Sweden name unchanged squad

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Ibrahimovich_cars AP Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his teammates visit the racing track Gotland Ring.

Stockholm – Sweden coach Erik Hamren on Tuesday did not change the 23-strong squad for the Euro 2012 finals, keeping injured striker Johan Elmander and goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson on the roster.

The 30-year-old Galatasary forward Elmander is recovering from a foot injury sustained when his club won the Turkish league.

Goalkeeper Isaksson of Dutch side PSV Eindhoven has a shoulder injury.

Sweden will play Iceland on Wednesday in a friendly in the wesert coast city of Gothenburg after training for five days on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland.

“To play Iceland is special since my predecessor Lars Lagerback is their coach,” Hamren said.

Sweden starts its Euro 2012 campaign against co-host Ukraine. The group at the June 8-July 1 tournament in Poland and Ukraine also includes England and France.


Goalkeepers: Andreas Isaksson (PSV Eindhoven), Johan Wiland (Copenhagen), Par Hansson (Helsingborg)

Defenders: Mikael Antonsson (Bologna), Andreas Granqvist (Genoa), Olof Mellberg (Olympiacos), Jonas Olsson (West Bromwich Albion), Martin Olsson (Blackburn Rovers), Behrang Safari (RSC Anderlecht), Mikael Lustig (Glasgow Celtic)

Midfielders: Emir Bajrami (Twente Enschede), Rasmus Elm (AZ Alkmaar), Samuel Holmen (Istanbul BB SK), Kim Kallstrom (Olympique Lyon), Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland), Anders Svensson (Elfsborg), Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow), Christian Wilhelmsson (Al-Hilal)

Forwards: Johan Elmander (Galatasaray), Tobias Hysen (IFK Gothenburg), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan), Markus Rosenberg (Werder Bremen), Ola Toivonen (PSV Eindhoven) – Sapa-dpa

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