Sara Johansson replaces Hanna Ljungberg on national team squad

Hanna Ljungberg is still suffering from repercussions after the serious concussion she recieved in the last Algarve Cup match and will not participate in the Damallsvenskan opener nor the Swedish World Cup qualification match against Czech republic next week. National team coach Thomas Dennerby says he needs a speedy forward to replace Hanna and chose Hammarby's Sara Johansson.

Dennerby also sees the squad he picked, with several fairly unproven players like Maria Aronsson, Maria Bergkvist, Caroline Näfver and Stina Segerström, as another step in the generation change.

Goalkeepers: Caroline Jönsson, Malmö FF, Hedvig Lindahl, Linköping.
Defenders: Maria Bergkvist, Umeå, Sara Larsson, Linköping, Hanna Marklund, Sunnanå, Caroline Näfver, Kif Örebro, Stina Segerström, Kif Örebro, Frida Östberg, Linköping.
Midfielders: Linda Fagerström, Djurgården/Älvsjö, Malin Moström, Umeå, Lotta Schelin, Göteborg, Caroline Seger, Linköping, Therese Sjögran, Malmö FF, Anna Sjöström, Umeå.
Forwards: Maria Aronsson, Linköping, Sara Johansson, Hammarby, Therese Lundin, Malmö FF, Victoria Svensson, Djurgården/Älvsjö

Sara Johansson ersätter Hanna Ljungberg
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