Of the 18 players on the tour, nine were debutants, and a further six had fewer than five caps prior to the tour. The main purpose of the tour was to prepare a team for the qualifying tournament of the 1964 Olympic Games, and also to practice in conditions similar to those that would be experienced in 1964 in Japan. Initially, only the match vs Israel was considered a full international by the SvFF. However, the FA of Thailand reported the match in Bangkok to FIFA, and it was subsequently accepted by the SvFF as a full international. Players - caps before tour - date of birth (death) - club Goalkeepers Kurt Johansson 0 30- 4-32 (24- 4-98) Örgryte IS Rolf Johansson 0 3- 1-35 (18-10-97) IF Elfsborg Defenders Bo Hansson 0 20- 4-36 IFK Malmö Bengt Gustavsson 52 13- 1-28 Åtvidabergs FF Jan Karlsson 0 4-12-40 Djurgårdens IF Kenneth Karlsson 1 23- 5-39 Örebro SK Lennart Nilsson 0 19- 4-37 ( 5- 1-01) IFK Göteborg Midfielders: Gösta Lundell 4 14-10-34 Hammarby IF Inge Persson 0 1-10-40 Hammarby IF Forwards (some also played as midfielders) Bengt Berndtsson 22 26- 1-33 IFK Göteborg Leif Eriksson 3 20- 3-42 Djurgårdens IF Ove Grahn 1 9- 5-43 (11- 7-07) IF Elfsborg Bertil Johansson 2 22- 3-35 IFK Göteborg Bertil Nilsson 0 16- 1-36 IS Halmia Owe Ohlsson 9 19- 8-38 IFK Göteborg Håkan Sjöö 0 27- 1-38 IS Halmia Leif Skiöld 3 28- 7-35 Djurgårdens IF Karl-Evert Skoglund 0 21- 1-38 Hammarby IF Officials Lennart Nyman (head coach), Torsten Lindberg (assistant coach), Sven Ljunggren (trainer), Tore G. Brodd (official), Sten-Otto Liljedahl (doctor), Wolf Lyberg (journalist). 12-11 Ramat-Gan Israel 0-4 Sweden *+ 16-11 Bangkok Thailand 1-2 Sweden *+ also reported as "Bangkok XI" 18-11 Kuala Lumpur Malaya 0-0 Sweden abandoned due to heavy rain at 17' 20-11 George Town (Penang) FA Malaya XI 0-4 Sweden 22-11 Kuala Lumpur Malaya 0-1 Sweden 25-11 Jakarta Persija 2-5 Sweden 27-11 Jakarta Indonesia 0-3 Sweden 30-11 Hong Kong All-Hong Kong 0-7 Sweden 2-12 Hong Kong Hong Kong XI 1-6 Sweden 5-12 Hong Kong Combined Chinese 0-2 Sweden 9-12 Tokyo Japan 1-5 Sweden +^ 12-12 Kawaguchi Japan Youth 0-4 Sweden 16-12 Tokyo Dinamo Moskva 0-0 Sweden * : only these matches are currently considered full internationals by the SvFF (Swedish Football Association). + : only these matches were listed as full internationals by FIFA in the FIFA Official Bulletin, November 1963. ^ : this match is not (at the time of writing) considered a full international by the Japanese FA, which lists the opponents as "Swedish selection". The Japanese team in this match was the full national team.
Sources: Straits Times, FIFA Bulletin November 1963, website of Dinamo Moskva, goalgoalgoal forum, Majalah Olahraga dan Film "Aneka" ('Aneka' sport and film magazine) No. 35 (17/11/62) and No. 37 (08/12/62).
Thanks: 'Tanaka', Mark Cruickshank, Frank Rankmore, Novan Herfiyana, Tommy Wahlsten
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