Sweden's women wear motivational messages on football shirts

     Midfielder Lisa Dahlkvist wears a shirt emblazoned with a tweet by singer Zara Larsson.

    Story highlights

    • Soccer stars aim to inspire women
    • Swedish FA starts #InYourName initiative
    • USWNT hosts SheBelieves Cup

    (CNN)Anyone watching Sweden's national women's team play this week should take a close look at the back of the players' shirts.

    You won't see the footballers' names -- but you could find something that inspires you.
      With the aim of motivating women to think about greater things, the team has ditched its traditional logos in favor of messages of empowerment.
      The players chose tweets from well-known Swedish women, such as singer Zara Larsson, to be put where their surnames would normally appear.
      The team, which won silver at the Rio 2016 Olympics, released the shirts this week as it competes at the Algarve Cup in Portugal.

      'The power in togetherness'

      Sweden's Football Association said it hopes the initiative -- titled #InYourName -- would "inspire and motivate other women to stand up for each other and themselves -- and to show that nothing is impossible."