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Sweden’s performance in Eurovision and the World Cup 2010

Posted in Sweden with tags , , , on June 1, 2010 by Stephen Johnson (Jonk87)

The irony is in the title because there wasn’t one, just like there won’t be a world cup. What IS going on Sweden?

Sweden have always been one of the most successful countries in Eurovision, winning it four times since their first appearance in 1958. They also failed to qualify for the world cup, even though they have one of the best players in the world, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, playing for them. I haven’t seen him play much this season but he is amazing on Fifa and Pro Evolution so he must therefore still be at his best.

I have never visited a nation so enthusiastic about Eurovision before (they have Eurovision parties) and I know the people there are passionate about their footy; they must be devastated. If any consolation, England finished last in Eurovision but that’s different because we are proud of sucking at Eurovision and where it matters (the world cup) we are stronger than ever with Fabio Capello .

So tell me. What’s going on over there people? Defend your country! Or, just spend the summer supporting Denmark. (The team that helped to knock you out and qualify)

Gå Danmark!!!!!

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Sweden’s World Cup

Posted in Sweden with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2010 by Stephen Johnson (Jonk87)

The title is of course ironic because Sweden are not in the world cup.

Their Scandinavian neighbours, Denmark, pipped them to a world cup spot by one point. Their exit comes down to the fact that Denmark beat them on their home turf – ultimately making it their own fault.

My girlfriend is gutted and she only pretends to like football – god help the real fans over there.

Many Condolences and a video to cheer you up  –  a very funny and bizarre moment which makes some great footage and helps the Swedes to remember that even in dire times they can still be successful.

There’s always 2014.