Led Norrkoping to the Swedish title in 2015 before taking the reins after Euro 2016. He is a strong personality, rubbishing talk of a comeback for retired striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He said: ‘If you rejected the team, I do not think you should come back.’
THE STAR EMIL FORSBERG
Sweden will be looking to the RB Leipzig winger (right), who has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, to provide the attacking impetus.
THE PROSPECT VICTOR LINDELOF
Heads to Russia with a point to prove after the centre back failed to make k an impact i ti in his hi first fi t season at Manchester United.
By seeing off Italy in the play-offs, the Swedes have proven they can rise to the occasion in do-ordie matches.
Without Ibrahimovic, Marcus Berg will be their main goal threat. While the 31-year-old top-scored in qualifying with eight, he now plays for Al Ain in the UAE.