Ibrahimovic doubtful for Estonia friendly
03 September 2014, 23:04
Stockholm - Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic may miss the international friendly against Baltic neighbours Estonia in Stockholm on Thursday due to a sore throat, coach Erik Hamren said.
"There's a little question mark over Zlatan, he was only allowed to train for 30 minutes today, he has a problem with his throat," Hamren told a news conference on Wednesday.
Having assembled a 23-man squad together in the Swedish capital, Hamren called on UEFA to lift restrictions on the number of substitutes coaches can use in friendly matches.
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"The problem for me is that I want to see them all in play," said Hamren, who has included several new faces in his squad.
"We only have six substitutes, which some people think is a lot, but that means we also have six players that won't get any playing time."
Sweden, who missed out on the World Cup in Brazil after losing a two-legged playoff to Portugal, open their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign away to Austria next Tuesday.