Making his third comeback in international football, Henrik Larsson has been included in Sweden’s Euro 2008 squad. Having retired from the international game in 2002 and 2006, it is a surprise to see the 36 year old back in the Swedish team for another European Championships. The former Celtic, Barcelona & Manchester United striker, currently playing at Helsingborg’s said:
“When I last retired, I didn’t think I’d be playing this long and that it would go this well, It will be tough to make the first team but I’ll do my best.”
Larsson has now said that he would like to continue playing for Sweden further than Euro 2008, which would include qualification for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, he would be 38 by the time the finals of that tournament comes around.
Sweden’s Preliminary Euro 2008 squad:
Isaksson (Man City), Wiland (Elfsborg), Shaaban (Hammarby)
Nilsson (Panathinaikos), Mellberg (Aston Villa), Majstorovic (Basle), Dorsin (CFR Cluj), Hansson (Rennes), Stoor (Rosenborg), Alexandersson (IFK Gothenburg)
Ljungberg (West Ham), S Larsson (Birmingham), Linderoth (Galatasaray), Svensson (Elfsborg), Granqvist (Helsingborg), Kallstrom (Lyon), Andersson (Malmo), Wilhelmsson (Deportivo de la Coruna);
H Larsson (Helsingborg), Ibrahimovic (Inter Milan), Elmander (Toulouse), Rosenberg (Werder Bremen), Allback (FC Copenhagen)
Reserve: Bakircioglu (Ajax).
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