Coach of Sweden Jan Andersson announced the final squad for the world Cup in Russia.
As expected, at the upcoming world Cup, the Swedes will play without their main star – the former striker of Juventus, Barcelona and other top European clubs Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced in advance that they will not resume an international career.
The Swedes in the 12th time and first since 2006, will perform in the final stage of the world Cup. The best result of the Scandinavian team remains in second place in the tournament in 1958.
The Sweden national team on the world Cup:
Goalies: Robin Olsen (Copenhagen, Denmark), Carl Johan Jonsson (Guingamp, France), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea, Wales).
Defence: Mikael Lustig (Celtic, Scotland), Victor Lindelof (“Manchester United”, England), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar, Russia), Ludwig Augustinsson (Bremen, Germany), Emil Kraft, Filip Helander (both Bologna, Italy), Pontus Jansson (Leeds, England), Martin Olsson (Swansea, Wales).
Midfield: Emil Forsberg (Leipzig, Germany), Viktor Klasson (Krasnodar, Russia), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg, Germany), Sebastian Larsson (“hull”, England), Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse, France), Marcus Rhoden (“Crotone”, Italy), Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa, Italy), Gustav Svensson (“Seattle”, USA).
Forwards: Ola Toivonen (Toulouse, France), Marcus Berg (“al ain”, UAE), John Guidetti (“Alaves” Spain), Isaac Thelin Kise (“Waasland-Beveren”, Belgium).
In the group stage of the world championship team Sweden for a spot in the playoffs will compete with teams from South Korea, Germany and Mexico.