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Sweden

TEAM ANALYSIS: Without Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the way, we said that Sweden would need some of their less experienced players to step up and find the back of the net. The good news is they came to Russia with very few injury concerns as almost all of their players are a Low Injury Risk. We know they have a strong back line lead by Andreas Granqvist, and Emil Forsberg can make things happen out of the midfield. After a decisive victory over Mexico, they now face a much weaker Switzerland team in the Round of 16. With all of their players available, Sweden is the favorite to move on.

 

OVERALL INJURY RISK: LOW

 

Robin Olsen G, FC Copenhagen

  • Collarbone fracture (March 2018, missed 11 weeks)

Mikael Lustig D, Celtic FC

  • Broken toe injury (April 2018, missed 2 weeks)
  • Left thigh muscle strain (November 2017, missed 1 week)
  • Right foot injury (November 2016, missed 2 weeks)
  • Left thigh muscle strain (August 2015, missed 2 weeks)
  • Ankle injury (February 2015, missed 20 weeks)
  • Double hip injury (December 2013, missed 18 weeks)

Andreas Granqvist D, Krasnodar

  • No relevant injuries

Victor Lindelöf D, Manchester United

  • No relevant injuries

Martin Olsson D, Swansea

  • Hamstring strain (October 2017, missed 4 weeks)
  • Thigh injury (November 2016, missed 1 week)
  • Shoulder injury (May 2015, missed 16 weeks)

Pontus Jansson D, Leeds

  • Head injury (April 2018, missed 1 week)
  • Right ankle injury (February 2018, missed 1 week)
  • Shoulder injury (October 2017, missed 1 game)
  • Hamstring injury (April 2017, missed 1 week)
  • Unknown injury (January 2016, missed 1 week)
  • Knee injury (October 2015, missed 7 weeks)

Sebastian Larsson M, Hull City

  • Head injury (June 2018, day-to-day)
  • MCL injury (August 2016, missed 15 weeks)

Emil Forsberg M, RB Leipzig

  • Muscle fatigue (February 2018, missed 1 week)
  • Pelvic injury- Osteitis pubis (December 2017, missed 9 weeks)
  • Chest pain (August 2017, missed 1 week)
  • Concussion (September 2016, missed 1 week)

Gustav Svensson M, Sounders FC

  • Left hamstring strain (October 2017, missed 1 week)
  • Cruciate Ligament Rupture (February 2013, missed 26 weeks)
  • Hip injury (November 2010, missed 44 weeks)

Jimmy Durmaz M, Toulouse – QUESTIONABLE

  • Hip injury (July 2018, day-to-day)
  • Groin injury (September 2017, missed 1 week)
  • Abductor muscle tear (February 2016, missed 4 weeks)
  • Knee torn ligament (March 2015, missed 5 weeks)

Marcus Berg F, Al-Ain FC

  • Muscle injury (November 2016, missed 3 weeks)
  • Muscle injury (January 2016, missed 2 weeks)
  • Muscle injury (December 2015, missed 5 weeks)
  • Hip injury (March 2013, missed 16 weeks)
  • Collarbone fracture (December 2011, missed 7 weeks)
  • Hip injury (May 2011, missed 16 weeks)
  • Knee injury (February 2010, missed 2 weeks)
  • Back trouble (February 2008, missed 7 weeks)

Ola Toivonen F, Toulouse

  • Groin injury (October 2015, missed 1 week)
  • Torn hamstring muscle (October 2012, missed 20 weeks)
  • Left hamstring injury (March 2011, missed 3 weeks)

John Guidetti F, Alaves

  • Back injury (March 2018, missed 1 week)
  • Right collarbone fracture (August 2017, missed 6 weeks)
  • Sprained knee injury (March 2017, missed 3 weeks)
  • Malleolar injury (October 2016, missed 1 week)
  • Right leg surgery (July 2013, missed 17 weeks)
  • Inflammation (April 2012, missed 39 weeks)

 

Group ARussia / Saudi Arabia / Egypt / Uruguay 

Group BPortugal / Spain / Morocco / Iran

Group CFrance / Australia / Peru / Denmark

Group DArgentina / Iceland / Croatia / Nigeria

Group EBrazil / Switzerland / Costa Rica / Serbia

Group FGermany / Mexico / Sweden / South Korea

Group GBelgium / Panama / Tunisia / England

Group HPoland / Senegal / Colombia / Japan

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