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Sweden was able to win a tough group that included Mexico and Germany, setting itself up for a matchup with Switzerland in the knockouts. A 1-0 win in the round of 16 sent Sweden to the quarterfinals, but it would advance no further, as England scored twice while keeping its quarterfinal opponent at nil the whole way through.

Here's what you need to know about Sweden at the World Cup.

Competition history

World Cup appearances: 12
Best finish: Runner-up in 1958
Last World Cup: 2006


Monday, June 18: Sweden 1, South Korea 0     
Saturday, June 23: Germany 2, Sweden 1     
Wednesday, June 27: Sweden 3, Mexico 0 

Tuesday, July 3: Sweden 1, Switzerland 0 in round of 16
Saturday, July 7: England 2, Sweden 0 in quarterfinals


Sweden is going to to have to find consistent options in attack to have a chance to move on. Getty Images

Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen (FC Copenhagen), Karl-Johan Johnsson (Guingamp), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea City).

Defenders: Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Victor Nilsson-Lindelof (Manchester United), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar), Martin Olsson (Swansea City), Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen), Filip Helander (Bologna), Pontus Jansson (Leeds United), Emil Krafth (Bologna).

Midfielders: Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg), Viktor Claesson (Krasnodar), Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders), Sebastian Larsson (Hull City), Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse), Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa), Marcus Rohden (Crotone).

Forwards: Marcus Berg (Al Ain), Ola Toivonen (Toulouse), John Guidetti (Celta Vigo), Isaac Kiese-Thelin (Waasland-Beveren). 

Best Player

Emil Forsberg. The 26-year-old winger is an impressive, speedy and clinical player who will see the ball plenty. He's done well at Red Bull Leipzig since his move from Malmo in 2013 and already has 36 caps with the national team. He'll be counted on as the creator in attack. 

Player to watch

John Guidetti. The former Manchester City man hasn't lived up to some high expectations. He had one good season on loan at Feyenoord but other than that has been inconsistent. He's strong and good in the air, but it feels like there is a shortage of confidence. 

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