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Allsvenskan set for exciting season

18 March 2008 21:32

The number of teams in the Allsvenskan has increased and so too have the possible contenders for the title, with champions IFK Göteborg heading a competitive list.

Last year a young Göteborg side surprised many by clinching the title ahead of equally eyebrow-raising runners-up Kalmar FF. The triumph ended an eleven-year wait for IFK, who won four titles in a row between 1993 and 1996 and though long-serving goalkeeper Bengt Andersson may have retired, Danish custodian Kim Christensen has arrived from FC Nordsjælland, along with AIK Solna defender Niclas Carlsson and former IF Elfsborg forward Daniel Alexandersson.

They will need to settle quickly if Göteborg are to hold off a challenge likely led by Kalmar, Djurgårdens IF FF, Elfsborg and Hammarby. Kalmar have been on the rise since their promotion in 2003 but last season was their real breakthrough as they missed out on the final day by a point and won the Swedish Cup for the first time in 20 years, gaining revenge on IFK with a 3-0 victory. Not only have they retained the services of Brazilian star César Santin, they have made up for the €5m mid-season departure of Ari to AZ Alkmaar by signing Marcel Sacramento and Abiola Dauda and won the recent La Manga Cup, beating Brøndby IF 2-0 in the final.

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Allsvenskan table

# Team MP D P
1 5 +8 13
2 5 +3 10
3 5 +4 9
4 5 +3 9
5 5 +4 8
6 5 +4 8
7 5 +1 8
8 5 +1 8
9 5 -2 8
10 5 -1 7
11 5 +1 5
12 5 -2 4
13 5 -6 4
14 5 -7 3
15 5 -5 2
16 5 -6 2

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