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Sweden legend Larsson quits over verbal abuse

Henrik Larsson won the Champions League with Barcelona in 2006.

Former Barcelona, Manchester United and Celtic striker Henrik Larsson has quit as manager of Swedish side Helsingborg two months after taking charge after receiving verbal abuse from the team's own fans, the club said in a statement on Friday.

Helsingborg lost to lower league opposition in the Swedish Cup on Thursday, after which Larsson was verbally abused by supporters.

"It is extremely sad that it has come to this," club chairman Krister Azelius said. We take verbal abuse very serious and will...

Ex-Manchester United forward Ravel Morrison ends Atlas loan; joins Ostersunds

Ravel Morrison features during Atlas' Apertura match against Morelia.
Ravel Morrison drives the ball during match between Atlas and Cruz Azul in Liga MX.

Former Manchester United forward Ravel Morrison has completed a permanent move to Ostersunds FK in Sweden, his former club Lazio have confirmed.

Morrison left United to join West Ham in 2012 before moving to Lazio in 2015 and Ostersunds will become his fourth permanent club with five loan deals in between.

"I'm here to rebuild myself," the 26-year-old said, after initially agreeing to train with the Swedish club with a view to making a permanent switch. "To enjoy it, to play football,...

Horseshoe factory is lucky charm for title-winning Jansson

Robin Jansson went from horseshoes to hero.

For Swedish defender Robin Jansson, horseshoes certainly proved to be a lucky charm.

The 26-year-old scored the goal that clinched AIK's first league title in nine years on Sunday, just seven months after leaving a job in a horseshoe factory to join the Stockholm club.

Jansson headed home the only goal in a 1-0 win over Kalmar to complete an unlikely journey that began as a semi-professional in the third tier.

"Eight, nine months ago I wouldn't have believed (I'd be standing here). It's a fantastic...

Why Andreas Granqvist is more popular than Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Sweden and could join Man United

Jose Mourinho once had Zlatan Ibrahimovic to help him out at Manchester United. Nowadays, his attention has reportedly switched to another Swedish veteran, Andreas Granqvist, who is rumoured to be a target ahead of the January transfer window.

"I am not closing any doors, and flattered to even be linked with such a big team," the 33-year-old defender told Expressen from Helsingborg where he plays in the second division.

Second division? Yes, you have read that right. Back in January, Granqvist...

Kennedy Bakircioglu celebrates goal with beer in Swedish top flight

Over in the Swedish top flight, Hammarby brought a four-game winless run to an abrupt end on Monday night with a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Gothenborg.

Sure enough, it was talismanic midfielder Kennedy Bakircioglu who came off the bench to seal the win with a fine 25-yard freekick. However, Bakircioglu soon eclipsed his goal with an even better celebration that involved skilfully catching a beer hurled from the stands and taking a triumphant swig.

Nice take. Fine technique.

Bakircioglu is a...