With the possible exception of Ulrika Jonsson, there's not much doubt about who ranks as the most famous Swede living in England.
So it was hardly a surprise to see Sven-G^ran Eriksson surrounded by microphones and camera crews from the moment England's coach discovered that his team had once again been paired with his native country in Friday night's World Cup draw.
But Sweden's international skipper Olof Mellberg also plies his trade in England. And the man who also wears the armband for Aston Villa wore an equally amused smile when asked to reflect on the draw for next summer's World Cup finals.
As if being paired again with England had not caused enough stirring of Mellberg's World Cup senses, the sight at close quarters of El Hadji Diouf scoring Bolton Wanderers' goal on Saturday would also have brought the memories flooding back.
Diouf was a key part of the Senegal side who bundled Sweden out in Japan three summers ago, thanks to an extra-time 'golden goal' from Henri Camara.
It meant that, despite Sweden finishing top of Group F ahead of England, Eriksson's side actually went a round further. Though Sweden have not lost to England since 1968, Mellberg time expects his adopted countrymen to fare even better.
"With the players England have now got," said Mellberg, "they look stronger than they were at the last World Cup.
"We have had some good recent results, in the last World Cup when we drew and a couple of years ago when we won in a friendly in Sweden. But it is difficult to talk about games that happened 20 years ago. All I know is that any games against England are always tough games.
"They have a few doing very well in the Premiership who are key players in the best sides. They will be really strong opponents and will definitely be one of the favourites."
Mellberg had only been at Villa a year the last time Sweden and England were thrust together in the same World Cup group in 2002. But, given that he is now in his fifth season over here and his country's captain too, he is bracing himself for a fuller glare of media attention.
"It wasn't actually too bad last time," he said, with a knowing grin. "There was the same background to it, but to expect a little bit more attention now is probably inevitable."
Of more concern to Mellberg is how well he and three of his Germany-bound teammates, Milan Baros (Czech Republic), Freddie Bouma (Holland) and Uli De La Cruz (Ecuador) might do next summer. And he even hinted that there could be a fifth if Trinidad-born former England youth and Under-21 international JLloyd Samuel pursues possible ambitions to represent Trinidad & Tobago.
"The first, instant reaction was 'Oh no, not again'," said Mellberg. "But, after having a closer look at the group, it looks like we've got a good chance to go through.
"It's nice to get a chance to play against players you don't play against normally but that won't be the case next summer against England or Trinidad & Tobago, who have a lot of players we know too.
"There could be a chance that JLloyd will try to get into the Trinidad & Tobago side.
"Uli is in the German group with Ecuador and they've a good chance to go through. Freddie will be there with Holland, and I am not sure what Milan Baros thinks about being in the same group as the US and Italy."