Sweden national futsal team

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Sweden
Nickname(s)Blågult
(The Blue-Yellow)
AssociationSwedish Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMatija Đulvat
Asst coachLars Ternström
CaptainNicklas Asp
FIFA codeSWE
FIFA ranking70 (October 2018)[1]
Highest FIFA ranking58 (December 2015)
Lowest FIFA ranking77 (March 2018)
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
Appearances0
European Championship
Appearances0

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.[2] One month later, Sweden played their first competitive games and took three impressive victories in the qualification round for the 2014 European Championship.[3]

History[edit]

In 2005, an unofficial Swedish national team played a mini-tournament in Tehran against Iran and Japan.[4] 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.[5]

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
2020 To be determined
Total 0/9 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 Fourth place 4th 4 1 0 3 10 16
2018 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 20 16
Total 5/5 app. 1 title 18 8 3 7 59 56

2018–19 fixtures[edit]

For a complete list, see Sweden national futsal team results

Date Opponent Result Competition Location
25 September 2018  France L 0–3 International friendly Gävle, Sweden
26 September 2018  France L 2–5 International friendly Gävle, Sweden
29 October 2018  Netherlands W 4–1 International friendly Enköping, Sweden
30 October 2018  Netherlands L 2–4 International friendly Uppsala, Sweden
4 December 2018  Denmark W 6–5 2018 Nordic Cup Ringkøbing, Denmark
5 December 2018  Finland L 2–5 2018 Nordic Cup Ringkøbing, Denmark
6 December 2018  Greenland W 6–5 2018 Nordic Cup Ringkøbing, Denmark
8 December 2018  Norway W 6–1 2018 Nordic Cup Ringkøbing, Denmark
30 January 2019  Armenia W 3–1 2020 World Cup qualification Alingsås, Sweden
31 January 2019  Malta W 5–1 2020 World Cup qualification Alingsås, Sweden
2 February 2019  Belgium L 5–8 2020 World Cup qualification Alingsås, Sweden
14 April 2019  Montenegro L 5–7 International friendly Poreč, Croatia
15 April 2019  Tajikistan W 7–6 International friendly Poreč, Croatia
16 April 2019  Hungary L 2–5 International friendly Poreč, Croatia

All-time team record[edit]

As of 16 April 2019 (match vs. Hungary).

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Andorra 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2
 Armenia 2 1 0 1 6 5 +1
 Azerbaijan 1 0 0 1 2 8 −6
 Belarus 1 0 1 0 2 2 0
 Belgium 1 0 0 1 3 5 –2
 Croatia 2 0 0 2 1 12 −11
 Czech Republic 2 0 0 2 7 12 −5
 Denmark 8 2 2 4 25 28 −3
 England 4 2 1 1 12 13 –1
 Estonia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2
 Finland 7 2 0 5 16 28 –12
 France 6 0 0 6 12 26 −14
 Gibraltar 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4
 Greece 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3
 Greenland 3 3 0 0 16 8 +8
 Hungary 3 1 0 2 8 12 –4
 Israel 2 2 0 0 8 2 +6
 Latvia 2 2 0 0 12 9 +3
 Malta 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4
 Montenegro 3 0 1 2 12 21 –9
 Netherlands 2 1 0 1 6 5 +1
 North Macedonia 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2
 Norway 8 5 2 1 29 17 +12
 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
 Tajikistan 1 1 0 0 7 6 +1
 Turkey 4 1 1 2 11 12 –1
 Wales 2 0 1 1 4 5 –1
Total 73 30 9 34 245 265 −20

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Top five attendances in home matches.[6]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Futsal World Ranking
  2. ^ "Uddamålsförlust i premiärlandskampen" (in Swedish). SvFF. 11 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Sweden first to reach main round". UEFA.com. 24 January 2013.
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Landslaget" (in Swedish). Futsal.se.
  6. ^ http://fogis.se/om-svff/ar-for-ar/publikrekord/

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