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Soccer-Electric Forsberg to spark Sweden's attack

Winger Emil Forsberg heads to the World Cup finals in Russia ready to step out of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's shadow and take over the mantle as Sweden's main attacking threat. After a slow, steady rise through the Swedish club scene with Sundsvall, the 26-year-old burst on to the European scene with Malmo in the Champions League ...

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Soccer-Swedes can spring a World Cup surprise in Russia

Drawn in a qualifying group with France and Netherlands and then pitted against Italy in a playoff, few would have tipped Sweden to make it to the World Cup finals but the Scandinavians are full of surprises and there may be more to come in Russia. Janne Andersson's side pipped Netherlands to second spot in qualifying Group A and then ...

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Soccer-Serbia World Cup factbox

Serbia featured in one previous tournament as an independent nation, the 2010 World Cup when they made a group-stage exit after a shock win over Germany and defeats by Ghana and Australia. As part of the Serbia and Montenegro state union, the team made a group-stage exit in the 2006 tournament and they reached the last 16 as part of ...

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