Sweden

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THE MOST HIGHLY DECORATED TEAM

With 11 world medals, including 4 titles, Sweden is a colossus on Planet Handball. This dominance began to wane in Paris in 2001, when playing against the French team in a legendary final. The blistering pace of Grégory Anquetil on the right wing still haunts the memories of Swedish handball players beaten at the final whistle by Daniel Costantini’s men. Sweden had no inkling that the silver medal would be their last world medal until now. However, winning the European Championship title in 2002 and a silver medal at the London Olympics in 2012 has slowed the decline of the Swedish team, whose stars at the height of their dominance included names such as Stefan Lövgren, Magnus Wislander and Staffan Olsson. Not seen much at the Games in Rio (where it was eliminated in the group stages), the Swedish team has a strong desire to triumph in France, in the territory of a team that it had previously dominated for a long time, before the unruly pupils rebelled against the Swedish masters…


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DID YOU KNOW?

Sweden is the only nation to have had five consecutive podium finishes at the World Championships. An exceptional run, on two separate occasions, which illustrates the periods of huge domination by the Scandinavians: from 1938 to 1964 and from 1990 to 2001. Sweden is also the only country to reach the final on seven occasions, a statistic which France could equal in the 2017 World Championship…


COACH: Kristjan ANDRESSON (Iceland)

STATISTICS

PLAYERS

  • SWE-23-LAGERGREN-ALBIN
    Albin Lagergren 11/09/1992 Right Back
  • SWE-35-NILSSON-ANDREAS
    Andreas Nilsson 12/04/1990 Pivot
  • SWE-12-PALICKA-ANDREAS
    Andreas Palicka 10/07/1986 Goalkeeper
  • 21_FREND_OFORS_EMIL
    Emil FREND OFORS 13/09/1994 Left Back
  • SWE-18-PETTERSSON-FREDRIC
    Frederic Pettersson 11/02/1989 Pivot
  • SWE-09-TOLLBRING-JERRY
    Jerry Tollbring 13/09/1995 Left Wing
  • SWE-14-KONRADSSON-JESPER
    Jesper Konradsson 04/06/1994 Centre Back
  • SWE-36-NIELSEN-JESPER
    Jesper Nielsen 30/09/1989 Pivot
  • SWE-24-GOTTFRIDSSON-JIM
    Jim Gottfrindson 02/09/1992 Centre Back
  • SWE-65-NILSSON-LUKAS
    Lukas Nilsson 12/04/1990 Left Back
  • SWE-32-ZACHRISSON-MATTIAS
    Mattias Zachrisson 22/03/1990 Right Wing
  • SWE-07-DARJ-MAX
    Max Darj 27/09/1991 Pivot
  • SWE-20-APPELGREN-MIKAEL
    Mikael Appelgren 06/09/1989 Goalkeeper
  • SWE-10-EKBERG-NICLAS
    Niclas Ekberg 23/12/1988 Right Wing
  • SWE-28-STENMALM-PHILIP
    Philip Stenmalm 03/03/1992 Left Back
  • SWE-05-JEPPSSON-SIMON
    Simon Jeppsson 15/07/1996 Left Back