Pontus Jansson was a surprise starter for Sweden against South Korea at the World Cup yesterday.
Despite being a last-minute recall, as the regular starter, Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof, was benched due to illness, Jansson was able to put in an excellent performance.
Short report card on Pontus Jansson's #WorldCup debut - helped Sweden to an opening group game win for the first time since 1958. #lufc https://t.co/MAMnpBocXr— Joe Urquhart (@JoeUrquhartYEP) June 18, 2018
He had two headed attempts at goal from set pieces and also played a key role getting the ball out of the back. Will he stay in the team over Lindelof?
On to the links.
Leeds United Links
Season grade for Kalvin Phillips. [Through It All Together]
Latest Mighty Whites Podcast now available. [Through It All Together]
A look at the backroom staff that Marcelo Bielsa has brought with him to Leeds. [Yorkshire Evening Post]
England and English Football Links
Harry Kane scored two goals and England beat Tunisia 2-1. [BBC.com]
Rui Patricio signed for Wolverhampton from Sporting Clube de Portugal. [Sky Sports]
World Football Links
A look at a fan of the Philadelphia Union, who was saved on Father’s Day after his car went into the river, reflects on the friendship he forged with the man that called the authorities to save him. [Brotherly Game]
Mexico’s Rafa Marquez made his fifth appearance in a World Cup. [FMF State of Mind]
It took Belgium awhile, but they finally broke down Panama and won 3-0. [ESPN.com]
Atlético Madrid confirmed extensions to Lucas Hernandez and Antoine Griezmann, and confirmed the signing of Thomas Lemarr. [Into The Calderon]