Author Archive: Chicken Swede

FIFA World Cup 2018: Semifinals!

FIFA World Cup 2018

It is time for semifinals in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. In this post we take a look on the results of the quarterfinals, and predict the outcomes of the semifinals. Tuesday July 10: France vs Belgium The French team, “Les Bleus”,  has been a bit of an outsider in the talk before the World Cup, but now they have reached the semifinal after winning their group, and then eliminating Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the…
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How Sweden DESTROYED the Swiss sportsyear 2018

FIFA World Cup 2018

People often mix up Sweden and Switzerland. In 2018, there should be no question about what team is the dominant nation when it comes to important stuff, such as team sports. The two nations have faced each other in the Olympic Hockey, the Hockey World Championship and lately, the round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup. Sweden has won each game, leading to another gold medal in the World Championship, and an advancement to…
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Round of 16

FIFA World Cup 2018

It is time for the Round of 16 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 and Sweden is one of 16 teams that have advanced to the playoffs. Through a win against South Korea (1-0) in the opening match, a tough loss in the final in the final seconds against now eliminated Germany (1-2) and a solid win against Mexico in the last match (3-0) Sweden won its group and is now facing Switzerland in the…
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Team Sweden won the 2018 IIHF Hockey World Championship

Sweden hockey

Team Sweden won their 2nd consecutive gold in the IIHF 2018 Hockey World Championship in Denmark. As in 2017, the final game was decided by a shootout. Then, Sweden’s national team “Three Crowns” defeated Team Canada. This year, Switzerland was the opponent. The road to the finals The 2018 edition of the Three Crowns was characterized by two features a) 20 players from the national hockey league (NHL), b) an average age of only 24 years….
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Continued and cancelled TV-shows 2018

TV shows

In this post we list the status of several popular TV-series: Is your favorite TV-show: a) going for another season, b) cancelled for good, or c) undecided? These shows will continue: 12 Monkeys (SYFY) – (last season) 9-1-1 (FOX) Alone Togethe (Freeform) American Crime Story (FX) American Dad! (TBS) American Gods (Starz) American Horror Story (FX) American Vandal (Netflix) Angie Tribeca (TBS) Animal Kingdom (TBS) Animals (HBO) Anne With an E (Netflix) Archer (FXX) Arrow…
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2018 Swedish Hockey League (SHL) Playoffs schedule

SHL

Växjö Lakers won the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) 2018 after defeating Skellefteå AIK in the final series with a crushing 4-0 streak (7-0, 4-0, 4-1 and 5-0). April 17 – 28 Finals (best of 7) Växjö Lakers – Skellefteå AIK Comment: A true heavyweight battle for the 2018 SHL trophy! April 2 – 15, Semifinals (best of 7) Växjö – Malmö Comment: Malmö managed to outmaneuver Frölunda in the quarterfinals through a solid defensive game….
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Eurovision song contest 2018 odds

Eurovision Song Contest

May 2, the 2018 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest music competition is hosted in Portugal. In this entry you will find outright winner odds for 15 countries in the competition. Click on the odds box from Paf to place a bet (search for “Eurovision” on their odds page to find the correct section). Israel are favorites, while Sweden’s contribution, Benjamin Ingrosso’s “Dance you off” is ranked four and played to 9 times the stake….
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Swedish highlights in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Olympic Games 2018

In this post you will find highlights with Swedish participants in the 2018 Winter Olympics, day by day. We are updating the post with results as the games are progressing. We are also completing results as the Olympic Games continue. All times indicated are in Swedish time zone. The 2018 Winter Olympics are hosted in South Korea: When the time is 12:00, lunch time in Sweden, it is 20:00 in the evening in South Korea….
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We summarize: The Swedish sports year 2017

sports

In this post we summarize the Swedish sports year 2017. Despite being a so-called ‘mid year’ without major Olympic or soccer tournaments, we have been able to enjoy several exciting competitions. Gold in The Bandy World Championships Sweden hosted the Bandy World Cup in 2017. The host nation advanced to the playoffs through three straight victories (against Russia, Finland and Kazakhstan) in the group stage. Germany was defeated by 34 (!) – 6 in the…
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2018 Champions League: Round of 16

UEFA Champions League

In February, the playoffs in the Champions League begin. In Sweden, we especially look forward to the matchup between Manchester United and Sevilla. Currently, there are two Swedish players in United: Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Victor Nilsson Lindelöf, however there are questions about the status of ‘Ibra’s’ knee. In this post you can read about the round of 16 matchups with game dates and predictions. As usual, the teams play each other twice. Goal difference followed…
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