Rasunda, which is also home to the Swedish football association, was built with capacity for 40,000 in 1937 on the site of an earlier 12,000-capacity stadium erected in 1910.
In the inaugural match at the stadium on 17 May 1937, England beat Sweden 4-0, but since then, this famous arena has been witness to many famous exploits by the Swedish national team, who have played more than 200 international matches there. The stadium is also home to AIK, one of the country’s top clubs.
Rasunda’s current capacity is 35,761, but the record attendance was registered at a 1966 World Cup qualifier between Sweden and West Germany on 26 September 1965, for which 52,943 squeezed into the stadium. That match ended in a 2-1 victory for the West Germans, which put paid to Sweden’s hopes of reaching the World Cup in England.
The semi-finals of the 1992 European Championship saw a rematch at Rasunda between the Germans and their Swedish hosts, in which the Scandinavians were once again the losing side (3-2). Germany were then defeated by Denmark in the final in Gothenburg.