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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Sweden

All time
# absence
Spain assistant boss hopes he's filled in for Luis Enrique for the last time
Luis Enrique missed a third successive Spain game on Monday. His assistant hopes the former Barcelona coach returns in September.
# Review
Manager absent again as Spain maintain 100% start
Luis Enrique’s continued absence has not impacted the team’s results.
'Swedish football is in mourning' - former Uefa president Johansson passes away
Lennart Johansson was at the helm from 1990 to 2007.
# Extradition
Swedish court rejects request to detain Julian Assange over 2010 rape case
An extradition request for the WikiLeaks founder has already been issued by the US, where Assange is facing 18 charges.
# Sweden
Prosecutors issue formal request to hold Julian Assange on suspicion of rape
It’s the first step towards seeking his extradition to Sweden.
# not there
Luis Enrique backed by Spain despite continued absence for family reasons
The federation’s bosses insist there is no plan to replace him.
# Sweden
Sweden to reopen rape case against Julian Assange
The prosecutor announced the decision today.
# Roundup
Netherlands hit five past England to reach quarter-finals while Belgium see off Greece
It was a busy day of action in the Uefa U17 European Championships across the country.
# Opportunity
Former Man United starlet aiming to rebuild his career in Sweden
Ravel Morrison has struggled to settle anywhere since leaving Old Trafford.
# All Clear
Man admitted to hospital in Sweden with suspected Ebola found not to have disease
The man had recently returned from a trip in Burundi.
# forever young
'They made me feel like Benjamin Button. I was getting younger and younger'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic said moving to Manchester United at the age of 34 made him feel young again.
# Ousted
Swedish parliament ousts Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in vote of no-confidence
A total of 204 of 349 members of parliament voted against Lofven, while 142 voted in favour of him.
# Ballymun
Nap areas, meatball mounds and a 'tornado' vending machine - behind the scenes at Ikea
We take a tour of the Swedish furniture giant’s lucrative Dublin store’s little-seen areas.
# goalazo
#DaretoZlatan - Ibrahimovic joins Ronaldo and Messi in 500 club with outrageous goal
Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 500th career goal with an incredible flick for LA Galaxy on Saturday.
# Election
Sweden faces political deadlock after far-right make election gains
Noting the parliamentary deadlock, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven extended an invitation to the opposition.
# Elections
Far-right tipped to win big as Swedes vote
The party has roots in the neo-Nazi movement.
# Gothenburg
Masked vandals torch dozens of cars in Sweden in attack arranged on social media
Two suspects have been arrested so far.
# Shooting
Swedish police probed for killing man with Down Syndrome who had a toy gun
Eric Torell was shot dead by a police patrol in the residential neighbourhood of Vasastan.
# strike action
Ryanair says new talks should happen after Friday's strike as 'damage already done'
The airline said last week that all 3,500 customers affected by the cancellations have already been notified.
# Jewel Heist
International manhunt launched after thieves use motorboat to steal Swedish national treasures
The theft occurred just before midday on Tuesday, when two gold burial crowns were stolen from Stragnas Cathedral.
# Deportation
Swedish student's stunt to save Afghan man from deportation goes viral
The incident took place on Monday.
# Man Of His Word
Ibrahimovic vows to honour David Beckham bet and wear England shirt at Wembley
The LA Galaxy star lost a bet to Beckham after England beat Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals.
# Europa League
Hoops exit Europa League despite courageous battle through extra-time in Stockholm
Shamrock Rovers bowed out in their Europa League first-round qualifier after extra-time in Sweden.
# Pick of the litter
'Pickford is the prototype of what a modern goalkeeper should be'
The England goalkeeper made a trio of brilliant saves in their 2-0 quarter-final defeat of Sweden yesterday.
# Three Lions
England through to World Cup semi-finals as headers from Maguire and Alli sink Swedes
Headers either side of half-time from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli saw England ease past Sweden on Saturday.
Sweden vs England, World Cup quarter-final
We went minute-by-minute as England and Sweden clashed at the Samara Arena for a place in the World Cup semi-finals.
# toys out of the pram
'We don't turn up and waltz around': Southgate snaps back at England 'spoilt children' claims
Having been branded as “spoilt children” by their opponents, the England manager has moved to reject such criticism.
# Update
Injury-stricken Jamie Vardy the only doubt as England prepare for Sweden
As of now, it looks like he’ll miss their World Cup quarter-final.
# Bouncing Back
'Yesterday was a massive milestone for us as a group because we hadn't won a knockout game for so long'
Eric Dier is confident that the defeat to Iceland at Euro 2016 can be consigned to memory.
# Russia 2018
Vardy doubtful for England's World Cup quarter-final after last-minute penalty switch
The Leicester City striker came on as a substitute in the shootout win over Colombia, but he is struggling with a groin problem.
# Knockout Stages
Bundesliga star Forsberg on target as Sweden book World Cup quarter-final spot
Emil Forsberg’s deflected strike was enough to seal Sweden’s passage into the last eight on Tuesday.
Sweden v Switzerland, World Cup last 16
Sweden played Switzerland for a place in the quarter-finals.
# Solidarity
Sweden's Sports Minister wears football jersey to parliament after World Cup player suffers racial attacks
Annika Strandhall wore a Jimmy Durmaz football jersey in parliament to show her support for the winger.
# Kroos missile
Germany suspends two members of backroom staff over spat with Swedes
Uli Voigt and Georg Behlau have been told not to attend tomorrow’s final Group F match against South Korea.
# Making a stand
'F*** racism!' - Sweden players rally behind team-mate's powerful statement after online threats
Winger Jimmy Durmaz was targeted on social media after conceding the free-kick that led to Toni Kroos’ winner for Germany.
Germany v Sweden, World Cup 2018, Group G
The reigning champions needed to bounce back with a win in Sochi this evening after losing out to Mexico.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Did Sweden shut down a music festival because of attacks carried out by migrants?
A Facebook post from has been shared widely since it was posted earlier today.
# Criminal Gangs
Three dead after drive-by shooting in Swedish city of Malmo
Sweden’s justice minister called the shootings an “abominable crime”.
# Blame Game
Zlatan Ibrahimovic slams Swedish media over World Cup snub
Sweden coach Janne Andersson previously shut the door on the star player making a return to the squad.