Swedes to start with four changes

Holland coach Dick Advocaat made no changes to his starting line-up for their Euro 2004 quarter-final against Sweden at the Algarve stadium.

Holland coach Dick Advocaat made no changes to his starting line-up for their Euro 2004 quarter-final against Sweden at the Algarve stadium.

As expected, the experienced Frank de Boer deputised for centre-half Wilfred Bouma, who is still out of action with an Achilles problem.

Regular right-back Johnny Hettinga, who was suspended for the 3-0 victory against Latvia in their final group match, could not regain his place from Michael Reiziger.

Sweden, hoping to reach the last four of the competition for only the second time in their history, were without defensive duo Erik Edman (suspended) and Teddy Lucic (rib injury).

Defenders Alexander Ostlund and Mikael Nilsson were picked in their place with Everton midfielder Tobias Linderoth also returning after suspension and Southampton’s Anders Svensson replacing Anders Andersson.

Sweden: Isaksson, Ostlund, Mellberg, Jakobsson, Nilsson, Jonson, Linderoth, Ljungberg, Svensson, Ibrahimovic, Larsson.

Subs: Hedman, Kihlstedt, Lucic, Mjallby, Hansson, Kallstrom, Andersson, Farnerud, Allback, Wilhelmsson, Wahlstedt.

Holland: Van der Sar, Reiziger, Stam, de Boer, Van Bronckhorst, Davids, Seedorf, Cocu, Van der Meyde, van Nistelrooy, Robben.

Subs: Westerveld, Waterreus, Bouma, Kluivert, Van der Vaart, Makaay, Sneijder, Overmars, Van Hooijdonk, Heitinga, Bosvelt, Zenden.

Referee: Lubos Michel (Slovakia)

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