Anthony Elanga.

Elanga handed first senior Sweden call

Wednesday 16 March 2022 11:06

Manchester United youngster Anthony Elanga has been named in Sweden's senior squad for the first time.

The 19-year-old, who came closest to scoring for the Reds in the disappointing 1-0 Champions League defeat to Atletico Madrid, and netted our goal in the first leg at the Wanda Metropolitano, has been rewarded for his fine form.

A string of consistently good performances for Sweden's Under-21s has also helped bring about his promotion.

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Coach Janne Andersson confirmed the news at a press conference on Wednesday, when naming his squad for the World Cup play-offs.

Sweden are at home to Czech Republic on Thursday, with a 19:45 GMT kick-off, with the winners taking on Poland on Tuesday 29 March for the right to play in the finals in Qatar later this year.

Victor Lindelof, who has been captaining his country, is also in the squad for the key fixtures, along with former United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Also next Thursday, Dylan Levitt's Wales take on Austria while Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Dalot likely to be in their plans, meet Turkey.