26 Aug 2009

Ibrahimovic named as stand-in Swedish skipper

8:18 am on 26 August 2009

Barcelona footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been named as the stand-in captain for Sweden's World Cup qualifiers next month.

Ibrahimovic replaces injured fellow striker Henrik Larsson, who will miss the matches with a knee injury.

Sweden, who are fourth in Group One with nine points from six matches, face Hungary in Budapest on September the fifth and Malta in Ta'Qali four days later.

Denmark top the group on 16 points.