Ljungberg looking to EURO

Freddie Ljungberg is looking forward to leading Sweden to the finals of EURO 2008 after the draw paired them with Spain, Russia and Greece.

The West Ham United midfielder, who returned to action as a substitute in the 1-0 weekend defeat at Chelsea, is the captain of his country and played a major role in their successful qualification. Ljungberg has high hopes his side can make an impact in Switzerland and Austria - provided the likes of Kim Kallstrom and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are fit.

The Scandinavian nation begin their Group D campaign against holders Greece in Salzburg on 10 June. They then take on Spain four days later in Innsbruck before meeting Russia in the same venue on 18 June. Ljungberg is bidding to appear at his fifth major finals - after EURO 2000 and 2004, and the World Cups of 2002 and 2006.

Ljungberg will not be the only West Ham United player hoping to line up at a major football event in 2008. Henri Camara and John Pantsil are both vying for selection for Senegal and hosts Ghana respectively at the African Cup of Nations between 20 January and 10 February. The two nations cannot meet until the semi-finals.