Sweden confirm Lindelof return

Monday 11 October 2021 12:10

Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has returned to the Sweden fold, after wife Maja gave birth to the couple's second child.

Our no.2 missed his country's World Cup qualifier against Kosovo at the weekend, but the Sweden captain is now back in training with the Scandinavians, with the Swedish Football Federation posting confirmation via their official Twitter account:


Lindelof, who has played 168 times for the Reds since his move from Benfica in 2017, was appointed skipper of his national side over the summer and is expected to take up the armband once again when the Scandinavians face Greece on Tuesday evening.

Sweden will move top of Group B with victory over the former European champions, with three points ensuring a two-point lead on Spain with two matches left to play.

It could all be set up for a big group finale, with the two teams facing each other in Seville next month.

The group winner qualifies automatically for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, while the team in second place would have to go through a play-off round consisting of 12 teams, from which only three can make it through.

Congratulations to the Lindelofs!

Following the latest addition, Victor and Maja are now the proud parents of two boys.

Everyone at Manchester United would like to congratulate the family.