Erik Hamren to experiment in England friendly

The 55-year-old coach has picked a host of young players for the match against the Three Lions and talked up the future of the national team

Erik Hamren has opted to select a youthful Sweden squad for his side's clash with England.

The Scandinavians entertain Roy Hodgson’s men in their first match at the New Friends Arena on November 14 and the 55-year-old will look to use a host of relatively untried players for the game.

There are call-ups for Udinese striker Mathias Ranegie, Ajax’s Tobias Sana as well as Malmo pair Jiloan Hamad and Pontus Jansson and Hamren was quick to talk up their international credentials at a press conference.

“I see quality, attitude and future,” Hamren told reporters.

Sweden are currently sat in second place in Group C of World Cup qualification and host Republic of Ireland on March 22.

Name Club
Par Hansson Helsingborgs IF
Andreas Isaksson Kasimpassa
Mikael Antonnson Bologna
Andreas Granqvist Genoa
Pontus Jannson Malmo FF
Mikael Lustig Celtic
Jonas Olsson West Brom
Martin Olsson Blackburn Rovers
Behrand Safari Anderlecht
Rasmus Elm CSKA Moscow
Jiloan Hamad Malmo FF
Samuel Holmen Istanbul BB
Alexandar Kacaniklic Fulham
Kim Kallstrom Spartak Moscow
Sebastian Larsson Sunderland
Anders Svensson IF Elfsborg
Pontus Wembloom CSKA Moscow
Tobias Sana Ajax
Marcus Berg Hamburg
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Paris Saint-Germain
Mathias Ranegie Udinese