Striker Guidetti returns to Sweden squad against Liechtenstein, Moldova

Stockholm, Oct 3 (IANS) Sweden football team coach Erik Hamren has included striker John Guidetti of Celta de Vigo in the call of Sweden for the last two qualifying matches for Euro 2016, against Liechtenstein and Moldova.

Guidetti, who won the Under-21 European Championship three months ago, has not been called to the national team since 2012. Hamren said on Friday at the presentation of the squad here that he thinks Guidetti has played few games but has very interesting qualities, adding that he made a beautiful goal against Barcelona, Efe reported.

Sweden are in third place in Group G of Euro 2016 qualifiers with 12 points, two points behind Russia and ten behind Austria, who lead with 22 points.

The squad:

Goalkeepers: Andreas Isaksson (Kasimpasa), Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Swansea), Robin Olsen (PAOK).

Defenders: Mikael Antonsson (Copenhagen), Pierre Bengtsson (Mainz), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar), Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Erik Johansson (Gent), Filip Helander (Verona), Martin Olsson (Norwich), Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland).

Midfielders: Jimmy Durmaz (Olympiacos), Albin Ekdal (Hamburg), Emil Forsberg (Leipzig), Kim Kallstrom (Grasshoppers), Oscar Lewicki (Malmoe) Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow), Erkan Zengin (Trabzonspor), Abdul Khalili (Mersin Idmanyurdu).

Forwards: Marcus Berg (Panathinaikos), John Guidetti (Celta), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG), Isaac Kiese Thelin (Girondins), Ola Toivonen (Rennes).

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