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Sport in Sweden

Sweden is one of the most beautiful countries in the world as well as one of the largest in Europe. This Scandinavian country is located in Northern Europe and sports are considered as one of the country's biggest obsessions.

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Around half of the country's population actively take part in one form of a sport or two. As with most European countries, football is almost like a religion to the Swedish public. Some of the best football players in the world are from Sweden such as Johan Elmander, Rasmus Elm, and Zlatan Ibrahimović.

And who in the football world has not heard of the Swedish Gre-No-Li, a trio of football powerhouse who are still enjoying a great amount of popularity in Italy. The trio is made up of Gunnar Gren, Gunnar Nordahl, and Nils Liedholm. But the biggest name, not just in Sweden and Italy, but the world as a whole is Sven-Göran Eriksson. They have also hosted quite a number of international football events and have had a good amount of notoriety. Sweden hosted the 1958 World Cup and 1992 European Football Championship. Sweden is also one of the few European countries that can claim that they have never lost to England since 1968.

Below are details of sports, sporting events and sports people related to Sweden. See also the list the most popular internet searches for "sports" in Sweden.

Popular sports of Sweden (see more)

Traditional or Local Sports

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Sweden Sporting Success

Great athletes from Sweden

Sweden Sports trivia

Sweden at major events

Past sporting events events hosted in Sweden

Upcoming sporting events in Sweden

Annual sporting events held in Sweden

Sporting Facilities in Sweden


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