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Henrik Larsson to play for Sweden at Euro 2008

To the surprise and delight of most Swedish football fans, veteran striker Henrik Larsson was among the names when manager Lars Lagerbäck announced his squad for this summer's Euro 2008 on Tuesday.

Henrik Larsson to play for Sweden at Euro 2008

Despite previously insisting that his international career was over, Larsson has conformed that he will travel to Switzerland and Austria and his sixth major championship.

Sweden open their campaign against title holders Greece in Salzburg on June 10th before facing up to Spain and Russia.

Sweden’s provisional squad:

Goalkeepers; Andreas Isaksson (Manchester City/ENG), Rami Shaaban (Hammarby/SWE), Johan Wiland (Elfsborg/SWE)

Defenders: Petter Hansson (Rennes/FRA), Mikael Nilsson (Panathinaikos/GRE), Andreas Granqvist (Wigan Athletic/ENG), Mikael Dorsin (Cluj/ROM), Daniel Majstorovic (FC Basel/SUI), Olof Mellberg (Aston Villa/ENG), Fredrik Stoor (Rosenborg/NOR)

Midfielders: Kim Källström (Lyon/FRA), Niclas Alexandersson (IFK Gothenburg/SWE), Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham City/ENG), Daniel Andersson (Malmo FF/SWE), Fredrik Ljungberg (West Ham United/ENG), Anders Svensson (Elfsborg/NOR), Christian Wilhelmsson (Nantes/FRA), Tobias Linderoth (Galatasaray/TUR)

Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan/ITA), Henrik Larsson (Helsingborgs IF/SWE), Johan Elmander (Toulouse/FRA), Markus Rosenberg (Werder Bremen/GER), Marcus Allback (FC Copenhagen/DEN)

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Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match

Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, a day ahead of the country's Nations League match with Sweden, the Croatian football federation (HNS) said.

Croatian player tests positive ahead of Sweden match
Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic (left) tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. Photo: Miguel Medina / AFP
“Brozovic's Inter Milan and Swedish epidemiologists were informed about the positive test,” an HNS statement said.
   
The player's positive result came two days after defender Domagoj Vida was informed of a positive Covid-19 test after playing the first half of a friendly with Turkey in Istanbul.
   
Apart from Brozovic, 27, one staff member also tested positive.
   
They were both isolated from other members of the national team.
   
After Sweden, Croatia play another Nations League game against Portugal on Tuesday.
   
Croatia, runners-up at the 2018 World Cup, are third in their Nations League group which also includes France, the team that beat them to the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal and Sweden.
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