Sweden have named a strong squad to face New Zealand in their international friendly on Saturday June 17.
Head coach Janne Andersson says he’s selected a big squad so he can use the friendly against the All Whites to prepare for Sweden’s European Championship qualifier against Austria four days later.
His squad includes high-profile English Premier League stars Victor Lindelöf (Manchester United) and striker Alexander Isak (Newcastle United), as well as players drawn from domestic clubs and European leagues.
Andersson has drafted in Malmö FF’s midfielder Hugo Larsson who is due to move to German club Eintracht Frankfurt, and is regarded as a future star.
Main photo: Head coach Jenne Andersson announces his squad to face New Zealand.
Top goalscorers are Emil Forsberg (20 goals in 80 internationals) Viktor Claesson (13 goals in 67) and Robin Quaison (12 goals in 46).
New Zealand Football have named a 23-player squad for June’s internationals against Sweden and Qatar, with Darren Bazeley named interim head coach for the games.
On Tuesday June 20 (4am NZT), New Zealand will play their second international of the fixture window, facing Qatar in Vienna, Austria.
Game to be played on Saturday June 17, 2023
Sweden v All Whites
Friends Arena, Soina, Stockholm, 5am (NZT)
Viktor Johansson (0 caps), (Rotherham United, England)
Kristoffer Nordfeldt (16 caps), (AIK Football AB, Sweden)
Robin Olsen (65 caps), (Aston Villa, England)
Hjalmar Ekdal (5 caps), (Burnley, England)
Gabriel Gudmundsson (4 caps), (LOSC Lille, France)
Isak Hien (5 caps), (Hellas Verona, Italy)
Edvin Kurtulus (3 caps), (Hammarby Football AB, Sweden)
Victor Nilsson Lindelöf (58 caps), (Manchester United, England)
Martin Olsson (55 caps), (Malmō, Sweden)
Ken Sema (14 caps), (Watford, England)
Carl Starfelt (5 caps), (Celtic, Scotland)
Daniel Sundgren (2 caps), (Maccabi Haifa, Israel)
Linus Wahlqvist Egnell (8 caps), (Pogon Szczecin SA, Poland)
Midfielders and forwards
Jens-Lys Cajuste (14 caps), (Stade de Reims, France)
Viktor Claesson (67 caps), (FC Copenhagen, Denmark)
Albin Ekdal (66 caps), (Spezia Calcio, Italy)
Anthony Elanga 10 caps), (Manchester United, England)
Emil Forsberg (80 caps), (RB Leipzig, Germany)
Samuel Gustafson (6 caps), (BK Häcken, Sweden)
Viktor Gyökeres (13 caps), (Coventry City, England)
Alexander Isak (39 caps), (Newcastle United, England)
Jesper Karlsson (9 caps), (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands)
Jesper Karlström (11 caps), (KKS Lech Poznan, Poland)
Dejan Kulusevski (29 caps), (Tottenham Hotspur, England)
Hugo Larsson (1 caps), (Malmō, Sweden)
Kristoffer Olsson (44 caps), (FC Midtjylland, Denmark)
Robin Quaison (46 caps), (Al-Ettifaq, Saudi Arabia)
Marcus Rohdén (17 caps), (Frosinone Calcio, Italy)
Mattias Svanberg (27 caps), (VfL Wolfsburg, Germany)
Head coach Janne Andersson announced his squad at a media briefing. Here is the 30-minute briefing: