Euro 2016

Sweden going for a medal at home

Sweden going for a medal at home

After losing the quarterfinals at the Olympic  Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Swedish girls want to reach the podium on home court. The team of IK Sävehof’s head coach Henrik Signell, led by Isabelle Gulldén finished 3rd in the last edition of EHF EURO in Hungary and Croatia, and the top 4 is the minimum they want to reach in front of their home crowd. Exactly ten years ago they already hosted the EURO, then they missed the medal, finishing 6th. The Scandinavians will start their EURO campaign in the “group of S teams” against Spain on Sunday, their other opponents in Group A are Serbia and Slovenia.

Key players: Isabelle Gulldén, Nathalie Hagman, Filippa Idéhn

Absences: Linnea Torstensson, Johanna Ahlm (injury)

The squad:
Johanna Bundsen (goalkeeper, IK Sävehof)
Filippa Idéhn (goalkeeper, Team Esbjerg)
Louise Sand (left wing, IK Sävehof)
Olivia Mellegard (left wing, IK Sävehof)
Jenny Alm (left back, Team Esbjerg)
Jamina Roberts (left back, IK Sävehof)
Johanna Westberg (left back, Nykobing FH)
Isabelle Gulldén (playmaker, CSM Bucuresti)
Carin Strömberg (playmaker, Viborg HK)
Ida Odén (right back, IK Sävehof)
Sabina Jacobsen (right back, FC Midtjylland)
Hanna Blomstrand (right back, Lugi HF)
Nathalie Hagman (right wing, Nykobing FH)
Emma Ekeman-Fernis (right wing, IK Sävehof)
Linn Blohm (pivot, FC Midtjylland)
Anna Lagerquist (Lugi HF)
Head coach: Henrik Signell

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