Sweden squad against Liechtenstein and Northern

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STOCKHOLM, Oct 2 (Reuters) Coach Lars Lagerback named a 23-man squad on Tuesday for Sweden's Euro 2008 qualifying matches against Liechtenstein and Northern Ireland later this month.

Sweden, who have a game in hand, top Group F standings with 19 points. Second placed Spain also have 19 while Northern Ireland have 16.

Inter Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was included in the squad even though he is suspended for the game against Liechtenstein after picking up a yellow card in the 0-0 home draw with Denmark last month.

Sweden will face Liechtenstein on Oct. 13 and host Northern Ireland four days later.

Squad: Goalkeepers: Andreas Isaksson (Manchester City), Rami Shaaban (Fredrikstad) Defenders: Matias Concha (VfL Bochum), Erik Edman (Stade Rennes), Andreas Granqvist (Wigan Athletic), Petter Hansson (Stade Rennes), Daniel Majstorovic (FC Basel), Olof Mellberg (Aston Villa), Mikael Nilsson (Panathinaikos).

Midfielders: Niclas Alexandersson (IFK Gothenburg), Daniel Andersson (Malmo), Andreas Johansson (AaB Aalborg), Kim Kallstrom (Olympique Lyon), Sebastian Larsson (Birmingham City), Tobias Linderoth (Galatasaray), Fredrik Ljungberg (West Ham), Anders Svensson (Elsborg), Christian Wilhelmsson (Bolton Wanderers) Strikers: Marcus Allback (FC Copenhagen), Johan Elmander (Toulouse), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan), Rade Prica (AaB Aalborg), Markus Rosenberg (Werder Bremen) REUTERS SSC MIR RAI2126

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