Posted June 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
Markus Rosenberg will start up front for Sweden in Monday's European Championship match against Ukraine after coach Erik Hamren decided not to risk selecting first-choice striker Johan Elmander. Sweden's lineup was named on its federation's website hours before the Group D match in Kiev, with Elmander on the bench having only just recovered from fracturing his right foot. ''It isn't the best idea for Johan to start today,'' Sweden assistant coach Marcus Allback said. ''There are several matches in a short space of time. He hasn't played a match in a month.'' Rosenberg will play just in front of star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has been used in a withdrawn role by Hamren in recent games. Another striker, Ola Toivonen, will play on the wing in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Ireland is the only other team to have named its team in advance of the mandatory hour before a group match. --- Team: Andreas Isaksson, Mikael Lustig, Olof Mellberg, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Rasmus Elm, ...
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