FIFA Ranking: 16

 

Key players: Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Fredrik Ljungberg, Henrik Larsson

 

World Cup record: 11th appearance

 

Best finish: Runner up 1958

 

Last appearance: Second round 2002

 

Qualifying route: One of the best two European group runners-up

 

Key question: While Ibrahimovich and Larsson have had frustrating domestic seasons, can this strike force continue the Swede’s giant killing form?

 

Squad:

Goalkeepers #
Andreas Isaksson 1
John Alvbage 12
Rami Shaaban 23
Defenders
Mikael Nilsson 2
Olof Mellberg 3
Teddy Lucic 4
Erik Edman 5
Petter Hansson 13
Fredrik Stenman 14
Karl Svensson 15
Midfielders
Tobias Linderoth 6
Niclas Alexandersson 7
Anders Svensson 8
Fredrik Ljungberg 9
Kim Kallstrom 16
Daniel Andersson 19
Christian Wilhelmsson 21
Forwards
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 10
Henrik Larsson 11
Johan Elmander 17
Mattias Jonson 18
Marcus Allback 20
Markus Rosenberg 22

Group matches:

v Trinidad & Tobago, 16:00 GMT, Saturday 10th June - Dortmund

v Paraguay, 19:00 GMT, Thursday 15th June - Berlin

v England, 19:00 GMT, Tuesday 20th June - Cologne