Sweden relegates despite Forsberg scoring Pearl – VG

Sweden relegates despite Forsberg scoring Pearl - VG
Berlizköring: Emil Forsberg came out of his own half and was on the verge of scoring the equalizer against Slovenia.

(Sweden-Slovenia 1–1) Emil Forsberg (30) and Benjamin Šiško (19) achieved their dream goals as Sweden finished last in the group, thus moving to the third tier of the Nations League.


Only victory was enough for Jan Andersson’s crew. One point was not enough, and so Sweden finished last in the group with Serbia, Norway and Slovenia.

Serbia won the group ahead of Norway, after beating Olival Stadium this evening. Swedish victory Norway could have helped, but the score at Friends Arena didn’t go the way of Ståle Solbakken either.

Early in the match, All Sweden wanted a penalty when Viktor Kleeson passed inside the Slovenian 16-meter penalty area, but German referee Felix Zoer kept playing.

Former national team profiles Fredrik Ljungberg and Sebastian Larsson at Swedish studio Viaplay, commenting on the following about the situation:

– I definitely think there should be a penalty. It’s a blow in the back, and I think it’s disastrous for the VAR not to step in after that and take it when the referee makes a mistake. Obviously when he comes in and rugby tackles him in the back, Ljungberg said.

– I also think it’s unbelievable. Here one wonders why VAR exists, Larson said.

The penalty situation gained even more importance when the visitors took the lead.

Šeško scored a beautiful goal that silenced the home team’s fans. It was just a technical achievement for the 19-year-old when he received a cross from Petar Stojanovic before the half-hour mark. He floated through the air and sent a beautifully left-footed ball past the unchanging Robin Olsen at Sweden’s goal.

But before the break, Sweden and Emil Forsberg’s profile continued with one approx Equally delicious variety.

Forsberg received the ball from Victor Lindelof while he was still in the Sweden half. The 30-year-old then ran to the left flank, crossed the middle of the field and outplayed three or four Slovenian players before firing the ball to the left of the goalkeeper from exactly 16 metres.

In the second half it was Dejan Kulusevsky and Sweden the most dangerous. Among other things, he served Quaison, who abused two chances. Claesson also made sure goalkeeper Jan Oblak was out in full force, but there were no more goals in the Swedish capital.

Anderson defended himself

Thus, Sweden suffered four consecutive defeats in the Nations League before the points were distributed on Tuesday.

– If we don’t beat Slovenia at home, we don’t deserve to be in this division, disappointed captain Lindelof said after the match according to Aftonbladet.

Sweden coach Jan Andersson had to answer questions about his coaching future after the setback:

I am not a worse national coach now than I was a year, two or three years ago. I have more experience and competence, and also the crew around me compliment me in a good way. “I feel together we are the right group to continue,” Anderson told the press after the match.

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He answered the following question: Does this affect his self-confidence:

– I live a very results-oriented existence and when you don’t have results with you, you obviously start to think. But somehow I don’t lose faith in what we’re doing.

note! Cisco also scored against Norway on Saturday night, and the young teenager plays on a daily basis in Red Bull Salzburg. He has signed a contract with RB Leipzig from next summer. It is the club’s second top scorer of the match, Emil Forsberg.

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