2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July

Filip HELANDER

Age
26
Height
192.0 cm
Date of Birth 22 April 1993
International Caps
4
International Goals
0

Tall, powerful and composed on the ball, centre-half Helander has made a name for himself in Serie A with Hellas Verona and, more recently, Bologna. He has not, however, been able to nail down a starting place at international level, with the likes of Victor Lindelof and captain Andreas Granqvist blocking his path to a Sweden starting spot. The former Malmo defender did play in the pre-tournament friendly against Romania, but – barring injuries – seems unlikely to be a first pick for Janne Andersson at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.