2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

2018 FIFA World Cup™ 

Marcus Berg

Despite enjoying a fine club career with Gothenburg, Groningen, Hamburg and Panathinaikos, Berg always struggled at international level to emerge from the shadow of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. That all changed in 2016, when the latter’s retirement offered an opportunity that was grasped firmly and decisively.

Berg’s goals were a huge factor in Sweden’s successful preliminary campaign, with the big striker – who now plays his club football for UAE’s Al Ain – scoring eight times in as many qualifiers, including four in a single match against Luxembourg. At 31, he is now looking forward to his first-ever FIFA World Cup™, and will hope to be as influential and prolific as he was during qualifying.

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