And Swedish sources last night claimed Hart is seen as "one of the bad guys".
The Sun says it is claimed feelings against Hart run deep in the Sweden camp.
When England played them in the Euro Under-21 Championship semi-final in 2009, Hart infuriated the opposition with his antics in a penalty shoot-out.
He was accused of trying to intimidate one of the penalty takers by pretending to be a boxer and coming off his line.
The penalty was scored but England, for once, went through - although Hart was booked and missed the final.
He also replaced Swedish keeper Andreas Isaksson as No 1 at City five years ago.