AP Interview: Ravelli on USA ‘94, the virus, being different

Thomas Ravelli was talking about the coronavirus — what else? — when his thoughts turned to Sweden’s fairly relaxed attitude to a pandemic that has shut down much of the world.

“Young people here are still sitting outside drinking beer and having some fun. But I am really scared,” the 60-year-old Swedish soccer great said. “We have a different approach to the virus. Maybe we do the right thing, or maybe everyone else is doing the right thing. Nobody knows.”

If anyone knows a thing or two about being different, it’s Ravelli — as Sweden’s youngsters are about to find out.

In an attempt to “strengthen and unite” the country in these uncertain times, Swedish broadcaster SVT has decided to
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