Two Swedish Greats
Hanna Ljungberg and Pia Sundhage at a press conference today to publicize the match
For years, Pia Sundhage was the all-time leading scorer in Swedish National Team history (well, actually tied with Lena Videkull). Pia's record of 71 goals was broken by sparkplug striker Hanna Ljungberg this past March at the Algarve Cup in Portugal. Hanna currently has 72 goals, and at age 28, will surely get a few more, rending moot the rumors that Sundhage might be coming out of retirement and try for a few more goals. (Ok, there are no rumors. We just made them up. Pia is 48 and has as a bad knee, but her services in training are still spot on and do not mess with her in soccer tennis). The humble Ljungberg, who plays for Swedish power Umea, has been one of the world's top strikers for quite a few years now. She and running mate Victoria Svensson form one of the best striker tandems in the women's international soccer. Better than Sundhage and Videkull? Well, we'll let the old-timers debate that one.