Condition: - 7/10 – Good. Some small light marks (see photos).
Shirt Size: - Adults Medium
Chest Measurement: - 38-40 Inches / 98-105 CM
Shirt Manufacturer: - Umbro
Shirt Colour: - Blue, yellow trim
Shirt Material: - Polyester
Seasons: - 2002/2003 & 2003/2004
Player: - N/A
Patches: - N/A
Official Adidas Sweden away football shirt from the 2002/2003 season.
Condition of this vintage football shirt is 7/10 – Good. Some small light marks (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing and a great piece of football memorabilia.
In the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Sweden was drawn in the "group of death", Group F, which also featured big favourites Argentina, England and Nigeria. The first match was against England. Sol Campbell gave England the lead in the first half by heading in a left-side corner from David Beckham. The equalizing goal was scored by midfielder Niclas Alexandersson, a powerful left-foot shot from outside the box past David Seaman. The match ended 1–1. In the next game, Sweden played Nigeria. Julius Aghahowa gave Nigeria the lead by heading in a cross from the right. Sweden managed to equalize with a fine goal by Henrik Larsson. Later in the game, Larsson was fouled in the penalty area and Sweden were awarded with a penalty which Larsson himself put in the goal. Sweden won 2–1.
In the round of 16, Sweden played Senegal. Henrik Larsson gave Sweden an early lead by heading in a corner from Anders Svensson. Senegal equalized through Henri Camara. They also had a goal disallowed for offside. The game came to sudden death golden goal. Rising star Zlatan Ibrahimović came on and nearly won Sweden the game. He made a terrific run on the right wing past several Senegal players, and shot with his weaker left foot from a tight angle straight at Senegal's keeper Tony Sylva.
Ibrahimović had Larsson and Svensson in excellent positions for a pass, but shot instead. Then Svensson made a great spin past a defender and hit the post with a powerful shot, which Sylva would have had no chance of saving, had it gone inside the posts. Camara then took a weak shot which went past Hedman, off the post and into the goal. Consequently, Sweden were eliminated.