STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Sweden coach Erik Hamren picked a team without any surprises for next month's World Cup qualifiers against Ireland and Kazakhstan, with strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Johan Elmander set to spearhead the attack.
Sweden travels to Dublin on Sept. 6 for a game that could go a long way toward determining second place in Group C, and then visits Kazakhstan four days later.
With midfielder Rasmus Elm injured, Hamren's 24-man-team includes Kim Kallstrom and Alexander Kacaniklic, who has returned from an injury.
Sweden lost its latest qualifier in June to Austria 2-1 after a disappointing showing that put the Austrians in second place in Group C behind Germany, which has 16 points. Sweden, Austria, and Ireland each have 11 points with the Austrians ahead on goal difference.