Henrik Larsson’s return to the international fold was confirmed today when he was named in the Sweden squad for Euro 2004.
The Celtic striker announced last week he would make himself available for the summer tournament after a campaign led by UEFA president Lennart Johansson.
Larsson has scored 24 goals in 72 games for his country but has not played for the Scandinavians since a Euro 2004 qualifier against Hungary last April.
His inclusion will give an enormous boost to a squad which otherwise shows few surprises.
Joint coaches Lars Lagerback and Tommy Soderberg have named 20 foreign-based players in the party with only Djurgarden keeper Andreas Isaksson, Helsingborg right-back Erik Wahlstedt and Halmstad midfielder Mikael Nilsson plying their trade in the domestic Allsvenskan.
There was no place for Norwich striker Mathias Svensson nor Hansa Rostock duo Rade Prica and Magnus Arvidsson.
The squad is subject to change as three players are struggling for fitness - Southampton defender Michael Svensson, Celtic centre-half Johan Mjallby and Aston Villa striker Marcus Allback.
:: Sweden squad for the Euro 2004 finals: Isaksson (Djurgarden), Kihlstedt (FC Copenhagen), Hedman (Celtic), Svensson (Southampton), Mellberg (Aston Villa), Lucic (Bayer Leverkusen), Edman (Heerenveen), Mjallby (Celtic), Jakobsson (Brondby), Wahlstedt (Helsingborg), Hansson (Heerenveen), Ljungberg (Arsenal), Kallstrom (Rennes), Svensson (Southampton), Linderoth (Everton), Wilhelmsson (Anderlecht), Nilsson (Halmstad), Andersson (Belenenses), Farnerud (Strasbourg), Larsson (Celtic), Ibrahimovic (Ajax), Allback (Aston Villa), Jonson (Brondby)