23 players of the squad of Sweden for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia are announced:
Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen (FC Kobenhavn), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea), Karl-Johan Johnsson (Guingamp).
Defenders: Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar), Victor Lindelof (Manchester United), Mikael Lusting (Celtic), Ludwig Augustinsson (Werder Bremen), Pontus Jansson (Leeds), Emil Krafth (Bologna), Filip Helander (Bologna), Martin Olsson (Swansea).
Midfielders: Sebastian Larsson (Hull City), Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders), Albin Ekdal (Hamburger), Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig), Victor Claesson (Krasnodar), Jimmy Durmaz (Toulouse), Marcus Rohden (Crotone), Oscar Hiljemark (Genoa).
Forwards: Marcus Berg (Al Ain), John Giudetti (Alaves), Isaaс Kiese Thelin (Waasland-Beveren), Ola Toivonen (Toulouse).
The Sweden national football team sustained its main losses long before the World Cup. Two years ago, two leaders of the Sweden national team Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Pontus Wernbloom declared their career endings.
It seemed that after Zlatan's leaving we would not see the Scandinavians on large tournaments for a long. However, the Swedes were able to modify their game and were qualified for the World Cup in Russia.
26-year-old midfielder Emil Forsberg in the Sweden national team deserves attention and can become a new team leader.