Sweden national futsal team

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Sweden
Nickname(s) Blågult
(The Blue-Yellow)
Association Swedish Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Matija Đulvat
Asst coach Lars Ternström
Captain Nicklas Asp
Home stadium Arena Skövde[1]
FIFA code SWE
FIFA ranking 70 [2]
Highest FIFA ranking 58 (December 2015)
Lowest FIFA ranking 76 (July 2013)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Sweden 2–3 France 
(Gothenburg, Sweden; 11 December 2012)
Biggest win
Sweden 13–0 Scotland 
(Skövde, Sweden; 15 January 2015)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 13–0 Sweden
(Águilas, Spain; 28 March 2013)
World Cup
Appearances 0
European Championship
Appearances 0

The Sweden national futsal team represents Sweden in international futsal competitions such as the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the European Championships and is controlled by the Swedish Football Association. The team played their first official match in December 2012 against France in Gothenburg.[3] One month later, Sweden played their first competitive games and took three impressive victories in the qualification round for the 2014 European Championship.[4]

History[edit]

In 2005, an unofficial Swedish national team played a mini-tournament in Tehran against Iran and Japan.[5] The games were sanctioned by FIFA, but the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) has not recognized these games as official. The unofficial national team has also played matches against Catalonia, which were sanctioned by the rival of FIFA, Asociación Mundial de Fútbol de Salón (AMF). In 2010, SvFF started a two-year-long process to boot a national team. Per Broberg was hired as coach, and on 11 December 2012, an official Swedish national team played their first game in front of their home crowd in the Lisebergshallen against France in Gothenburg which they lost 2–3.[6]

Tournament records[edit]

Sweden officially made their debut in an international competition at the UEFA Futsal Euro 2014 qualifying round in Andorra la Vella, Andorra on 23–26 January 2013.

FIFA Futsal World Cup[edit]

FIFA Futsal World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1989 Did not enter Did not enter
1992
1996
2000
2004
2008
2012
2016 Did not qualify 6 2 2 2 21 23
Total 0/8 app. 6 2 2 2 21 23

UEFA European Futsal Championship[edit]

UEFA European Futsal Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1996 Did not enter Did not enter
1999
2001
2003
2005
2007
2010
2012
2014 Did not qualify 6 3 0 3 12 28
2016 3 2 0 1 20 4
2018 2 1 0 1 9 12
Total 0/10 app. 11 6 0 5 41 44

Nordic Futsal Cup[edit]

Nordic Futsal Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
2013 Winners 1st 3 2 0 1 12 8
2014 Third place 3rd 3 0 2 1 6 10
2016 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 1 1 11 6
2017
Total 3/3 app. 1 title 10 4 3 3 29 24

2017–18 fixtures[edit]

For a complete list, see Sweden national futsal team results

Date Opponent Result Competition Location
23 September 2017  Wales L 2–3 International friendly Visby, Sweden
24 September 2017  Wales D 2–2 International friendly Visby, Sweden
11 November 2017  Hungary International friendly Norrköping, Sweden
12 November 2017  Hungary International friendly Eskilstuna, Sweden
5 December 2017  Finland Nordic Cup Stjørdal, Norway
6 December 2017  Denmark Nordic Cup Stjørdal, Norway
7 December 2017  Greenland Nordic Cup Stjørdal, Norway
8 December 2017  Norway Nordic Cup Stjørdal, Norway

All-time team record[edit]

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Andorra 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
 Armenia 1 0 0 1 3 4 −1
 Azerbaijan 1 0 0 1 2 8 −6
 Belarus 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 1 12 −11
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 7 12 −5
 Denmark 6 1 2 3 16 19 −3
 England 4 2 1 1 12 13 –1
 Estonia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Finland 5 2 0 3 13 17 –4
 France 4 0 0 4 10 18 −8
 Gibraltar 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4
 Greece 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
 Greenland 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5
 Israel 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6
 Macedonia 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2
 Montenegro 2 0 1 1 7 14 –7
 Norway 6 4 2 0 22 13 +9
 San Marino 1 1 0 0 9 4 +5
 Scotland 1 1 0 0 13 0 +13
 Spain 1 0 0 1 0 13 −13
 Turkey 4 1 1 2 11 12 –1
 Wales 2 0 1 1 4 5 –1
Total 51 19 9 23 162 178 −16

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 14 players have been called up for the UEFA Futsal Euro 2016 qualifying preliminary round on 14–17 January 2015.[7]

Caps updated as of 2 April 2013.[8]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1GK Robin Armandt (1986-11-05) 5 November 1986 (age 31) Italy A.S.D. Calcio A5 Manfredonia
1GK Martin Herrlin (1994-09-09) 9 September 1994 (age 23) Sweden IFK Skövde
1GK Cristopher Solberg (1979-10-26) 26 October 1979 (age 38) Sweden Göteborg Futsal Club
2DF Nicklas Asp (captain) (1986-01-10) 10 January 1986 (age 31) Sweden Göteborg Futsal Club
2DF Johan Roxström (1985-04-15) 15 April 1985 (age 32) Sweden Norrköpings Futsal Klubb
4FW Simon Chekroun (1986-11-08) 8 November 1986 (age 31) Sweden Göteborg Futsal Club
4FW Dan Mönell (1992-01-20) 20 January 1992 (age 25) Sweden Göteborg Futsal Club
2DF Patrik Burda (1990-01-31) 31 January 1990 (age 27) Sweden Malmö City FC
4FW Sargon Abraham (1991-02-07) 7 February 1991 (age 26) Sweden IFK Skövde
3MF Hannah Abraham (1988-12-10) 10 December 1988 (age 29) Sweden IFK Skövde
4FW Kristian Legiec (1986-12-09) 9 December 1986 (age 31) Italy A.S.D. Calcio A5 Manfredonia
2DF Fredrik Andersson (1988-03-08) 8 March 1988 (age 29) Sweden IFK Skövde
2DF Albert Hiseni (1991-12-20) 20 December 1991 (age 25) Sweden IFK Uddevalla
2DF Dida Rashidi (1992-06-11) 11 June 1992 (age 25) Sweden Nacka Juniors FF

Statistics[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Top five attendances in home matches.[9]

No. Att. Venue Versus (result) Date
1 2,373 Arena Skövde, Skövde  Denmark (3–4) 12 January 2013
2 1,711 Arena Skövde, Skövde  Israel (4–0) 17 January 2015
3 1,253 Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg  France (2–3) 11 December 2012
4 1,205 Umeå Energi Arena, Umeå  Czech Republic (4–6) 29 October 2016
5 1,140 Lisebergshallen, Gothenburg  France (3–5) 12 December 2012

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