Upbeat Hamrén includes Kujovic in Sweden squad

Sweden coach Erik Hamrén said "my feeling is that our time is now" as he named his squad for the play-off against Denmark, including Allsvenskan top scorer Emir Kujovic.

Erik Hamrén is confident Sweden can overcome Denmark to reach UEFA EURO 2016
Erik Hamrén is confident Sweden can overcome Denmark to reach UEFA EURO 2016 ©AFP/Getty Images

Striker Emir Kujovic, who won the Allsvenskan with Norrköping and finished as the Swedish top flight's leading scorer earlier this week, has been called up to the Sweden senior side for the first time ahead of this month's UEFA EURO 2016 play-off against Denmark.

"I'm excited to see him, he has done very well and has matured," Sweden coach Erik Hamrén said of the 27-year-old Kujovic, who has four Under-21 caps to his name and struck 21 league goals this season. "Denmark are ten places above us in the world rankings and they have won the most recent matches between us, but my feeling is that this is our time now."

Sweden will be without influential midfielder Albin Ekdal because of an injury picked up on club duty with Hamburg. Oscar Lewicki is available, however, having recovered from the concussion which forced him off during Malmö's UEFA Champions League defeat by Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.

Highlights of Sweden's Under-21 triumph
Highlights of Sweden's Under-21 triumph

Sweden squad
Goalkeepers: Andreas Isaksson (Kasımpaşa), Patrik Carlgren (AIK), Robin Olsen (PAOK).

Defenders: Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Pierre Bengtsson (Mainz), Mikael Antonsson (København), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar), Erik Johansson (Gent), Martin Olsson (Norwich City), Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland).

Midfielders: Jimmy Durmaz (Olympiacos), Emil Forsberg (Leipzig), Abdulrahman Khalili (Mersin), Kim Källström (Grasshoppers), Oscar Lewicki (Malmö), Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moskva), Erkan Zengin (Trabzonspor), Gustav Svensson (Göteborg), Oscar Hiljemark (Palermo).

Forwards: Marcus Berg (Panathinaikos), Zlatan Ibrahimović (Paris Saint-Germain), John Guidetti (Celta Vigo), Emir Kujovic (Norrköping), Ola Toivonen (Sunderland).

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