Tag Archives: Sweden
Victor Lindelof

From Västeras with love: the rise of Victor Lindelöf – Manchester United’s big Swedish target

Have you ever heard of Västerås? You’d be forgiven if you haven’t. A city in central Sweden, it boasts a population of around 150,000. It is also home to the football club Våsterås SK Fotboll. They do not play in the more well-known Allsvenskan, the Swedish top tier, or even the Superettan, the second tier, […]


Generation Next: Alexander Isak – Meet Sweden’s talented heir to Zlatan Ibrahimovic

#GenerationNext is our regular feature on Just Football looking at the best upcoming young footballers to keep an eye on. Teenage striker Alexander Isak is making waves in Sweden. We take a look at the wonderkid many are (perhaps predictably) dubbing the next Zlatan… It’s not very often that a player from the Sweden Allsvenskan […]

Kevin De Bruyne

Classy Kevin De Bruyne and Leonardo Bonucci among top five players in Euro 2016 Group E

Our review of the top five players in each group of the group stages continues on Just Football as we pick out five noteworthy players from Group E. The group was more or less done after two games in this one, Italy’s head-to-head record over Belgium securing them top spot with a game to spare. […]

Dimitri Payet

Euro 2016 best players: From Eric Dier to Dimitri Payet – Every teams’ star performer of round one

The opening round of Euro 2016 games is done and dusted and it’s been a thrilling tournament so far. While in England the off-field crowd disturbances and clashes between England fans, Russian mobs and the French authorities has dominated headlines, the action on the pitch has also been of a high quality. Games have been […]

Euro 2016

Euro 2016 top scorer odds: Who will win the Golden Boot? 11 favourites, four outsiders

While various bookies will urge you to take an in-play punt on anything up to who will be the next player to tie their laces, one of the most popular pre-tournament bets is always based around who will pick up the Golden Boot. So let’s take a look at the Euro 2016 top scorer odds, favourites and […]


Young, gifted and Swedish: Five of the best young talents to watch in the 2016 Allsvenskan

There’s a new season underway in Sweden, and as the home of the reigning Under-21 European Champions, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Country is home to quite a few upcoming talents. In our latest Generation Next special, let’s take a look at five of the best young Swedish footballers you need to know about… by Nicholas Albert Oscar […]

Postcards from Yesteryear: Denmark 2-2 Sweden, Euro 2004 – Revenge of the ‘Blond and Beautiful’

It was a result many Italians foretold in a match that both Sweden and Denmark insisted they wanted to win. It was a result that sent the Azzurri packing, crying foul. It was a result that led to a Scandinavian party in Portugal, with the rest of Europe having a sly chuckle at Italy’s expense. […]

Pele, Charles and 1958: When Wales took on the World

Wales clinched their first ever European Championship qualification despite defeat in Bosnia-Herzegovina, with results elsewhere conspiring to seal their place. Amid wild and triumphant scenes both in Bosnia and in the subsequent, celebratory home match with Andorra, Chris Coleman’s team – a mixture of star quality and Welsh grit – secured their place in their […]

Memphis Depay

Life after Memphis: What next for PSV Eindhoven after selling Depay to Manchester United?

While Memphis Depay gets on with settling in at Manchester United after signing a four-year contract for £25 million, Tom Maas takes a look who could replace him in Phillip Cocu’s PSV Eindhoven side… Before leaving PSV in June, 21-year-old Memphis Depay scored 22 goals in 30 appearances last season – going a long way to helping the […]