Pontus Jansson has been included in the Sweden squad as Qualifying for next summer's European Championships comes to a climax this month.
The Swedes go into their final two games second in Group F, five points behind already qualified Spain but a point clear of Romania in third. And it is to Bucharest they go first on Friday, 15 November, kick-off 7.45pm, knowing that victory would guarantee their spot in the draw for next year's Championships. A draw would likely also be good enough with a home game against the Faroe Islands at the Friends Arena, Stockholm, rouding off the campaign on Monday 18 November, kick-off 7.45pm.
Defeat would leave the door open for Romania to go through in second spot should they avoid defeat against Spain in their final group game.
Pontus couldn't add to his tally of 22 caps, the most recent of which came in September against Denmark, after pulling out of last month's squad through injury. The 28-year-old has been an ever-present in the Sky Bet Championship for The Bees this term, following his summer arrival from Leeds United.
Pontus' call-up means that five of our starting XI from Saturday's defeat against Huddersfield Town will be away with their nations this month. Henrik Dalsgaard and Christian Norgaard face a pair of crucial European Championship qualifiers with Denmark while Kamohelo Moktojo and Julian Jeanvier begin Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying with South Africa and Guinea respectively.