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Sweden leaves Guidetti off Euro squad

Sweden coach Erik Hamren was forced to leave John Guidetti off his final Euro 2012 roster, and has called on Markus Rosenberg to end a three-year international absence for next month's event.

Rosenberg, a 29-year-old forward who plays for Werder Bremen, will step in for Guidetti, who will miss the event with an inflamed thigh nerve. The 20-year- old Guidetti scored 20 goals in 23 games for Feyenoord this season.

Elsewhere, Guidetti has a wealth of experience as defender Olof Melberg will make his fourth Euro finals appearance, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is among five who will make their third appearance in the finals.

Sweden is in Group D with co-host Ukraine, France and England.

Following is the complete Sweden roster:

Goalkeepers: Andreas Isaksson (PSV Eindhoven), Johan Wiland (Copenhagen), Par Hansson (Helsingborgs).

Defenders: Mikael Antonsson (Bologna), Andreas Granqvist (Genoa), Olof Mellberg (Olympiacos), Jonas Olsson (West Bromwich), Martin Olsson (Blackburn), Behrang Safari (Anderlecht), Mikael Lustig (Celtic).

Midfielders: Emir Bajrami (Twente), Rasmus Elm (AZ Alkmaar), Samuel Holmen (Istanbul), Kim Kallstrom (Lyon), Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland), Anders Svensson (Elfsborg), Pontus Wernbloom (CSKA Moscow), Christian Wilhelmsson (Al-Hilal FC).

Forwards: Johan Elmander (Galatasaray), Tobias Hysen (Goteborg), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan), Markus Rosenberg (Werder Bremen), Ola Toivonen (PSV Eindhoven).