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Last Updated: Monday, 15 May 2006, 09:56 GMT 10:56 UK
Sweden announce World Cup squad

Alexander Ostlund
Ostlund has 18 international caps
Southampton defender Alexander Ostlund has been left out of Sweden's 23-man squad for the World Cup.

Ostland remains on standby as coach Lars Lagerback named his squad that includes Arsenal's Freddie Ljungberg and Aston Villa captain Olof Mellberg.

Juventus's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Barcelona's Henrik Larsson were named among four strikers.

IFK Gothenburg defender Karl Svensson got a surprise call but regular keeper Eddie Gustafsson was excluded.

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Rami Shaaban makes the squad in Gustafsson's absence while Bayer Leverkuson's Fredrik Stenman, who has yet to play for Sweden, is drafted in.

Sweden take on England, Paraguay and Trinidad and Tobago in their group.

Goalkeepers: John Alvbage (Viborg, Denmark), Andreas Isaksson (Rennes, France), Rami Shaaban (Fredrikstad, Norway)

Defenders: Erik Edman (Rennes, France), Petter Hansson (Heerenveen, Holland), Teddy Lucic (Hacken), Olof Mellberg (Aston Villa, England), Mikael Nilsson (Panathinaikos, Greece), Fredrik Stenman (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Karl Svensson (IFK Goteborg)

Midfielders: Niclas Alexandersson (IFK Goteborg), Daniel Andersson (Malmo), Johan Elmander (Brondby, Denmark), Mattias Jonson (Djurgarden), Kim Kallstrom (Rennes, France), Tobias Linderoth (Copenhagen, Denmark), Fredrik Ljungberg (Arsenal, England), Anders Svensson (Elfsborg), Christian Wilhelmsson (Anderlecht, Belgium)

Strikers: Marcus Allback (Copenhagen, Denmark), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Juventus, Italy), Henrik Larsson (Barcelona, Spain), Markus Rosenberg (Ajax, Holland)

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