The Swedish Scene

@DandalBs brings us our regular Saturday morning round-up of all the week’s news from the Swedish women’s game. This week, there’s the selection of Sweden’s squad for forthcoming international friendlies, pre-season match news and transfer updates.

Above: Amanda Nildén – called up to the Sweden squad for the forthcoming internationals against Malta and Austria. Photo:  Photo: Adam Ihse/TT and Eskilstuna United.

Peter Gerhandsson has selected the squad for the forthcoming camp in Malta which includes friendlies against Austria as well as their island hosts.  Chelsea trio Zećira Mušović, Jonna Andersson and Magdalena Eriksson were originally included, but due to travel restrictions, they have been told that they will not be able to enter Malta due to issues with allowing people from the UK onto the island nation due to coronavirus rates. They have been replaced in the squad by Emma Holmgren, Amanda Nildén (both of Eskilstuna United) and BK Häcken’s Emma Kullberg.

PRE-SEASON GAME NEWS:

In last weekend’s games, Elitettan (second tier) Bjonnapojkarna defeated Damsallvenskan side Djurgården in the first Stockholm Challenge match after 2-2 at full time and 18 penalty kicks. The other Stockholm Challenge match ended with a 2-0 win for Hammarby over AIK after goals from Madelen Janogy and Emilia Larsson. The two winners meet in the final today with AIK taking on rivals Djurgården in the third/fourth place play-off.

Above: Pauline Hammarlund after scoring BK Häcken’s first ever goal. Photo: Expressen.

BK Häcken won their first match since formation with a 2-1 success over Linköping thanks to goals from Pauline Hammarlund and Johanna Rytting Kaneryd. Therese Simonsson scored for Linköping.

Örebro defeated Kalmar 2-1. Karin Lundin and 17 year-old trialist Lisa Frisk scored for the home side.

Piteå and Umeå drew 0-0.

In a game played on Thursday, Rosengård defeated Eskilstuna United at home 2-0. Goals from Jelena Čanković and Mimmi Larsson earned the win. This was probably Rosengård’s last warm-up match before their two-legged UEFA Women’s Champions League round of sixteen tie early March against still unknown opposition..

NEWS IN BRIEF:

Kristianstad’s 23 year-old midfielder Sofia Hagman has departed for Swedish-coached Apollon Ladies FC in Cyprus.

Above: Bri Folds signs for Fortuna Hjörring. Photo: Nordsoeposten

Bri Folds has departed Göteborg/Häcken and moved to Danish top club Fortuna Hjörring.

Örebro recent signing, 18 year-old midfielder Cassandra Larsson has injured a knee in training and will be out for most if not all of the coming season. The squad is thin and she will need to be replaced.

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