Sweden picks Guidetti for friendly against Croatia
Teenage football prodigy John Guidetti has been added to the Sweden squad for a friendly against Croatia later this month.
Sweden coach Erik Hamren says the 19-year-old striker, currently on loan to Feyenoord from Manchester City, has matured on the field and earned a spot in the squad for the Feb. 29 game in Zagreb.
Hamren says "18 goals in 17 matches speaks for itself.''
AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Olympiakos defender Olof Mellberg were also included on the team.
Goalkeepers: Andreas Isaksson (PSV Eindhoven), Johan Wiland (FC Copenhagen)
Defenders: Mikael Antonsson (Bologna), Andreas Granqvist (Genoa), Mikael Lustig (Celtic), Daniel Majstorovic (Celtic), Jonas Olsson (West Bromwich Albion), Behrang Safari (Anderlecht), Olof Mellberg (Olympiakos)
Midfielders: Emir Bajrami (FC Twente), Rasmus Elm (AZ Alkmaar), Tobias Hysen (IFK Goteborg), Kim Kallstrom (Lyon), Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland), Martin Olsson (Blackburn), Anders Svensson (Elfsborg), Ola Toivonen (PSV Eindhoven), Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow), Samuel Holmen (Istanbul)
Forwards: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan), Johan Elmander (Galatasaray), John Guidetti (Feyenoord)