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Germany vs Sweden

The superstar will only be a spectator. All the important facts about the World Cup match Germany vs Sweden.

Germany vs Sweden
Germany vs Sweden © dpa

When and where will Germany be playing Sweden at the 2018 World Cup?

The match will kick off at 20 hours (CEST) on 23 June at the Olympic Stadium in Sochi.

Germany and Sweden head-to-head

Nothing in it between the two sides in 38 games: 15 victories, 8 draws and 15 defeats for Germany. Their last encounter was a World Cup qualifier in 2014 in Solna (Sweden); it ended 3:5 for Germany.

Which players from Sweden should you know?

One of the team’s stars is striker Emil Forsberg of RB Leipzig. Sweden’s real superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, currently plays for LA Galaxy in the US Major League Soccer, but he’s only travelling to Russia as a representative.

Which Swedish players have played in the German Bundesliga?

Apart from RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg, Sweden’s World Cup squad includes Ludwig Augustinsson of Werder Bremen and Albin Ekdal from Hamburger SV, although the team has just been relegated from the Bundesliga.

What else do you need to know about group opponents Sweden?

  • The Swedes qualified for the World Cup with a 1:0 win and a 0:0 draw against Italy in the World Cup play-offs.
  • Their greatest successes were as World Cup runners-up in 1958 in Sweden and European Championship semi-finalists in 1992.
  • No player from Sweden’s First Division has made it into the World Cup squad.
  • The team are also known as the ‘Blågult’ (Blue-Yellow).