There is a report in Swedish outlet Aftonbladet that Emil Krafth has pulled out of selection for Sweden’s Euro qualifiers next week. According to Sweden’s national team manager Janne Andersson, Krafth’s partner is due to give birth imminently.
This is what Andersson had to say about Krafth’s pending new arrival:
“He is going to be a father, and it is imminent. I myself have become a grandfather and a father, so it is obvious to respect their attitude towards this.
“He wants to be involved, and then there is not much to think about. Full respect for that.”
Krafth’s partner is Lina Lindqvist, who is a Swedish supermodel. The Daily Star did a report on the couple when Emil signed for Newcastle in August.
This is some exciting news for Emil Krafth as he will soon welcome his third child. We are not sure how this affects the 25-year-old’s availability for Bournemouth on Saturday. We assume we will get an update from Bruce during Friday’s press conference if Emil will be unavailable.
Sweden have two big matches left in Group F, at Romania on Friday, November 15th, and the following Monday against the Faroe Islands. Sweden are second in the group behind first placed Spain but just one point ahead of third place Romania.
Krafth has not started a game for Sweden since March and has only made one appearance in Sweden’s last six matches, all of which were 2020 Euro qualifiers.
Andersson stated that Manchester United center-back Victor Lindelof will fill in at right-back if the need arises. Gent’s Mikael Lustig is the primary right-back for the Swedish national team.
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