Mellberg, Majstorovic back in Sweden squad

BY foxsports • May 24, 2011

Central defenders Olof Mellberg and Daniel Majstorovic are back in the Sweden squad for its 2012 European Championship qualifiers against Moldova and Finland.

Mellberg of Olympiakos missed the team's last game against Moldova in March because of a suspension, while Celtic's Majstorovic was out with an injury.

AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic was also included in the team.

Sweden coach Erik Hamren said Tuesday that Racing Santander striker Magnus Rosenberg won't take part in either of the games because he ''wasn't sure he'd have (enough) energy'' after the Spanish season.

Backup goalkeeper Par Hansson was included only for the match against Moldova in Zimbru on June 3.

Sweden plays Finland at home in Stockholm on June 7.


Goalkeepers: Andreas Isaksson (PSV Eindhoven), Johan Wiland (FC Copenhagen), Par Hansson (Helsingborgs IF).

Defenders: Mikael Antonsson (FC Copenhagen), Andreas Granqvist (Groningen), Mikael Lustig (Rosenborg), Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic), Olof Mellberg (Olympiakos), Behrang Safari (FC Basel), Oscar Wendt (FC Copenhagen).

Midfielders: Emir Bajrami (Twente), Tobias Hysen (IFK Goteborg), Kim Kallstrom (Lyon), Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham), Martin Olsson (Blackburn), Pontus Wernbloom (AZ Alkmaar), Christian Wilhelmsson (Al Hilal), Anders Svensson (Elfsborg), Ola Toivonen (PSV Eindhoven).

Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan), Johan Elmander (Bolton), Alexander Gerndt (Helsingborg).

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