Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(9) 6 Goals 6 (8)
28.9 Average Age 27
188.8 Average Height (cm) 181.5
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Friendlies.

Missing Players

No missing players.
Player Reason Status
Kyle Walker Out
Aaron Lennon Out
Wayne Rooney Out
Jermain Defoe Out
Jonjo Shelvey Out
Ashley Cole Out

Team News

  • With Ibrahimovic usually playing in a withdrawn role for the national side, Mathias Ranegie and Marcus Berg are the only other options up front, with Toivonen and Elmander not selected.
  • Jonas Olsson and Andreas Granqvist will look to strengthen their defensive partnership following the retirement of Olof Mellberg, while Safari will hope to start ahead of Martin Olsson at left-back.
  • Fulham's Alexander Kacaniklic should get the chance to continue on the left having recently opened his international account, as well as scoring against Arsenal at the weekend.
  • The Tottenham trio of Walker, Lennon and Defoe all have hamstring injuries, with Ashley Cole also sidelined and Rooney and Shelvey forced to withdraw from the squad.
  • In turn there have been debut call-ups for youngsters Jenkinson and Zaha, along with Everton's Leon Osman, who could receive his first England cap at the age of 31.
  • Danny Welbeck is likely to start up front, with Sturridge the only other real striking option, while the likes of Shawcross and Huddlestone will hope for a chance to feature in a new look squad containing the fit again Jack Wilshere.
  • Captain Steven Gerrard will earn his 100th cap, becoming only the 6th ever England player to do so.

Prediction

  • These two sides have met 6 times since the turn of the century, with their encounters in that time never decided by more than a single goal, most recently in a 3-2 win for England at Euro 2012.
  • England are yet to lose since the summer tournament, though draws against the likes of Ukraine and Poland mean that their qualification for the World Cup is far from assured, while Sweden come into the game on a high having come from 4-0 down in Germany to draw 4-4.
  • Hodgson's side is a very young one, while Hamren hasn't really experimented with recent squads and has a far more familiar selection to choose from. Expect another close encounter come Wednesday.
Prediction:
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Comments (6)

 
  • Puskas Award 2013!

  • OMG Ibra O_O

  • 1-1

  • England team v Sweden: Hart, Johnson, Cahill, Caulker, Baines, Gerrard, Cleverley, Osman, Sterling, Welbeck Young

  • Would really like to see Zaha and Sterling get a run out

  • I'm pessimistic about our chances. Weakened squad, no one really cares about this game. Sweden to win 2-1

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