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Updated Thursday May 18, 2000
Sweden name preliminary squad for Euro 2000

Sweden coach Tommy Soderberg named a 20-man squad on Thursday for a friendly against Spain in Gothenburg on June 3. It will also form the basis of the squad for Euro 2000.

Soderberg and co-coach Lars Lagerback expect to extend the squad to 22 players on 26 May, several days before the 1 June deadline set by UEFA.

Several star names are, as expected, missing from the squad due to injury: Stefan Schwarz, Pontus Kaamark, Andreas Andersson and star striker Henrik Larsson would all be first-choice players if available.

Sweden's first game in Group B is against co-hosts Belgium in Brussels: the opening game of the tournament.

Squad:
Goalkeepers:
Magnus Hedman (Coventry), Mattias Asper (AIK Stockholm), Magnus Kihlstedt (Brann)
Defenders:
Patrik Andersson (Bayern Munich), Joakim Bjorklund (Valencia), Tomas Gustafsson (Coventry City), Teddy Lucic (AIK Stockholm), Olof Mellberg (Racing Santander), Roland Nilsson (Helsingborg), Gary Sundgren (Real Zaragoza)
Midfielders:
Niclas Alexandersson (Sheffield Wednesday) Anders Andersson (Aalborg), Daniel Andersson (Bari), Johan Mjallby (Celtic), Magnus Svensson (Brondby), Fredrik Ljungberg (Arsenal), Hakan Mild (IFK Gothenburg)
Strikers: Jorgen Pettersson (Kaiserslautern), Kennet Andersson (Bologna), Yskel Osmanovski (Bari

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