However, the larger name is absent from the Scandinavian country. Top scorer Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) missed the selection of 26 players due to a thigh injury. The attacker was injured last month. As a result, Haaland will miss Dortmund on Wednesday in the Champions League match with Ajax, and he will also miss the upcoming international matches.
Norway will play Latvia on November 13 in Oslo and will come to Rotterdam three days later for the World Cup qualifying final against Orange. The Dutch national team has two more points than the Norwegians after eight matches in the group.
With captain Martin Odegaard, midfielder Morten Torsby and striker Alexander Sorloth, there are also three players in the Norwegian squad with pasts in the Eredivisie.
Forty-year-old Zlatan is back in the selection for Sweden
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is part of Sweden’s selection for the World Cup qualifiers final. The 40-year-old Milan striker was forced to withdraw from the international match against Kosovo and Greece a month ago due to complaints of an Achilles tendon. National team coach Jan Andersson called him up again after only one replacement at Milan.
Ibrahimovic missed the European Championship last summer with a knee injury and his return to Milan proved short-lived. Over two weeks ago, Ibrahimovic was back on the field again. This time he kept fit. The former Ajax player has already scored three goals in five league matches, two of them as a starting force.
Sweden leads Group B with 15 points from six matches, and Anderson’s team has two more points than Spain. Sweden will conclude next year’s World Cup qualifiers in Qatar with away matches against Georgia and Spain on November 11-14.
“I hope Zlatan can participate and make a contribution,” Anderson said when presenting his selection. “We have had a lot of contacts and he is keen to join the national team. It is of course good for us as a team to have such a good player with a lot of experience in such a critical situation.”
Ibrahimovic scored 62 goals in 118 international matches. Arizona forward Jesper Carlson is also part of the 26-player selection.
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