Sweden 23-Man World Cup 2018 Squad & Possible Starting Lineup

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Sweden World Cup 2018 Team Squad
Confirmed Sweden 23 Men Squad: Sweden announced their 23-man final world cup squad in May 2018 and there are not many surprises in the lineup.

PLAYER CLUB AGE POSITION
1 Karl-Johan Johnsson Guingamp 28 GK
2 Kristoffer Nordfeldt Swansea City 28 GK
3 Robin Olsen Copenhagen 27 GK
4 Mikael Lustig Celtic 31 Defender
5 Victor Lindelöf Manchester United 23 Defender
6 Andreas Granqvist (C) Krasondar 32 Defender
7 Martin Olsson Swansea City 29 Defender
8 Ludwig Augustinsson Werder Bremen 23 Defender
9 Filip Helander Bologna FC 22 Defender
10 Emil Krafth Bologna 23 Defender
11 Pontus Jansson Leeds United 27 Defender
12 Sebastian Larsson Hull City 32 Midfielder
13 Viktor Claesson FC Krasnodar 26 Midfielder
14 Gustav Svensson Seattle Sounders FC 31 Midfielder
15 Emil Forsberg RB Lepizig 26 Midfielder
16 Oscar Hiljemark Genoa 25 Midfielder
17 Marcus Rohden FC Crotone 27 Midfielder
18 Jimmy Durmaz Tolouse 21 Midfielder
19 Albin Ekdal Hamburger SV 28 Midfielder
20 Marcus Berg Al Ain 31 Forward
21 Ola Toivonen Tolouse 31 Forward
22 John Guidetti Alves 25 Forward
23 Isaac Kiese Thelin Waasland-Beveren 25 Forward

Sweden National Coach: Janne Andersson

Since 2016, its Janne Andersson who is team coach of Sweden. He guided qualification for Sweden via playoffs beating Italy over the two legs. Andersson is a very experienced coach having managed clubs like (Örgryte IS and IFK Norrköping) in native Sweden. Sweden’s win over Italy in the playoffs pretty much tell us everything about this team who can be very stubborn at the back and they do have some attacking flair upfront.

Possible Starting Lineup: Sweden are most likely to be with Ibrahimovic who announced retirement but has been hinting on a possible U-turn before the world cup. But its highly unlikely Sweden will consider him an option.

Forsberg is a main stay for this Swedish side, he has pace and trickery and will cause problems for any team. Berg is set to start upfront while Larsson and Durmaz are also in contention in what was a be a 4-2-3-1 system.

Swensson and Hiljermark are expected to form the central midfield while Lindelof and Jansson to play in central defense.

Sweden Schedule of World Cup 2018:

If we say Sweden is surprise entry in the world cup 2018 it might be not wrong the goal in the 61st minute of the match made it possible for Sweden to play in the world cup. Sweden drawn in Group of the Fifa world cup where they will play against opponents South Korea, Germany and Mexico.

  1. Sweden vs South Korea– 18 June 2018
  2. Germany vs Sweden– 23 June 2018
  3. Mexico vs Sweden – 27 June 2018

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