The Swedish Scene

In our regular Saturday morning round up of the Swedish women’s game, @DandalBs updates us with all the news from the national team’s two games, the big kick off in the leagues and what’s been going on around the clubs.

NATIONAL TEAM NEWS:

Above: Sweden celebrate Lina Hurtig’s goal against the USA. Photo: YouTube

Sweden began their two match international series with a promising 1-1 draw against the USA in Solna. A great header from Lina Hurtig gave Sweden the lead. The Swedes played very well the USA’s late equaliser was deserved, it shouldn’t have been from a poor award of a penalty.

A much changed Swedish side managed to earn a 4-2 win in Poland, but had some problems. Two goals by Stina Blackstenius helped Sweden, but early in second half it was 2-2 thanks to Poland’s Wolfsburg forward Iwa Pajor. There were plenty of second half subs and it took Caroline Seger and Lina Hurtig to score the winning goals.

In the last international window before the Olympics, Sweden will have two home games. First they will play Norway on 10th June and a yet undisclosed team on the 15th. Both matches will take place in Kalmar.

DAMALLSVENSKAN:

The season gets underway this weekend with the first round of fixtures scheduled as follows:

Saturday 17th April:

Djurgårdens v KIF Örebro 

Växjö v AIK

Sunday 18th April:

Eskilstuna United v Kristianstads

Hammarby v BK Häcken

Linköpings v Rosengård

Vittsjö GIK v Piteå IF

ELITETTAN:

The first round of fixtures in the second tier of the Swedish league for this weekend is:

Saturday 17th April:

Borgeby FK v Älvsjö AIK FF

IFK Norrköping v IFK Kalmar – POSTPONED

IK Uppsala v Lidköpings FK

Jitex Mölndal v Sundsvalls DFF

Sunday 18th April:

Mallbackens IF Sunne v IF Brommpojkarna

Morön BK v Alingsås FC United

PRE-SEASON FRIENDLIES:

In the final week of pre-season friendlies ahead of this coming weekend’s Allsvenskan season, all the top tier clubs were without their international players.

AIK suffered a 2-1 loss to Brommapojkarna with Ema Paljevic scoring for the Solna based side. Hammarby drew 1-1 Örebro. Ellen Wangerheim was on target for Hammarby with Jessie Scarpa scoring for the visitors. Kristianstad defeated Kalmar 2-1 thanks to goals from Anna Welin and Ebba Jahnfors. Växjö went down 2-0 to Vittsjö for whom Fernanda de Silva and Mie Leth Jans were on target. Finally, Eskilstuna United lost 2-0 to IFK Norrköping.

NEWS ROUND-UP:

Above: Djurgården’s Malin Diaz. Photo: Maxim Thore/ Bildbyrån

Djurgården have announced that their midfielder Malin Diaz is pregnant and will not play during the 2021 season.

Vittsjö‘s 22 year-old midfielder Ebba Wieder has decided to take a break from football for mental health reasons. Wieder played five seasons in the Damallsvenskan for Rosengård before she moved to Vittsjö last season.

Above: Ebba Wieder in action for Vittsjö. Photo: Bildbyrån

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