Never mind who’s here—let’s talk about somebody who is not: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The outrageous, outrageously gifted striker stars for the Los Angeles Galaxy but he retired from international duty after Sweden failed to qualify for the 2014 tournament. This makes the No. 23-ranked Swedes far less interesting to watch but perhaps a better, more unified team. Still, coach Janne Andersson wouldn’t mind looking down his bench seeing a bit more talent. Aside from RB Leipzig midfielder Emil Forsberg, most of his players arrive in Russia in poor form. Expectations, as a result, are modest.
Here, portraits of all 23 players on the 2018 World Cup squad.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: This story does not include #16 Emil Krafth.
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