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Published On: October 10, 2011, 11:32 am
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collins cojay
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Hosts looking to secure Euro 2012 place and end visitors' winning streak
The Scandinavians will qualify for next year's tournament as the best second-placed side if they end the Dutch's winning streak

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SWEDEN                                                                              NETHERLANDS

                                                                                         Vorm
                                                                       Van der Wiel, Bruma, Mathijsen, Pieters
                                                                                  Van Bommel, Strootman
                                                                           Van Persie, Van der Vaart, Kuyt
                                                                                        Huntelaar
       

            Isaksson                                                                           
   Lustig, Mellberg, Majstorovic, Olsson                                   
  Larsson, R. Elm, Kallstrom, Wilhelmsson                                 
         Elmander, Toivonen   

Sweden will be without their star player Zlatan Ibrahimovic after the forward picked up a yellow card in his side's 2-1 win over Finland last Friday and has consequently been banned for one match. PSV's Ola Toivonen is expected to take the AC Milan man's place up front.

Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk will have to make do without the services of several key players in Tuesday's game. First choice shot-stopper Maarten Stekelenburg, defender John Heitinga, midfielders Hedwiges Maduro, Wesley Sneijder and Ibrahim Afellay as well as attacker Arjen Robben are all unavailable due to various injuries.

This means that Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm is likely to start between the sticks, while Jeffrey Bruma will replace Heitinga at the back. Furthermore, PSV's Kevin Strootman could partner Mark van Bommel in midfield, with Rafael van der Vaart taking Sneijder's place and Robin van Persie starting from the right wing.