|PLAYER||POSITION||DATE OF BIRTH||HEIGHT [CM]||WEIGHT [KG]|
|Amanda SJÖSTRAND HALLMAN||LP||21.02.2000.||172||72|
GK – goalkeeper, LW – left wing, LB – left back, CB – central back, RB – right back, RW – right wing, LP – line player
COACH: Niklas HARRIS
- Nina Dano – the right back is very fast, agile player with a strong throw,
- Isabelle Andersson – very strong left back, versatile player with an excellent game vision,
- Josefine Hultgren Dahlgren – very calm goalkeeper with ability to read the game, excellent in fast breaks.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE TEAM:
Swedish team has got a good defence, which allows them to build fast breaks and makes the play really fast. Niklas Harris’s girls can make use of the opponent’s turnovers and score a lot of goals in counterattacks, where huge role is played by Josefine Hultgren Dahlgren, a calm goalkeeper with good game-reading ability.
The Skandinavian team is focused on the achievement. They minimum plan is to be a part of the 1/8 final stage. When they achieve it, they will hope for a good result in every next game. As they say about themselves, their strongest point is their team spirit. “No player is more important than the team,” says the coach Niklas Harris.
The team took part in only one big tournament before – last year they finished the European Championship in Slovakia on 9th place.
An interesting fact is that before the games the team sings a song from a movie “Pippi Langstrumpf”. The red-haired, freckled girl is an icon of Swedish culture, created by a famous writer, Astrid Lindgren. “It truly symbolises the spirit of Sweden and at the same time the crazy fighting spirit of our team,” laughs coach Harris.
Within their preparations the Swedish team had a training camp, which finished at the beginning of July. Still they have ahead Scandinavian Open tournament on 27-29 July, where they will play against South Korea, Norway and Denmark.