Sweden will lock horns with Wales in an international warm-up friendly ahead of the Euro 2016 at the Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm, on Sunday. Wales will look to change the statistics against Sweden as the two sides have faced off six times before this game and the latter has got the better of the former five times and have secured one draw.
The only drawn match between these two sides happened during the 1958 World Cup, which was Wales' last appearance in a major tournament. However, both sides have won just one out of their last six international matches and therefore this match could turn out to be a rollicking encounter.
Meanwhile, Sweden head coach Erik Hamren is not bothered about Zlatan Ibrahimovic's domestic future. The Swedish superstar has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United recently, but the manager believes it is not going to affect the Sweden highest goal-scorer of all time.
"We have days off. We plan our activities and the players can act based on that. I'm not going to speculate about such things," Hamren was quoted as saying by Goal.
On the other hand, Gareth Bale will also be available for Wales when they take the field against Sweden in Stockholm. Wales' manager Chris Coleman, who recently signed a new contract as their manager, said he was looking forward to this clash.
"It's a great game for us Sweden, it's a tough game and we're really looking forward to it. But we know we're building for the first game in the tournament so that's what we're looking to get everybody ready for and give everybody a chance to be prepared for. We are glad they are going to be strong," Coleman was quoted as saying by BBC.
Both sides will look to give themselves a boost ahead of their Euro 2016 campaign. Wales will kick-start their Euro 2016 journey with a clash against Slovakia, while Sweden will play their opening game against the Republic of Ireland.
Where to watch live:
The international friendly Sweden vs Wales is scheduled to start from 4 p.m. local time (7:30 p.m. IST and 3 p.m. BST)start. Unfortunately, there will be no live coverage of this game in India.
Premier Sports and Premier Sports HD will telecast Sweden vs Wales in UK live. The Live streaming option is also available on Premier Sports.
There will be no live coverage of Sweden vs Wales in US.
Swedish fans can watch the game live on TV4.