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Sweden in the 2018 FIFA World Cup

2018 World Cup

In this post you will find all groups plus Sweden’s schedule in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Sweden was drawn against Germany, Mexico and South Korea. The 2018 World Cup is played June 14 – July 15 in 12 Russian cities. It is the 21st men’s World Cup. In the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Germany won the final against Argentina. Sweden’s matches in the 2018 World Cup Date / (Swedish) Time |…
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Nations League explained

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Friendly football games are usually labelled as boring sleeping pills, with teams resting their best players, low number of spectators and general dullness. Before the European Championships 2020, that situation is about to change, with the new Nations League qualifiers. Nations League explained The idea behind Nations League is simple: The European teams are divided into four groups, A-D, based on ranking. The teams will face each other in a number of friendly matches, starting…
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Schedule, IIHF World Juniors 2018

World Juniors 2018

The 2018 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Champions are hosted in Buffalo, United States, December 26 2017 – January 5 2018. In this post you find the groups, Team Sweden’s games and dates for playoffs. 10 teams are divided into 2 groups where four teams from every group advances to the quarterfinals. In 2017, Team USA won the gold after defeating Canada in the final game. Russia won the bronze game against Sweden. Groups, IIHF…
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Olympic Hockey 2018 format

Olympic Hockey 2018

The men’s Olympic Hockey tournament in PyeongChang, South Korea 2018 follows a format of three groups with four teams in each group. The group winners and the best placed runner-up will advance to the quarter finals, while the other two runner-ups will play a qualification game for the last spot in the play-offs. In this post you will find the groups, dates for playoffs and Team Sweden’s schedule. In Sochi 2014, Sweden lost the final…
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IAAF World Championships London 2017: finals!

Usain Bolt

The IAAF World Championships are hosted in London, GB, August 4-13 2017. We look forward to see top athletes perform on the same stage as the 2012 Olympic Games. In this post we present the final / medal events, day by day: Date. Event, Men/Women (noteworthy participant): August 4: 10 000 metres, M (Mo Farah) August 5: Discus Throw, M | Long Jump, M | 10 000 metres, W | 100 metres, M (Usain Bolt)…
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Which teams play in the Confederations Cup 2017 (and why?)

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The year before the FIFA World Cup, the Confederations Cup is played in the host country. June 17 – July 2, 2017, the tournament is played in Russia. In this post we present the participating nations, as well with an explanation of why they are included in the Cup . The eight teams in the 2017 Confederations Cup is divided into two groups. The top two teams of each group will advance to the semifinal (28th and…
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IIHF World Championship 2017: Sweden won the gold!

Sweden hockey

When Sweden’s head coach Rikard Grönborg got 19 reinforcements from the NHL in this year’s edition of the Three Crowns, Sweden was ranked as one of the favorites for the gold in the World Championship behind Canada and Russia. Strong names such as Nicklas Bäckström, William Nylander and Henrik Lundqvist could be found in the squad. However, at the start of the tournament, Sweden had difficulties getting their game together. Sloppy plays and unnecessary penalties…
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IIHF World Championship 2017: Quarter finals

international ice hockey

The group stage of the Hockey World Championship 2017 is over and a total of eight teams have advanced to the playoffs. The following teams will face each other in the quarter finals on Thursday May 18: Switzerland – Sweden A NHL-reinforced Three Crowns advanced to the playoffs without any major issues. On the other hand, Sweden lost to both Russia and the United States, which were the biggest competitors in the group. Sweden has…
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The Stanley Cup Round of 16, 2017

Stanley Cup

The regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL) 2016-17 is over, and the playoffs have started. In this post you will find match-ups for the Round of 16 together with comments. Spring is here, and so are the NHL playoffs! Stanley Cup Round of 16, 2017 Chicago Blackhawks – Nashville Predators Comment: The dynasty Chicago will advance from this meeting. Minnesota Wild – St. Louis Blues Comment: St Louis Blues still has no Stanley Cup title….
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Programme, Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships

Charlotte Kalla

After two years, it is time again: The Lahti 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships are up. Last time the championships were held in Swedish Falun, 2015. This time we turn east to Finland with hopes of snow, gold and good glide beneath the participants’ skis. In this post you will find the schedule for the 2017 Championships, day by day, February 22 – March 5. All times are in Central European Time. Schedule, 2017 FIS…
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