Sweden will take on Switzerland in a women’s International friendly match on Tuesday 23rd October 2012, in what will be Pia Sundhage’s first game as the Swedish women’s national team head coach.


Pia Sundhage recently left the US national team after a very successful five years as their head coach to become the head coach of her home country, Sweden. Sundhage has appointed Lilie Persson as her assistant coach who will be responsible for attacking tactics, another coach who will be responsible for defence tactics is yet to be announced.


Pia has called up 24 players to the Swedish squad for the international friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday. Goalkeeper Lindahl is recovering from injury, which leaves Hammarström, Sofia Lundgren and Carola Söberg to fight for position. Sundhage has appointed Lotta Schelin and Caroline Seger as team captains.


The match will take place at the Myresjöhus Arena in Växjö and will be the Swedish women’s national football team’s last game of the year.


Sweden squad:
Kristin Hammarström (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC), Sofia Lundgren (Linköpings FC), Carola Söberg (Tyresö FF), Emma Berglund (Umeå IK FF), Sara Larsson (KIF Örebro DFF), Malin Levenstad (LdB FC Malmö), Lina Nilsson (LdB FC Malmö), Stina Segerström (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC), Annica Svensson (Tyresö FF), Sara Thunebro (FFC Frankfurt), Johanna Almgren (Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC), Kosovare Asllani (PSG), Lisa Dahlkvist (Tyresö FF), Nilla Fischer (Linköpings FC), Antonia Göransson (FFC Turbine Potsdam), Marie Hammarström (KIF Örebro DFF), Sofia Jakobsson (FC Rossiyanka), Emmelie Konradsson (Umeå IK FF), Caroline Seger (Tyresö FF), Jessica Landström (Djurgårdens IF DFF), Susanne Moberg (Kristianstads DFF), Elin Rubensson (LdB FC Malmö), Lotta Schelin (Olympique Lyonnais)
– Madelaine Edlund (Tyresö FF) was called up to the squad but has since been withdrawn after sustaining concussion during training with her club, no replacement has been called.


Switzerland’s coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg has called up a squad of 18 players:
Jennifer Oehrli (FC Basel), Gaëlle Thalmann (FC Torres Calcio), Caroline Abbé (SC Freiburg), Sandra Betschart (VFL Sindelfingen), Marie-Andrea Egli (SC Kriens), Rahel Graf (SC Kriens), Marina Keller (FC Zürich), Lara Keller (SC Kriens), Daniela Schwarz (Kolbotn IL), Ramona Bachmann (FC Malmö), Vanessa Bernauer (UD Levante), Ana Maria Crnogorcevic (1. FFC Frankfurt), Lara Dickenmann (Olympique Lyonnais), Fabienne Humm (FC Zürich), Selina Kuster, (Grasshopper Club Zürich), Martina Moser (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Claudia Stilz (FC Staad), Lia Wälti (BSC Young Boys)


Sweden Starting Line-up Switzerland Starting Line-up

Sofia Lundgren,
Lina Nilsson,
Emma Berglund,
Nilla Fischer,
Sara Thunebro,
Johanna Almgren,
Caroline Seger,
Lisa Dahlkvist,
Kosovare Asllani,
Lotta Schelin (c),
Sofia Jakobsson

Galle Thalmann,
Sandra Betschart,
Rahel Graf,
Caroline Abbe,
Lara Keller,
Claudia Stilz,
Vanessa Bernauer,
Martina Moser,
Fabienne Humm,
Ramona Bachmann,
Lara Dickenmann


Lina Lehtovaara


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Sweden 3-0 Switzerland (Jakobsson 1′, Asllani 46′, Göransson 77′)






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  1. Asa 8 years ago

    Germany 4 – 2 Japan

    Goals From:

    Leonie Meier 17′ (Germany)

    Shinobu Ohno 40′ (Japan)

    Celia Okoyino da Mbabi 46′ 87′ (Germany)

    Yuki Ogimi 60′ (Japan)

    Simone Laudehr  90+1′ (Germany)

    Attendance: 46,104

  2. Sebastian Kanty 9 years ago

    @John – lol…then uefa is wrong..has been called Östers Arena or something during development, but other than that I don’t know how they came to that name… Saw the same video as you, can’t say that it was hilarious, but it did what it was intended to do…to get some attention for the game..

  3. John Ternai 9 years ago

    @ Sebastian. I know it is cald Myresjö hus. I saw a video on you-tube with Seger and Dahlqvist who made a rebus of it…it was ha ha ha.

  4. John Ternai 9 years ago

    @ @ Sebastian. It is Uefa that cald it Baltic. not me.

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