Juventus forward Ibrahimovic has failed to recover from a groin injury and FC Copenhagen front-man Marcus Allback will step in alongside Henrik Larsson.

FOOTBALL 2006 World Cup Allback Sweden

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Otherwise the Swedes are at full-strength.
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Ibrahimovic will be sorely missed against an England side aiming to impress after two tight games against Paraguay and Trinidad and Tobago, and aiming to win to avoid hosts Germany - and play Ecuador - in the second round.
A draw would see Sweden through to face Germany while a victory would win them the group and play Ecuador in the last 16.
Wayne Rooney will start his first World Cup game alongside Michael Owen, with Peter Crouch and Steven Gerrard rested to prevent them picking up a second yellow card and hence suspension.

FOOTBALL 2006 England - Rooney

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Frank Lampard is also on a booking but will be risked by Eriksson as he seeks to win the match.
Owen Hargreaves will operate as the holding player in an expected diamond midfield made up of Lampard on the left, David Beckham to the right and Joe Cole at the point.
Jamie Carragher will fill in for Gary Neville at right-back as the Manchester United defender has failed to shake off a calf injury.
Sweden (4-4-2):
1-Andreas Isaksson; 3-Olof Mellberg, 4-Teddy Lucic, 5-Erik
Edman, 7-Niclas Alexandersson; 18-Mattias Jonson, 6-Tobias
Linderoth, 16-Kim Kallstrom, 9-Fredrik Ljungberg; 20-Marcus
Allback, 11-Henrik Larsson
England (4-4-2):
1-Paul Robinson; 15-Jamie Carragher, 5-Rio Ferdinand, 6-John
Terry, 3-Ashley Cole; 7-David Beckham, 8-Frank Lampard, 16-Owen
Hargreaves, 11-Joe Cole; 10-Michael Owen, 9-Wayne Rooney
Referee: Massimo Busacca (Switzerland)
Linesmen: Francesco Buragina and Matthias Ar (Switzerland)
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