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Sweden name squad for Spain

Published: Tuesday 26 September 2006, 18.58CET
FC Basel 1893 defender Daniel Majstorovic and Kennedy Bakircioglü of FC Twente have been drafted into the Sweden squad for games against Spain and Iceland.
by Jan Juhlin
from Gothenburg
Published: Tuesday 26 September 2006, 18.58CET

Sweden name squad for Spain

FC Basel 1893 defender Daniel Majstorovic and Kennedy Bakircioglü of FC Twente have been drafted into the Sweden squad for games against Spain and Iceland.

FC Basel 1893 defender Daniel Majstorovic and midfielder Kennedy Bakircioglü of FC Twente have been drafted into the Sweden squad for the UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifiers against Spain and Iceland.

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FC Internazionale Milano forward Zlatan Ibrahimović sits out the Group F games on 7 and 11 October due to his self-imposed exile from international football, while a knee injury rules out Manchester City FC goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson. Mikael Nilsson may be out of favour at Panathinaikos FC but the defender retains the faith of national coach Lars Lagerbäck, who said: "He hasn't played much of late but he did really well in our two opening matches." Sweden lead Group F with maximum points.

Sweden squad
Goalkeepers:
John Alvbåge (Viborg FF), Rami Shaaban (Fredrikstad FK).

Defenders: Petter Hansson (SC Heerenveen), Mikael Antonsson (Panathinaikos FC), Mikael Nilsson (Panathinaikos FC), Fredrik Stenman (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Daniel Majstorovic (FC Basel 1893), Erik Edman (Stade Rennais FC), Olof Mellberg (Aston Villa FC).

Midfielders: Niclas Alexandersson (IFK Göteborg), Daniel Andersson (Malmö FF), Fredrik Ljungberg (Arsenal FC), Kim Källström (Olympique Lyonnais), Tobias Linderoth (FC København), Christian Wilhelmsson (FC Nantes Atlantique), Anders Svensson (IF Elfsborg), Kennedy Bakirgioglü (FC Twente).

Forwards: Marcus Allbäck (FC København), Markus Rosenberg (AFC Ajax), Fredrik Berglund (FC København), Johan Elmander (Toulouse FC).

Last updated: 27/09/06 8.49CET

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