June 18, 2018 / 11:24 AM / 3 months ago

Soccer-Illness rules out Lindelof as Swedes kick off campaign against South Korea

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia, June 18 (Reuters) - Illness kept Sweden defender Victor Lindelof out of the team for Monday’s World Cup Group F clash against South Korea and he was replaced by Pontus Jansson.

Swedish officials said the Manchester United centre back had remained behind at their hotel but gave no other details.

Goalkeeper Robin Olsen was named in the line-up after recovering from a shoulder injury that had threatened his World Cup participation.

The Koreans named, as expected, Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan to lead their attack while captain Ki Sung-yueng competes at a third World Cup as he anchors the midfield. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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