Sweden vs. England: Key Battles to Watch in International Friendly

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Sweden vs. England: Key Battles to Watch in International Friendly
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Sweden will play England for the third time in 18 months on Wednesday when they host them for an international friendly in Stockholm.

The fixture has been arranged to mark the opening of the country's new 50,000-seater national stadium, the Friends Arena, located in the Solna district of the Swedish capital.

England won the last two meetings—a win during the Euro 2012 group stages in the summer and a friendly win at Wembley last November—but they have not won on Swedish soil since 1965.

The visitors have been beset by injuries Wayne Rooney and Theo Walcott among the players missing the trip, but the game still has at least the promise of serving up fare more engaging than your average international friendly.

Here are four key battles which will go towards deciding the result on Wednesday.

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