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TEAM NEWS: Elmander starts for Sweden against England

TEAM NEWS: Elmander starts for Sweden against England


The Galatasaray striker was omitted from the starting XI in their opening game against Ukraine, but has now fully recovered from his foot injury to feature against the Three Lions

Sweden coach Erik Hamren has announced his starting XI for Friday's Euro 2012 Group D encounter against England in Kiev, making three changes to the side that lost 2-1 to Ukraine in their opening game.

Right-back Mikael Lustig has been dropped due to a hip problem, making way for Jonas Olsson, with Andreas Grangvist switching from centre-back to the right side of defence.

Further ahead, attacking midfielder Ola Toivonen has also been omitted as Hamren opts for the more defensive-minded Anders Svensson instead, pushing Rasmus Elm slightly higher up the pitch on the left.

Finally, Markus Rosenberg has lost his starting berth to Johan Elmander, who wasn't fully match fit for the match against Ukraine yet due to a foot injury.

Friday's match against the Three Lions kicks off at 20:45CET.

Sweden starting XI: Isaksson; Granqvist, J. Olsson, Mellberg, M. Olsson; Kallstrom, Svensson; Larsson, Ibrahimovic, Elm; Elmander