Soccer-Sweden's Seger to call time on international career after Spain clash

FILE PHOTO: Sweden Training - NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport, Wellington, New Zealand - July 28, 2023. Sweden's Caroline Seger during training REUTERS/Amanda Perobelli/File Photo

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden midfielder Caroline Seger will call time on her glittering 18-year international career following her side's Nations League game against Spain in Malaga on Tuesday, the Swedish FA (SvFF) said on Sunday.

The 38-year-old Seger, whose surname is Swedish for "victory", is her country's most-capped player with 240 internationals, and though she has never won gold at a major championships, she has among her achievements two Olympic silver medals and two third-place finishes at the World Cup.

"The national team has meant everything to me. I was five years old when I started dreaming of playing for Sweden. Having now represented Sweden for 18 years has been an honour and something I will carry with me for the rest of my life," Seger said in a statement.

"All the people I've met and learned from in different ways, old and young, have helped me to constantly get better. It has been great and of course an honour to be allowed to represent Sweden as a captain," the FC Rosengard midfielder added.

(Reporting by Philip O'Connor; Editing by David Holmes)

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