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Schelin and Landstrom stand tall in Swedish attack
by Paul Kennedy, June 20th, 2011 1:37PM

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[WOMEN'S WORLD CUP COUNTDOWN] Sweden showed that it will be a team to be reckoned with at the Women's World Cup, where it will face the USA in the first round, with an impressive performance in its 2-0 win over Mexico in its second-to-last tuneup.

Sweden's star is Lotta Schelin, who helped French club Lyon win the 2011 European title.

Schelin, nicknamed "L8," had a goal and assist in the win over Mexico.

She is joined in the attack by Jessica Landstrom, who plays for 1. FFC Frankfurt in Germany. Schelin and Landstrom, with 5-foot-10, will give Sweden one of the tallest frontlines at the Women's World Cup.

Sweden's rising star is 20-year-old midfielder Antonia Goransson, who plays in Germany for Hamburg.

Although Sweden has one of the best women's leagues in the world, its nucleus of players is all based abroad.

Captain Caroline Seger (Western New York Flash) and Therese Sjogran (Sky Blue FC) play in WPS.

Sweden's final warmup is against Japan on Thursday.

Sweden Roster:
Goalkeepers: Hedvig Lindahl (Kristianstad), Kristin Hammarstrom (Kopparbergs/Gothenburg), Sofia Lundgren, (Linkoping)
Defenders: Charlotte Rohlin (Linkoping), Linda Sembrant (Kopparbergs/Gothenburg), Annica Svensson (Tyreso), Sara Thunebro (1. FFC Frankfurt, Germany), Sara Larsson (KIF Orebro), Lina Nilsson (Malmo)
Midfielders: Caroline Seger (Western New York Flash), Sofia Jakobsson (Umea), Antonia Goransson (Hamburg, Germany), Therese Sjogran (Sky Blue FC), Linda Forsberg (Malmo), Lisa Dahlkvist (Kopparbergs/Gothenburg), Nilla Fischer (Malmo), Marie Hammarstrom (KIF Orebro)
Forwards: Lotta Schelin (Lyon), Jessica Landstrom (1. FFC Frankfurt, Germany), Josefine Oqvist (Tyreso), Madelaine Edlund (Tyreso)



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