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Sweden announce 23-man preliminary squad for World Cup

Sweden announce preliminary WC squad
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Sweden name their 23-man preliminary squad for this summer's World Cup finals.

Sweden manager Janne Andersson has announced his preliminary squad for this summer's World Cup.

Premier League stars including Manchester United's Victor Lindelof and Martin Olsson of Swansea City have made the cut for the 23-man roster.

Pontus Jansson of Leeds United and fellow Championship player Sebastian Larsson of Hull City were also named in the squad.

Andersson has until June 4 to name his final squad for the World Cup, which gets underway on June 14.

Sweden have been drawn against Germany, Mexico and South Korea in Group F.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt

Defenders: Mikael Lustig (Celtic/Scotland), Victor Nilsson-Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander (Bologna/Italy), Pontus Jansson, Emil Krafth

Midfielders: Emil Forsberg, Albin Ekdal, Viktor Claesson, Gustav Svensson, Sebastian Larsson, Jimmy Durmaz, Oscar Hiljemark, Marcus Rohden

Forwards: Marcus Berg, Ola Toivonen, John Guidetti, Isaac Kiese-Thelin

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TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

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· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

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· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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