Swedish squad selected for EURO 2025 qualifiers

Sweden in a huddle ahead of kick-off in Tallaght against Ireland in the World Cup qualifier in 2021

Sweden in a huddle ahead of kick-off in Tallaght against Ireland in the World Cup qualifier in 2021 Credit: Eddie Lennon (ETPhotos)

Olympic runners up Sweden have selected their squad for their two upcoming EURO 2025 qualifiers against France and England in April.

The match against England will be played at Wembley on April 5, and the home meeting with France will then be played at Gamla Ullevi in Gothenburg on April 9.

They will then play two matches against the Girls in Green with Eileen Gleeson’s side hosting Sweden at the Aviva Stadium on Friday May 31st ahead of travelling away to take on the same opponent on Tuesday, June 4th – venue yet to be confirmed.

Ireland played Sweden in the World Cup qualifiers – gaining a creditable draw in Gothenburg.

Manager Peter Gerhardsson has been able to recall Fridolina Rolfö, Magdalena Eriksson and Elin Rubinson following their recent injuries. Speaking to svenskfotboll.se he said: “It is of course nice that both Fridolina and Magdalena can be called up again after their injuries.

"Together with Elin Rubensson, who was selected last time but could not play, they were three important players for us during the World Cup last year - so of course it feels good to be able to have the trio ready for games in the squad.”

Sweden went on to finish third in that World Cup, beating one of the co-hosts Australia 2-0 in the third place match.

In February they beat Bosnia & Herzegovina 10-0 on aggreate in their Nations League relegation play-off. Winning 5-0 home and away meant they remained in League A.

Four of the squad (Jennifer Falk, Anna Anvegård, Rusul Rosa Kafaji, Josefine Rybrink ) were part of the Häcken team who lost to PSG this week in the Champions League quarter-final. 

Barcelona player Fridolina Rolfö will be taking on three of her teammates in the Champions League semi-final in April with keeper Zecira Musovic, Nathalie Björn and Johanna Rytting Kaneryd all lining out for Chelsea.

Amongst the Swedish squad are a number of club team mates of players in the Girls in Green squad. Kyra Carusa has two of her San Diego Waves players (Hanna Lundkvist, Sofia Jakobsson) in the squad while Courney Brosnan and Heather Payne will face Everton teammate Hanna Bennison.

Finally Irish skipper Katie McCabe will play against her Arsenal teammate Stina Blackstenius. Arsenal are taking on Chelsea on Sunday in the League Cup final. 

Goalkeepers: Tove Enblom (Vålerenga), Jennifer Falk (BK Häcken), Zecira Musovic (Chelsea)

Defenders: Jonna Andersson (Hammarby), Nathalie Björn (Chelsea), Magdalena Eriksson (Bayern Munich), Emma Kullberg (Brighton & Hove Albion), Stina Lennartsson (Hammarby), Hanna Lundkvist (San Diego Wave), Amanda Nildén (Tottenham Hotspur), Josefine Rybrink (BK Häcken), Linda Sembrant (Bayern Munich)

Midfielders: Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City), Kosovare Asllani (AC Milan), Hanna Bennison (Everton), Rusul Rosa Kafaji (BK Häcken), Elin Rubensson (Houston Dash), Julia Zigiotti Olme (Brighton & Hove Albion)

Forwards: Fridolina Rolfö (Barcelona), Johanna Rytting Kaneryd (Chelsea), Matilda Vinberg (Tottenham Hotspur), Anna Anvegård (BK Häcken), Sofia Jakobsson (San Diego Wave), Stina Blackstenius (Arsenal), Madelen Janogy (Fiorentina)