Place: Sweden. Olympiastadion. Stockholm.
Date: on the 2nd of June, 2018 (Saturday)
Match start: 18:45 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Friendly match.
Sweden (the head coach Janne Andersson)
Among 32 participants of the forthcoming Russian FIFA World Cup there are two best national teams of the Scandinavian Peninsula. These are Sweden and Denmark. And on Saturday, in the course of training for the forthcoming World Championship, Janne Andersson’s team and the team of Åge Hareide will play new friendly match on Olympiastadion in Stockholm.
The former head coach of the Champion’s line-up of Norrköping 2015 and current coach of Tre Kronor Janne Andersson prefers classical scheme 4-4-2 in which the most experienced players will be the main heroes. These are the captain, the centre back Andreas Granqvist (FC Krasnodar), corner back Mikael Lustig (Celtic), the holding midfielder Sebastian Larsson (Hull), the left winger Emil Forsberg (FC Leipzig).
And who will become the new goal-scorer of Tre Kronor the instead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Here we have only two main variants – Markus Berg (Al -Ain) and Ol Toivonen (Toulouse).
Denmark (the head coach Åge Hareide)
Prior to the XXI World Cup, the Danish media has opened the discussion that the native coach but not the representative of the neighboring Norway Åge Hareide has to be the head coach of the national team. But, nevertheless, the former coach of the Swedish clubs Helsingborgs and Malmö, the Norwegian Rosenborg, Danish Brøndby and also the national team of the country (2003-2008) is training the Champions of Europe 1992 for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Current team of Åge Hareide is full of famous and well-known faces: goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), central back and captain Simon Kjær (Sevilla), holding midfielder William Kvist (Copenhagen), winger Thomas Delaney (Werder), center forward Nicklas Bendtner (Rosenborg) and, of course, the most valuable and irreplaceable player, the playmaker from Tottenham, London Christian Eriksen.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Sweden vs Denmark
Today from two Scandinavian national teams more interesting and meaningful football is demonstrated by the team of Åge Hareide. And therefore, taking into account the status of the guest game, chances of rivals to win this match are approximately equal: W1 – 2.45, W2 – 2.75.
At the last stage of training of the national teams for the final World Cup tournament it will be one of the rare meetings in which two participants of the FIFA World Cup meet. We will remind you that according to initial draw procedure, both Tre Kronor and especially Denmark, have very good chances to leave their groups in 1/8 finals. That is, these two teams won’t come to Russia as passengers of the group stage against the background of bright favorites but as quite real participants of the subsequent rounds of the playoffs. And therefore even now, during a friendly match both national teams will try to win.