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Niclas Alexandersson misses out for Swedes

Swedish defender Niclas Alexandersson will miss Saturday's Group D meeting with Spain as he has a calf strain, the team camp said Thursday.

Alexandersson, 36 and a veteran of 109 international appearances, suffered the injury in the win over Greece on Tuesday which saw him go off in the closing stages.

The IFK Gothenburg star is now a doubt for the final Group D match with Russia on June 18.

Fredrik Stoor, 24 and with just six caps, is set to deputize against the Spanish.

Sweden have already lost midfielder Christian Wilhelmsson with a thigh strain suffered against the Greeks from their squad.

With the tournament under way players withdrawing through injury cannot now be replaced and teams must make do with what they have.

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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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