Sweden coach axes players for being late

September 5, 2006
STOCKHOLM, Sept 5 (Reuters) - Sweden have called up Teddy Lucic, Stefan Ishizaki and Fredrik Berglund for Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifer against Liechtenstein, replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic and two other players axed for staying out late.

The decision by coach Lars Lagerback to send home Inter Milan striker Ibrahimovic, as well as Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg and Nantes midfielder Christian Wilhelmsson, created banner headlines in Swedish media.

One newspaper reported ...

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