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Team News: Gustav Svensson replaces Sebastian Larsson in Sweden midfield

Gustav Svensson replaces Sebastian Larsson in Sweden's midfield from their only change to the side that beat Mexico, while Switzerland make four alterations.

Sweden manager Janne Andersson has given the nod to Gustav Svensson to start this afternoon's World Cup last-16 tie against Switzerland in St Petersburg.

In the absence of suspended midfielder Sebastian Larsson, who picked up his second yellow card of the tournament in the 3-0 win over Mexico last week, Seattle Sounders ace Svensson is preferred to Oscar Hiljemark.

The enforced introduction of Svensson for Larsson is the first change made by Andersson in two matches, having used the same XI against Germany and Mexico.

Sweden include Andreas Granqvist in their starting lineup alongside Victor Lindelof, meanwhile, despite the centre-back's wife being due to give birth today.

In terms of the Swiss XI, Vladimir Petkovic has made four alterations on the back of his side's 2-2 draw with Costa Rica, including a couple of changes at the back.

Fabian Schar and skipper Stephan Lichtsteiner are serving one-game bans, so in come Johan Djourou and Michael Lang, while Steven Zuber replaces Breel Embolo.

Switzerland, who have netted just one knockout-round goal at a major tournament since 1954, go with Josip Drmic up top as Haris Seferovic and Mario Gavranovic have failed to impress, with the latter dropping out here.

Sweden: Olsen; Lustig, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson; Claesson, Svensson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Berg, Toivonen

Switzerland: Sommer; Lang, Djourou, Akanji, Rodriguez; Behrami, Xhaka; Shaqiri, Dzemaili, Zuber; Drmic

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Wednesday's key events

· Team GB starlet Sky Brown - aged just 13 - takes part in the women's park event and has a realistic chance of picking up a medal too. Bombette Martin is Britain's other representative, while hosts Japan are among the favourites for gold (1am)

· Great Britain's women have more history in their sights heading into their semi-final against Netherlands - the team they beat in the 2016 gold medal match (2.30am)

· The men's 400m hurdles final on Tuesday will go down as one of the greatest Olympic races of all time, and the women will attempt to emulate that, with new world record holder Sydney McLaughlin of USA and Netherlands' Femke Bol the favourites for gold (3.30am)
· Nick Miller is Britain's representative in the men's hammer throw final (12.15pm)
· The men's 800m final could be a wide-open affair (1.05pm)
· A thrilling men's 200m final is in store as the likes of Andre de Grasse, Noah Lyles and 17-year-old sensation Erriyon Knighton bid to succeed Usain Bolt as Olympic champion (1.55pm)

· After a medal-laden day on the water on Tuesday, Great Britain will be looking for more success, starting with Luke Patience and Chris Grube in the men's 470-class medal race (6.33am)
· Team GB also have medal hopes in the women's event, with defending champion Hannah Mills looking to retain her crown alongside new teammate Eilidh McIntyre (7.33am)

· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Great Britain's Frazer Clarke faces Uzbekistan's Bakhodir Jalolov in the men's super heavyweight with a place in the gold medal bout up for grabs (7.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also guaranteed a medal, but will look to ensure that is either gold or silver as he takes on Cuba's Arlen Lopez in the light heavyweight final (7.35am)

· World records have been tumbling in the velodrome, and another could go in the men's team pursuit final as Italy - new world record holders themselves - face Denmark (10.06am)

· Three Brits have made into into the final of the men's jumping individual final, including fastest qualifier Ben Maher, who will bid to inherit compatriot Nick Skelton's Olympic crown (11am)

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