After 18 years and 240 caps, Caroline Seger's journey in Blågult is over. During the day, she announced that the Nations League match against Spain on Tuesday will be her last.
The captain's announcement took a toll on the Swedish national teammates.
"Of course it's emotional. She will probably always be number 1 in Swedish football. She has always been the train driver in this national team," says Kosovare Asllani.
Asllani made his debut in the national team three years after Seger and the duo has since been a constant in Blågult.
"I got to know her when I was 17 years old. She has become like a sister to me. It's going to be a very empty feeling without her because of what she's spreading in the team and the way she's leading the team. She has leadership qualities that are incredibly big and beautiful.
"A great role model"
Magdalena Eriksson had a hard time putting her feelings into words after Seger's announcement.
"I don't even know where to start. It's incredibly hard to put into words how much she has meant to so many people. Partly for women's football as a whole, but also in the national team. She has been a great role model for many.
"We've really been close for so many years. Shared so much together and been there for each other through thick and thin. The last few days have been emotional for sure.
SVT broadcasts Caroline Seger's last national team match on Tuesday at 18.45.
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Watch the emotional interview with Caroline Seger in the player. Photo: Bildbyrån