Beth Mead of Arsenal and Jonna Andersson of Chelsea in action WSL Chelsea Women v Arsenal Women, Kingsmeadow, London, UK - 13 Oct 2019 Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA

Chelsea defender could collect milestone cap for Sweden against Iceland

Chelsea defender Jonna Andersson could collect her 50th senior international cap for Sweden during the upcoming internationals.

The 27-year-old Mjolby-born full-back is currently on 48 caps but will hit the half-century if she features for Peter Gerhardsson’s side against both Hungary and Iceland in the coming week.

Should she reach the milestone, Andersson will have completed the achievement in less than five years with the player having only made her senior debut for Sweden back in January 2016.

Sweden’s fixtures against Hungary in Gothenburg on Thursday and against Iceland in Reykjavik five days later are both qualifying matches for the UEFA Women’s EURO 2022. The Swedes have played three of their eight matches so far and top their group with a maximum points return.

During her time as a senior international, Andersson has won a Silver Medal at the 2016 Olympic Games while she was also a member of the Swedish squad which shared the Algarve Cup in 2018. The player represented her country at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019, winning a Bronze Medal.

For her club, Andersson played 80 minutes of Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Manchester United on the opening day of the 2019/2020 Barclays FA Women’s Super League season but she was not involved against Bristol City at the weekend.

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