Manager Roy Hodgson wants to use the rangy £35m Liverpool striker to  to exploit Sweden’s vulnerability in the air and  is expected to leave out Arsenal teenager Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

 Ashley Young is likely to start on the on the left flank and James Milner on the right.

Sweden have conceded six of their last seven goals from headers, a factor that has  persuaded Hodgson to go with aerial power

At the other end of the park, Hodgson will be seeking to nullify Swedish captain and AC Milan stiker Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Their major weapon is Ibrahimovic – he is one of the best strikers in European football,” Hodgson said.

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