Sweden picks Sounders midfielder Svensson, Lodeiro on Uruguay short list

Sweden named Seattle Sounders midfielder Gustav Svensson to its 23-player squad for the 2018 World Cup. Sounders teammate Nicolas Lodeiro is on Uruguay's short list of 26 players.

Svensson came on as a sub in four World Cup qualifiers for Sweden, which beat Italy in a playoff. Lodeiro had one goal in eight appearances for Uruguay in the South American qualifying competition. He played three games for the Celeste at both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups.

A third Sounder, Roman Torres, is in Panama's preliminary squad.

The World Cup squads announced include 24 MLS players. Most teams have not picked their final squads. Other MLS players should be included in provisional squads for Belgium and Peru.

Costa Rica (23-player roster):
Francisco Calvo (Minnesota United)
David Guzman (Portland Timbers)
Ronald Matarrita (NYCFC)
Marco Urena (LAFC)
Rodney Wallace (NYCFC)
Kendall Waston (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Egypt (29-player short list):
Omar Gaber (LAFC)
Amro Tarek (Orlando City)

Iran (35-player preliminary roster):
Steven Beitashour (LAFC)

Mexico (28-player short list):
Giovani dos Santos (LA Galaxy)
Jonathan dos Santos (LA Galaxy)
Carlos Vela (LAFC)

Panama (35-player preliminary roster):
Harold Cummings (San Jose Earthquakes)
Fidel Escobar (NY Red Bulls)
Anibal Godoy (San Jose Earthquakes)
Adolfo Machado (Houston Dynamo)
Cristian Martinez (Columbus Crew)
Michael Murillo (NY Red Bulls)
Roman Torres (Seattle Sounders)

Sweden (23-player roster):
Gustav Svensson (Seattle Sounders)

Uruguay (26-player short list):
Nicolas Lodeiro (Seattle Sounders)

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