Svensson quits Sweden’s national team
Sweden’s most-capped player, midfielder Anders Svensson, is
quitting the national team.
After scoring 21 goals in 148 matches for Sweden, the
37-year-old Svensson said Thursday ”it’s time to step aside and
leave room for younger players who are knocking on the door to the
While rarely making headlines, Svensson was the mainstay of
Sweden’s midfield for more than a decade.
His most important goal for Sweden was a free kick against
Argentina in the 2002 World Cup. The game ended 1-1, sending
Argentina out of the tournament and Sweden through to the knockout
Svensson said he will continue playing club football for
Elfsborg in the Swedish Allsvenskan league.