The Danish women's national football team went out the other day and said that they intend to kneel before the team's two upcoming European Championship qualifiers.

Sweden wants to do the same in connection with the qualifying matches against Hungary on Thursday and against Iceland next Tuesday.

Growing movement

- Yes, it is on the wallpaper, but it has not been decided yet.

I do not know how the talk went, but we will get more information later today.

It is of course something that we as a team would be behind to do, says team captain Caroline Seger.

The "Black Lives Matter" movement has grown larger and larger during the year, and gained special momentum after May 25, when 46-year-old George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis, USA, died in connection with a police intervention.

Floyd was unarmed when he was arrested, and died after a police officer sat with his knee to his neck for nearly nine minutes.

Sports stars take a stand

The protests against police brutality and racism have spread far beyond the borders of the United States and even into the sports arenas.

The tennis star and new US Open champion Naomi Osaka and Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton are just two of everyone who has taken a stand, and now the Swedish national football team wants to do the same.

- It is of course incredibly important.

We are a national team that has those values ​​and wants to stand behind such a big thing that is incredibly important.

All people should be treated equally, and we want to be clear about that as a national team.

It is important to us, says Caroline Seger.

The European Championship qualifier against Hungary at Gamla Ullevi in ​​Gothenburg kicks off at 18.45 on Thursday.