Andreas Granqvist

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Being predicted to struggle in their attempt to secure a place in the last eight against Mexico, Sweden proved everyone's wrong as they destroyed their Concacaf giant 3-0. Needing all three points to ensure their passage into the next round, the Scandinavian side immediately go on the offensive as they search for that quick goal.…
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Sweden marked their return to World Cup finals since their last participation back in 2006 with a victory as they defeated Korea Republic 1-0. Both teams were determined in grabbing maximum points, knowing that a win will give them much better opportunities in advancing into the next stage. Korea actually started the game pretty well…
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Erik Hamren promised more attacking football when he took over in 2009 but recently he seems to have reverted to a more solid 4-4-2 formation. STRENGTHS Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still one of the best players in the world and absolutely crucial to Sweden's chances. Scored 11 of 19 goals in qualifying. WEAKNESSES The lack of…