World Cup 2018: There is no 'i' in Sweden's team

Sweden has a proud tradition of playing an organised-style of football, starting with the academies that feed clubs in its domestic league.

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    Only 12 countries have ever reached a World Cup Final - and Sweden is one of them.

    The retirement of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has deprived them of their most dangerous weapon at this World Cup, but there's plenty more talent to come.

    Sweden's football academies have instilled in their young players a very Scandinavian emphasis on collective happiness which has produced national teams known for their organisation and cooperation.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports from Stockholm.


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