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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Sweden

Last year
# coygig
'It's terribly unfortunate for the girls but it's an opportunity for others to step up'
Louise Quinn on Ireland’s defensive crisis, Sweden’s biggest strength, and how securing a result in Gothenburg is ‘really, really possible’.
# The mighty quinn
'I've learned how to play with no fear. I've been through a lot football-wise'
Louise Quinn is one of Ireland’s most established and experienced players.
# getting shirty
Sweden unveil kit stitched with details of 'how to stand a chance against us' before Ireland clash
The new kit is filled with stats and details also published to a website titled How to Stop Sweden.
# Malmo
Swedish police seek motive after two women die in school attack
The suspect in yesterday’s attack has been arrested.
# Malmo
Student arrested after two women die in Swedish school attack, police say
The two women, both aged in their 50s, “were employees of the school”, the police said.
# fourth dose
Sweden recommends fourth Covid-19 jab for over-80s
The country’s health agency said the jab should be taken four months after the previous dose, at the earliest.
# Covid-19
Sweden ends wide-scale Covid testing as pandemic restrictions lifted
The move puts the nation at odds with most of Europe, but experts say it could become the norm as costly testing yields fewer benefits with Omicron.
# Vaccines
Sweden opts against recommending Covid vaccines for children aged five to 11
The decision could be reassessed if the health situation changes, the authorities said.
All time
# Sweden
British sailor held in custody for further two weeks over ship collision
Prosecutors said he is being detained for ‘gross negligence in maritime traffic, aggravated drunken seafaring’ and causing another person’s death.
# Capsized
Arrests made over body found following cargo ship collision in Sweden
The Swedish Maritime Administration confirmed a second person is missing at sea.
# Sweden
Two missing after freight ships collide off Sweden
One of the vessels capsized.
# back again
Sweden elects first female prime minister for second time in a week
Magdalena Andersson resigned last week after seven hours when her budget failed to pass, but has been re-elected.
# Stockholm Saga
Swedish party leader to get second shot at PM role following resignation hours after appointment
Magdalena Andersson was elected prime minister yesterday but reisgned when the Greens quit the coalition.
# Sweden
Sweden's Prime Minister-elect resigns hours after being appointed
Her Government’s budget failed to pass and the Greens Party left the coalition government.
# The Tykes
Sweden U21 head coach announced as new Barnsley boss hours after defeat to Ireland
Poya Asbaghi’s final game in charge was last night’s 1-0 loss at Tallaght Stadium.
# Take a Bow
Watch: Former Ireland U21 star Elbouzedi scores brilliant long-range goal in Sweden
The ex-Waterford player appears to be really taking to life abroad.
# Podcast
The Football Family: Ireland v Sweden debrief, 2023 Women's World Cup qualifier
A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.
Republic of Ireland vs Sweden, Women's World Cup Qualifier
Ireland fell to a narrow defeat to Europe’s best side at Tallaght.
# Podcast
The Football Family: Ireland v Sweden preview, 2023 Women's World Cup qualifier
A free clip from the latest instalment of our football podcast, which is available exclusively to members.
# Swede Dreams
'Our tigers will be ready,' says Pauw as Ireland's World Cup dream begins
The Girls In Green face Sweden, the second best team in the world, on Thursday.
# coygig
Ireland women's squad vaccinated, as Pauw vows to 'support the movement' after NWSL scandal
‘This is happening too much in women’s sport, not only in women’s football but everywhere.’
# Abdulrazak Gurnah
Tanzanian novelist and former refugee wins Nobel Prize for Literature for works on colonialism
Abdulrazak Gurnah was forced to leave his home country of Tanzania as an 18-year-old
# Sweden
Threatened Swedish Mohammed cartoon artist and two police officers killed in road accident
The accident reportedly involved a truck colliding with a civilian police car.
# Gothenburg
'Suspect device' may have caused explosion at Swedish apartment block, police say
At least 16 people were hurt in the incident in Gothenburg, four of them suffering serious injuries.
# decision
Sweden pull plug on 'idiotic' training camp in Qatar over workers' rights
Qatar, which hosts next year’s World Cup, has repeatedly come under the spotlight over worker welfare issues.
# Mamma Mia
Abba have just released new music for the first time in 40 years - have a listen
The new album, Voyage, will be released on 5 November.
# Kebnekaise
Six Irish people airlifted from summit of Sweden's highest peak after being stranded overnight
The group of six men climbed Kebnekaise – the highest mountain in Sweden – yesterday.
The six Irish men are in good health this afternoon.
President of the Swedish Mountain Rescuers National Organisation said the group were not suitably dressed.
Temperatures plummeted as low as -10 degrees Celsius overnight.
# Review
Nordqvist wins British Open to claim third major, 13th-place finish for Maguire
The experienced 34-year-old shared the lead with playing partner Nanna Koerstz Madsen heading down the 18th, but a par was enough to secure victory.
# Swede deal
Sweden’s centre-right Moderates leader asked to try and form government
Ulf Kristersson was among those to oust Social Democrat Stefan Lofven who is acting as a caretaker until a new premier takes the reins.
# swede result
Sweden beat Slovakia 1-0 to move to brink of last-16
Emil Forsberg’s penalty settled a drab game in St Petersburg.
# Stalemate
Spain draw blank with Sweden in Euro 2020 opener
Spain dominated the game but couldn’t hit the net.
# ruled out
Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to miss Euro 2020
The 39-year-old sustained a knee injury during AC Milan’s 3-0 win at Juventus last week.
# world cup qualifiers
German players in 'human rights' message before Iceland victory and Zlatan sets up winner on Sweden return
A 3-0 win for Germany over Iceland tonight.
# Zlat's back
Ibrahimovic back in Sweden squad after five-year gap
‘The return of the God,’ he tweeted.
# vetlanda
22-year-old man accused of stabbing seven people in Sweden remanded in custody
The man was arrested after the attack on Wednesday afternoon in the quiet town of Vetlanda.
# Sweden
Swedish Prime Minister condemns 'horrific violence' after seven injured in suspected terror attack
The suspect was taken to hospital after being shot in the leg by police.
# vetlanda
Swedish police probe ‘terror attack’ after axe-wielding man injures eight
The suspect was shot in the leg by police when he was taken into custody.
# Stockholm
Sweden proposes pandemic law for broader shutdown powers
The Swedish government said the new law would enable it to close down businesses, shopping centres or public transport.
# Sweden
Swedish mother no longer suspected of holding son captive for decades
Reports said the man could barely walk, had almost no teeth and limited speech ability.
# not gone away
Ibrahimovic drops Sweden return hint ahead of Euros
The 39-year-old striker retired from international duty after Euro 2016.