Five things about our opponent: Sweden

Ahead of Tokyo, the Westfield Matildas round out the June window with a hitout against Sweden. 

Matildas June Friendlies

Here's a quick guide to our opponents. 

FIFA World Ranking: 5

Form: Sweden has had a successful first half of 2021, winning matches in the February, April, and June windows. Most recently, the Swedes defeated Norway 1-0, Poland 4-2 and drew 1-1 with the US women's national team. 

In 2020, Sweden booked its spot at the Euros in 2022 going through the qualifying tournament undefeated. 

Head to Head: These sides last met at the 2017 Algarve Cup in the group stage with a lone Lotta Schelin goal giving Sweden the win. The Blågult have a strong record against the Westfield Matildas, winning seven of 11 meetings with three draws as well. 

Australia's sole victory against Sweden came in 1997 in a friendly courtesy of a Julie Murray goal.  

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Players: Much like the Denmark game, some of the Swedish players will be very familiar to the Westfield Matildas. A trio of Sam Kerr's Chelsea teammates are in the squad including defenders Jonna Andersson and Magda Eriksson. 

The Swedish squad also has five players from Rosengård - including Swedish captain Caroline Seger - where potential debutant Charli Grant has signed for the season. 

Stina Blackstenius has been a threat up forward for her club, BK Häcken in the Damallsvenskan, and for country, scoring the lone goal against the Norwegians and bagging a brace against Poland. 

Coach:  Peter Gerhardsson has been at the helm since 2017 and helped guide Sweden to a third place finish at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.