Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag said Victor Lindelof had been "exhausted" but was ready to play in Saturday's match at Sheffield United after his distressing experience in Belgium.
In recent times, they have produced iconic players such as Henrik Larsson and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. These players have had a major impact on world soccer, particularly Ibrahimovic, who is an enigmatic scorer of spectacular goals.
The formation and early years of the Swedish national team
After qualifying for the 1938 World Cup in France, Sweden were scheduled to play Austria. However, Austria were unable to participate after being invaded by Germany, so Sweden progressed to the quarter-finals, where they beat Cuba 8-0.
At the 1950 World Cup, Sweden did not allow any professionals to represent them, so went into the tournament with only amateur players.
They beat Italy 3-2 in Sao Paulo and then drew 2-2 against Paraguay, advancing to the next round. There, they lost 7-1 to Brazil in front of a crowd of 138,000, which is still a record for a game involving the Swedish national team.
Sweden then lost 3-2 to Uruguay and beat Spain 3-1, finishing the tournament in third place and as the best-placed European team.
Sweden did not qualify for the 1954 World Cup, but they hosted the 1958 tournament. They were drawn into a group with Mexico, Hungary and Wales, with professional players once again allowed to represent the national team.
Sweden beat Mexico 3-0 and Hungary 2-1 before drawing 0-0 with Wales to advance to the quarter-final where they beat the USSR 2-0. A crowd of around 50,000 then watched Sweden see off West Germany 3-1 in the semi-final to set up a final date with Brazil.
Sweden lost 5-2 in the final to Brazil who honoured their opponents after winning their first ever World Cup by sprinting around the pitch with a Swedish flag.
Sweden struggled in the next three decades, failing to qualify for major tournaments and seldom going far if they did. At the 1974 World Cup, they were eliminated in the second round, their best performance since 1958.
Sweden and the 1994 World Cup
Sweden began to improve in the 1990s. As hosts, they were finally able to play in their first ever European Championships in 1992. Here, Sweden advanced from a group with Denmark, France and England and moved into the semi-finals, where they lost 3-2 to Germany. This remains their best performance at a European Championships to date.
They were drawn in Group B alongside Brazil, Cameroon and Russia. The first game was not an ideal performance from Sweden, but they were able to equalise late on in a 2-2 draw with Cameroon.
In Sweden's last group stage match against Brazil, a Kennet Andersson goal was cancelled out by Romario in a 1-1 draw.
Sweden beat Saudi Arabia 3-1 in their first knockout match in Dallas with two goals from Andersson and one from Dahlin. They then beat Romania on penalties in the quarter-finals after a 2-2 draw, largely thanks to the heroics of goalkeeper Thomas Ravelli.
In Los Angeles, Sweden faced Brazil again in the semi-finals, but they were beaten 1-0 as Jonas Thern was sent off. Romario scored the only goal of the match in the 80th minute.
In the third-place play-off, Sweden beat Bulgaria 4-0 in New York to clinch bronze.
The current era for the Swedish national team
In the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, Sweden made the round of 16, and they followed that up with a quarter-final exit at Euro 2004 and another round-of-16 elimination at the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, arguably Sweden's greatest ever soccer star, had already begun to make a name for himself in Italy by this time, but despite his spectacular goals and consistent form, he was unable to turn Sweden into a superpower with a winning edge.
Sweden national team legends
Sweden have a rivalry with Brazil, having played them in many important fixtures, but it doesn't come close to matching the intensity of their rivalry with near-neighbours Denmark.
Sweden and Denmark have played each other 107 times, with the Swedes winning 46 and losing 41. There have been 20 draws. The teams first met in 1913, when the Danes hammered the Swedes 8-0 in Copenhagen. Denmark won the last meeting too - 2-0 on November 11, 2020, in Brondby.
The teams have also met in various qualifying campaigns for major championships, with the most controversial taking place on June 2, 2007, ahead of Euro 2008.
Sweden went three goals up inside the first 26 minutes, but the Danes rallied and clawed the game back to 3-3.
In the 89th minute, referee Herbert Fandel awarded Sweden a penalty after he had dismissed Danish midfielder Christian Poulsen for punching Swedish striker Markus Rosenberg in the stomach.
This resulted in a Danish supporter running onto the pitch and attacking Fandel, with the referee subsequently abandoning the match. Sweden were later awarded a 3-0 victory.
The fanbase of the Sweden national team
Sweden is a country with a high interest in sport. Soccer is one of the most popular in the country alongside handball, gymnastics, golf and athletics.
The Sweden fans turn up to tournaments in huge numbers and are often highly visible as they were blue and gold, the colours of their national flag. At the 2006 World Cup, the Swedish fans were voted the best, due to the massive numbers in attendance as well as their friendly attitude.