The Sweden national football team have a long history in world cup football. They made their tournament début in 1934, and from then until 1958 they were one of the dominant powers. In 1958 they hosted the world cup and achieved their best finish to date as they finished runners-up.
The team actually played their first international match in 1908. Things began well for the Sweden national football team as they defeated fellow Scandinavians Norway 11-3. In the same year the side played in the Olympics where they were on the receiving end of their biggest defeat. The side lost 12-1 to Great Britain in London.
Sweden’s biggest winning scoreline of 12-0 has actually happened on two occasions. The first came in 1927 when the team beat Latvia. The second was against South Korea in 1948, a game played again in the Olympics and again in London. In recent history the Sweden national football team have struggled. Other than in 1994, the side has failed to make it further than the first knock-out round.