Sweden head coach Janne Andersson
Monday Jun 18, 2018. 12:00
Sweden will aim for a win as they meet Korea Republic in a 2018 FIFA World Cup, Group F match on Monday afternoon.
Also known as the Blue Yellow, the Europeans will make their 12th appearance at the global showpiece and are yet to lift the coveted crown.
However, their best finish came in 1958 when they finished as runners-up to Brazil at home.
Having failed to qualify in 2010 and 2014, their mission is to ensure they bring back their dignity when it comes to the global football.
Grouped together with defending champions, Germany and Mexico, they will find the going a bit tough, but winning the first game will be a huge achievement.
With a star such as Emil Forsberg, an attacking midfielder with a gift for the killer pass, coach Janne Andersson will have to look up to him to make the team play.
Ahead of the tournament, they drew against Peru and Denmark, but lost to Romania in March as they got their preparations underway.
A look at the Koreans, they lost 2-0 to Senegal and drew against Bolivia in the build-up to the tournament.
The Asians are making their 11th appearance at the tournament and will hope to do better than a fourth place finish they achieved in 2002 at home.
Meanwhile, the two nations have met three times. Sweden have bagged a single win whilst the other matches ended in draws.
The Nizhny Novgorod Stadium will be the venue for the clash set for 14:00 (CAT) in Russia.