Erik Hamrén's starting XI for the Iceland friendly may be a clue as to where the Sweden manager will be playing Zlatan Ibrahimović during the games that count.
Discussions always swirl around where Ibrahimović will be used in the Swedish attack. Often he plays much higher than he's accustomed to with AC Milan, a partial explanation behind some of his struggles in his country's jersey. Even the opposing manager was asked to chime in on the subject: "I think Sweden might do best with him in a free role," was Lagerbäck's advice.
And so Ibra will indeed play behind Markus Rosenberg, the lone striker, against Iceland. Rosenberg playing for country for the first time since November 2009 is filling in where Johan Elmander will start on June 11th.
Ola Toivonen, a versatile forward, can play out on a wing or move into the middle of the pitch with Ibra. Positional battles are occurring on the back line. Both Granqvist and Safari will be looking to impress the coaches and make a case for their inclusion in the final starting XI.