Sweden Portraits - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Sweden World Cup Squad Photos

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.

Robin Olsen Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Robin Olsen Mikael Lustig Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Mikael Lustig Victor Lindeloef Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Victor Lindeloef

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Andreas Granqvist Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Andreas Granqvist Martin Olsson Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Martin Olsson Ludwig Augustinsson Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ludwig Augustinsson Sebastian Larsson Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Sebastian Larsson Albin Ekdal Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Albin Ekdal Markus Berg Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Markus Berg Emil Forsberg Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Emil Forsberg John Guidetti Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images John Guidetti Karl-Johan Johnsson Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Karl-Johan Johnsson Gustav Svensson Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Gustav Svensson Filip Helander Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Filip Helander Oscar Hiljemark Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Oscar Hiljemark Viktor Claesson Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Viktor Claesson Pontus Jansson Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Pontus Jansson Marcus Rohden Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Marcus Rohden Ola Toivonen Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Ola Toivonen Jimmy Durmaz Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Jimmy Durmaz Isaac Kiese Thelin Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Isaac Kiese Thelin Kristoffer Nordfeldt Simon Hofmann - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images Kristoffer Nordfeldt




EDITOR'S NOTE: This story does not include #16 Emil Krafth.



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