“Jaaaaaaaa! It will be the World Cup for Sweden in 2018 after two strong matches against Italy… Congratulations to the national team!” he wrote on Facebook.
Newspaper Dagens Nyheter could hardly believe the result either, calling it “surreal”.
Sweden’s Aftonbladet newspaper felt there was a magic touch behind the feat.
“When Janne Andersson took over the national team, there was nothing,” it wrote. “As if by magic, the players hauled themselves up before finishing on their knees, their palms turned to the sky. As in a prayer of thanks.”