History. Sweden has traditionally been a strong team in international football, with 12 World Cup appearances and 3 medals in the Olympics. The Swedish team finished second in the 1958 World Cup, when it was the host team, being beaten by Brazil 5–2 in the final. Sweden has also finished third twice, in 1950 and 1994.
Where does Sweden rank in football?
Position of Sweden men’s national soccer team in the FIFA World Ranking from 1992 to 2020
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Has Sweden ever won a World Cup?
They have been present at 12 out of 21 World Cups by 2018. Throughout the World Cup history, Brazil became Sweden’s historical rival. The two countries have met each other seven times but Sweden never won, with five victories for the Brazilian side and two draws.
Which country football is best?
World Football / Soccer Rankings
What sports are Sweden good at?
Sweden is a country with a high interest in sport. It is estimated that about half the population is active in some sport. The most popular sports that Swedes play are handball, football, golf, athletics and gymnastics. Other common games played or competed in are tennis, ice hockey, basketball, table tennis and bandy.
What is the lowest ranked football team?
The 10 worst national teams in the world according to the FIFA world rankings
- 204: San Marino.
- 205: The British Virgin Islands.
- 206: Anguilla.
- 207: The Bahamas.
- 208: Eritrea.
- 209: Gibraltar.
- 210: Somalia.
- 211: Tonga.
What is the lowest ranked FIFA country?
2018 FIFA World Cup hosts Russia had the lowest ranking (70th) at the tournament, where they reached the quarter-finals before bowing out to eventual finalists Croatia on penalties.
Did Pele score in 1958 World Cup?
At age 17, Pelé simultaneously became the youngest player to participate in, score, and win a World Cup final. Conversely, Nils Liedholm became the oldest player to score in a World Cup Final at 35 years 263 days.