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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# Sweden

All time
# covid-19 pandemic
'Don't have parties. Cancel': Sweden limits public gatherings to 8 people
Sweden has taken a loose approach to restrictions up until now. But it’s introducing “unprecedented” restrictions from this week.
# Business As Usual
Liverpool striker scores twice as Portugal cruise to victory in Ronaldo's absence
Diogo Jota’s brace helped his side to a comfortable Nations League win over Sweden this evening.
# greta thunberg
Greta Thunberg joins demonstrators outside Swedish Parliament for day of global climate protests
Thunberg started her solo protests outside Sweden’s parliament in Stockholm on 20 August 2018.
# Lockdown
Should Ireland be like Sweden or New Zealand? Experts disagree on the next steps in the pandemic
What can Ireland learn from other countries as we enter the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic?
# Riots
Riots break out in Sweden after protesters host Koran-burning rally in Malmo
About 300 people were on the streets of Malmo with violence escalating throughout the evening.
# Coronavirus
Covid-19: Swedish cases double to 77,000 since May; Brazil reaches 2 million infections
Sweden’s softer approach to fighting the coronavirus drew global attention
# olof palme
Prosecutors end probe into 1986 murder of Swedish PM as main suspect is dead
Palme was gunned down on 28 February 1986 after leaving the cinema.
# Coronavirus
Sweden didn't lock down during pandemic, but its economy still looks set to plunge
Sweden’s response to Covid-19 has differed to most countries.
# Lockdown
Sweden admits Covid-19 response could have been better amid criticism of 'softer' approach
However, the country’s top epidemiologist defended the decision not to impose a strict lockdown.
# covid19
'We couldn't have coped with further spread': Ireland's officials on why we didn't take the Swedish approach
Professor Philip Nolan said the restrictions implemented here “had an enormous effect” on the spread of the disease.
# foul stench
Covid-19: Swedish city to spread tonne of chicken manure to stop revellers gathering in park
Today’s Walpurgis Eve celebrations usually sees people gather and drink beer.
# Coronavirus
Debunked: No, Sweden has not suppressed Covid-19 more than countries with stricter measures
Social media posts have claim Sweden has stopped the spread of the Covid-19 virus without restrictions on movement.
# less restrictive
'It is an outlier': How Sweden's Covid-19 response has differed from other European countries
The Swedish government’s response to the virus allows a relatively liberal amount of personal freedom.
# greta thunberg foundation
Greta Thunberg ‘using award money to create sustainability foundation’
The teenage climate activist was one of four recipients of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award.
# TAKING ACTION
Ibrahimovic files 'hate crime' complaint after angry fans vandalise statute
The incident took place one day after becoming part-owner of the Swedish club Hammarby.
# fantastic four
Here are the highlights of the Ireland U21 side's superb win against Sweden
Stephen Kenny’s youngsters came from behind in Tallaght to register another very impressive victory.
# Ibrahimovic
‘I’ll give you £50 for every decent first touch you make': Zlatan reveals Lukaku snubbed bet
The Swede jokingly slated his former Man United team-mate for having a heavy first touch.
# Concern
Worry for Man United, as David de Gea injured on international duty
The Red Devils look set to be without their goalkeeper for their crunch clash against Liverpool.
# Swede Disposition
Rodrigo's last-gasp equaliser secures Spain's qualification for Euro 2020
Marcus Berg’s goal had Sweden on the cusp of a memorable triumph over the Spanish this evening.
# Reaction
Stephen Kenny hails 'outstanding' Ireland U21 side after superb win in Sweden
Ireland came from behind to record a 3-1 victory in this evening’s European Championship qualifier.
# future is bright
Troy Parrott and Conor Masterson goals help Ireland U21s bag impressive win in Sweden
A double from Parrott and a fine header from Masterson secured three points.
# over and out
Henrik Larsson quits as Helsingborg manager after two months due to verbal abuse from fans
The 47-year-old oversaw eight games in charge during his second spell as manager.
# Stockholm
US rapper A$AP Rocky convicted of assault in Sweden
The rapper was given a suspended sentence.
# asap rocky
US rapper A$AP Rocky released pending Sweden assault verdict
He and two others had been held in custody ahead of their trial because the court deemed him a “flight risk”.
# uncertainty
Bayern prospect Johansson's eligibility for Ireland thrown into doubt
The FAI and the player’s representatives are liasing with Fifa over the issue, but Johansson today admitted he may yet play for Sweden.
# Sweden
Rapper A$AP Rocky tells court he was 'scared' and tried to 'walk away' during street fight
The rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, faces up to two years in prison over the incident.
# Sweden
US rapper A$AP Rocky pleads self-defence at assault trial
The rapper was arrested on 3 July in Sweden along with three other people.
# Stockholm
Donald Trump calls on Sweden to 'free' rapper A$AP Rocky as trial approaches
The rapper was arrested on 3 July following a street brawl.
# a$ap rocky
Man involved in fight with A$AP Rocky avoids charges, as prosecutors say he acted in self defence
The fight between two men and A$AP Rocky in Stockholm on 30 June led to the 3 July arrest of the rapper.
# new recruit
Sweden World Cup hero becomes first signing for Real Madrid women's team
The Spanish Giants will have a top-flight team next season.
# Underdogs
'I believe we can cause an upset, a lot of the lads do. We gave them too much respect last time'
St Pat’s captain Ian Bermingham is expecting a reaction from his players as they go to IFK Norrköping chasing a 2-0 deficit.
# umea
Nine people dead as small plane carrying parachutists crashes in Sweden
The cause of the crash is not yet known.
# Transfer News
Key defender departs Leeds after reportedly falling out with Bielsa
Pontus Jansson has joined Brentford for a reported £5.5million.
# var-tbreak
England's World Cup campaign ends in heartbreak as Sweden win third place play-off
Phil Neville’s side go home from France empty-handed as the Swedes take bronze.
# Homicide
Surge in shootings in Sweden as warring criminal gangs settle scores
“It’s about strengthening the sense of community and showing who’s the toughest.”
AS IT HAPPENED
Netherlands v Sweden, Women's World Cup semi-final
Relive all the drama as the Dutch found a winner in extra-time to book their place in Sunday’s decider.
# Upset
Sweden shock Germany to advance to World Cup semi-finals
The Swedes conjured one of the biggest surprises of the competition to set up a last-four clash with the Netherlands.
# world stage
Wexford's Michelle O'Neill will officiate World Cup quarter-final between Germany and Sweden
The 40-year-old assistant referee is officiating at her second World Cup this summer in France.
# Onwards
Double dose of penalty drama as Sweden clinch World Cup quarter-final spot
Canada missed a spot-kick while the winners were denied one by VAR.
# Light work
Sweden cruise past Thailand to make World Cup last 16
The Swedes moved top of Group F with a 5-1 win this afternoon.