Kallstrom back in Sweden squad
Midfielder named in panel for World Cup qualifier against Ireland on September 6th
Sweden manager Erik Hamren
Kim Kallstrom has been recalled by Sweden coach Erik Hamren ahead of next week’s World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin.
Kallstrom, a teammate of Aiden McGeady at Spartak Moscow, had fallen out of favour with Hamren after failing to nail down a first team place since his move to Russia,
However, with Rasmus Elm ruled out of the qualifying clash at the Aviva Stadium with a leg injury, Hamren has named the veteran Kallstrom in his squad for the matches against Ireland and Kazakhstan.
Sweden squad: Andreas Isaksson (Kasimpasa) Kristoffer Nordfeldt (Heerenveen) Johan Wiland (FC Copenhagen); Mikael Antonsson (Bologna), Andreas Granqvist (Krasnodar), Pierre Bengtsson (FC Copenhagen), Rasmus Bengtsson (FC Twente), Adam Johansson (IFK Gothenburg), Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Per Nilsson (Nuernberg), Jonas Olsson (West Brom), Martin Olsson (Norwich); Jimmy Durmaz (Genclerbirligi), Albin Ekdal (Cagliari), Johan Elmander (Norwich), Tobias Hysen (IFK Gothenburg), Kim Kallstrom (Spartak Moscow), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain), Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham), Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland), Anders Svensson (Elfsborg), Ola Toivonen (PSV Eindhoven), Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow), Erkan Zengin (Eskiserhirspor).