful game. The greatest international competition is going to provide the world with a plethora of superstars fighting for supremacy, but two of the world's biggest talents have to battle it out for a place in Brazil.

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Thought Trails: Team Cristiano or Team Zlatan?

"The World Cup needs Zlatan more than Ronaldo." - Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Maxi: With less than a year until the World Cup kicks off in Brazil, we're at a point where, coincidentally, we're likely to see one of the most anticipated international games until the knockout rounds of the World Cup itself.

European World Cup qualifiers: Who will make it to Brazil?

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European World Cup qualifiers: Who will make it to Brazil? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The first leg of the European World Cup qualifiers will be played on Friday night, with eight expectant sides looking to put one foot in next summer's tournament in Brazil with a victory.

With everything up for grabs, there is a chance for players to become a national hero but who will get an advantage on Friday night?

Ronaldo vs Zlatan: A Premature Clash of the Titans

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Ronaldo vs Zlatan: A Premature Clash of the Titans - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Here we are at the business end of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign, where countries vying for a place in Brazil are whittled down to a select few. England have already booked their ticket after their 2-0 win over Poland last month; and they join a host of big names, such as Spain, Germany and Italy on the plane to South America.

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We're Surrounded by Playoffs - AFR Voice Ep. 14

The game in America has been bubbling with high-stakes games and news stories of late, so we dialed up Andrew Wiebe, from MLSsoccer.com and the ExtraTime Radio Show, to get his views on some eye-catching surprises in the first set of Playoff games, discover whether he thinks David Beckham's Miami franchise can give the MLS a foothold in the South East, and question what the USMNT can expect to achieve in Brazil.

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Soccer TV: Mexico – Israel, Denmark – Sweden

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Three friendlies on the Wednesday soccer TV schedule, Mexico - Israel, Denmark - Sweden, and Nigeria - Scotland. Read More

Two Great Reads

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I have been busy the last few days with visitors, but not everyone with access to a keyboard has been slacking. First, we have yet another hallmark moment in an already legendary Mikkel Diskerud thread over at BigSoccer: today, former teammate and employer Inge André Olsen drops by to write a "recommendation letter" for Mix (as if he would need one) to clear up some incorrect rumors that once

A few minutes with Brian Span

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Amid all the hoopla of Oscar Pareja being introduced as FC Dallas' sixth head coach in franchise history and last week's drafting of Tesho Akindele sixth overall in the 2014 MLS Super Draft, the signing of former Virginia Cavalier Brian Span not all that long ago is a story that is somewhat lost in the shuffle.

Span signs with MLS, to be allocated in weighted lottery

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By DAN KARELL

A former American Abroad in Sweden has decided to further his career in Major League Soccer.

The league announced on Wednesday evening that 21-year-old midfielder Brian "Cobi" Span had signed a contract with the league and will be allocated in a weighted lottery on Thursday at 10am.