Euro 2012: Andy Carroll in for England, three changes for Sweden

Updated: 15 June 2012 23:51 IST

England manager Roy Hodgson sprang a surprise here on Friday after naming Andy Carroll in his starting line-up to face Sweden.

Kiev:

England manager Roy Hodgson sprang a surprise here on Friday after naming Andy Carroll in his starting line-up to face Sweden.

Carroll was picked to lead England's attack alongside Manchester United youngster Danny Welbeck, with Ashley Young moving to the flank in place of the dropped Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The inclusion of Carroll signalled Hodgson's determination to go for maximum points against the Swedes, who were beaten 2-1 by Ukraine in their first match.

Sweden coach Erik Hamren meanwhile made three changes to the side who faced Ukraine, bringing in Johan Elmander, Anders Svensson and Jonas Olsson.

Sweden will be eliminated if they lose to England, who drew 1-1 with France in their opening game against France on Monday.

England


Joe Hart; Glen Johnson, John Terry, Joleon Lescott, Ashley Cole; James Milner, Scott Parker, Steven Gerrard (capt), Ashley Young; Andy Carroll, Danny Welbeck

Coach: Roy Hodgson

Sweden

Andreas Isaksson, Andreas Granqvist, Olof Mellberg, Jonas Olsson, Martin Olsson, Sebastian Larsson, Anders Svensson, Kim Kallstrom, Rasmus Elm, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (capt), Johan Elmander

Coach:
Erik Hamren

Referee: Damir Skomina (SVN)

Topics : Football Alou Diarra Lech Poznan Steven Gerrard England Sweden Euro 2012 Andrew Carroll
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