Sweden v Belgium

Sweden 0 - 1 Belgium
22 Jun 2016 - 23:00Stade de Nice - Nice

Sweden v Belgium Line-ups


Official line-ups not yet available

Official squad list

Sweden

Goalkeepers

# NAME AGE CLUB
1 Andreas Isaksson 34 Kasımpasa
12 Robin Olsen 26 København
23 Patrik Carlgren 24 AIK

Defenders

# NAME AGE CLUB
2 Mikael Lustig 29 Celtic
3 Erik Johansson 27 København
4 Andreas Granqvist 31 Krasnodar
5 Martin Olsson 28 Norwich
13 Pontus Jansson 25 Torino
14 Victor Lindelöf 21 Benfica
17 Ludwig Augustinsson 22 København

Midfielders

# NAME AGE CLUB
6 Emil Forsberg 24 Leipzig
7 Sebastian Larsson 31 Sunderland
8 Albin Ekdal 26 Hamburg
9 Kim Källström 33 Grasshoppers
15 Oscar Hiljemark 23 Palermo
16 Pontus Wernbloom 29 CSKA Moskva
18 Oscar Lewicki 23 Malmo
21 Jimmy Durmaz 27 Olympiacos
22 Erkan Zengin 30 Trabzonspor

Forwards

# NAME AGE CLUB
10 Zlatan Ibrahimović 34 Paris
11 Marcus Berg 29 Panathinaikos
19 Emir Kujovic 27 Norrkoping
20 John Guidetti 24 Celta

Belgium

 

Goalkeepers

# NAME AGE CLUB
1 Thibaut Courtois 24 Chelsea
12 Simon Mignolet 27 Liverpool
13 Jean-Francois Gillet 37 Mechelen

 

Defenders

# NAME AGE CLUB
2 Toby Alderweireld 27 Tottenham
3 Thomas Vermaelen 30 Barcelona
5 Jan Vertonghen 29 Tottenham
15 Jason Denayer 20 Galatasara
16 Thomas Meunier 24 Club Brugge
18 Christian Kabasele 25 Gen
21 Jordan Lukaku 21 Oostend
23 Laurent Ciman 30 Montreal

Midfielders

# NAME AGE CLUB
4 Radja Nainggolan 28 Rom
6 Alex Witsel 27 Zenit
7 Kevin de Bruyne 24 Man. Cit
8 Marouane Fellaini 28 Man. United
10 Eden Hazard 25 Chelsea
11 Yannick Carrasco 22 Atletico
19 Mousa Dembele 28 Tottenham

 

Forwards

# NAME AGE CLUB
9 Romelu Lukaku 23 Everton
14 Dries Mertens 29 Napoli
17 Divock Origi 21 Liverpool
20 Christian Benteke 25 Liverpool
22 Michy Batsuayi 22 Marseille

 

Sweden were beaten in their only previous UEFA European Championship finals meeting with Belgium, but will hope to defeat their opponents for the first time since October 1961 in Group E.

Previous meetings
• Sweden’s record in 15 encounters with Belgium is W5 D2 L8 (W2 D0 L3 in competitive games). They have not won in the sides’ last three contests (D1 L2) since a FIFA World Cup qualifying success in October 1961.

• Co-hosts Belgium, featuring current coach Marc Wilmots in their lineup, overcame Sweden 2-1 in the opening match of UEFA EURO 2000 thanks to goals from Bart Goor and Émile Mpenza. However, neither team reached the quarter-finals.

• The teams for that game in Brussels on 10 June 2000 were:
Belgium: De Wilde, Deflandre, Valgaeren, Staelens, Vanderhaeghe, Wilmots, Goor, Mpenza, Strupar (Nilis 69), Verheyen (Peeters 88), Léonard (Van Kerckhoven 72).
Sweden: Hedman, Nilsson (Lucic 46), P Andersson, Björklund, Ljungberg, Pettersson (Larsson 50), Alexandersson, Mellberg, D Andersson (Osmanovski 70), Mjällby, K Andersson.

• At the Friends Arena in June 2014, the countries met for the first time since that Brussels encounter. Visitors Belgium won 2-0 courtesy of goals from Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard.

• Belgium defeated Sweden home and away in qualifying for the 1954 World Cup, with Sweden turning the tables for the 1962 tournament – although they did not qualify for the finals in Chile.

 

Sweden: Top five goals in qualifying

EURO facts – Sweden
• Sweden are competing at their fifth successive EURO finals, and their sixth in total. They have not made it through the group stage since reaching the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2004.

• Sweden’s greatest feat to date is reaching the final of the 1958 World Cup as hosts, losing 5-2 to Brazil. In their best EURO campaign they progressed to the last four of the 1992 edition, succumbing 3-2 to Germany.

• Zlatan Ibrahimović was the second highest scorer in UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying with 11 goals – including three in the play-offs.

• The only Swedish side to have previously played a UEFA game in Nice  is Örgryte, who lost 2-1 to Nice in a 2003 UEFA Intertoto Cup second round match.

EURO facts – Belgium
• This is Belgium’s first UEFA European Championship final tournament since they co-hosted UEFA EURO 2000 with the Netherlands, and their fifth EURO in total.

 

Belgium’s EURO star: Kevin De Bruyne

• The Red Devils’ biggest achievement to date is reaching the final of the 1980 EURO, where they lost 2-1 to West Germany in Rome.

• The only previous Belgian side to have played a competitive game in Nice won 1-0 against Northern Ireland at the 1951 FIFA Youth Tournament Under-18.

Coach and player links
• Have played together:
Zlatan Ibrahimović (Sweden) & Thomas Vermaelen and Jan Vertonghen (Belgium) – Ajax, 2003–04

Andreas Isaksson (Sweden) and Dries Mertens (Belgium) – PSV Eindhoven, 2011–12