UEFA Euro 2012: Hamrén Selects Sweden Squad

Daniel ManichelloContributor IIIMay 14, 2012

How far will Zlatan take the Swedes?
How far will Zlatan take the Swedes?Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Erik Hamrén has selected his 23-man roster for Sweden's trip to Poland and the Ukraine for this summer's European championships.

Here's the depth chart (presumed starters are in bold):


Goalkeeper: Andreas Isaksson (PSV Eindhoven), Johan Wiland (FC Copenhagen), Pär Hanson (Helsingborg)

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

Midfielders: Rasmus Elm (AZ Alkmaar), Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland), Kim Källström (Lyon), Anders Svensson (Elfsborg), Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow), Samuel Hollman (Istanbul BB), Emir Bajrami (Twente), Christian Wilhelmsson (al-Hilal)

Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimović (AC Milan), Johan Elmander (Galatarasay), Tobias Hysén (IFK Gothenburg), Ola Toivonen (PSV Eindhoven), Marcus Rosenberg (Werder Bremen)

Elmander's inclusion is a surprise given that the forward fractured a bone in his foot in his club team's 0-0 title-clinching draw over the weekend. Hamrén believes what the team doctors have told him, which is that the Elmander will be ready in time for Sweden's first match on June 11th against the co-hosts Ukraine.

There are some notable absences due to injury, however. Promising 20-year-old striker John Guidetti, on loan from Manchester City to Feyenoord and scorer of 20 goals in the Eredivisie, was replaced by Marcus Rosenberg due to illness. Mikael Lustig's Celtic teammate, Daniel Majstorović, will miss out due to the ruptured knee ligaments he suffered while training with Sweden back in February.

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