FOOTBALL

Swedish Football's Hope for the Future

Swedish football might be in the doldrums right now with no World Cup to look forward to in South Africa this June and it's best player Zlatan Ibrahimovic undecided about whether to ever pull on the national jersey again but all hope is not lost.

Although only just turned 18, a Swedish striker on the books of English Premier League side Manchester City is already being hotly tipped as the "next Zlatan."

John Guidetti has received huge media interest since he was signed as a 16 year old by City and their Swedish manager of the time, Sven Göran Eriksson.

Since then, the tall centre forward has progressed to the City reserve side and has now been sent out on loan to Sweden to gain first team experience in the top flight allsvenskan division.

The 18 year old is playing for Stockholm's Brommapojkarna, the club where he started out as an eight year old and last Sunday, making his full top flight debut, scored and set up the other goal in a 2-1 win over Gefle.

Radio Sweden's Dave Russell went to Grimsta IP, the home of Brommapojkarna, and met a young man determined to make it to the very top.

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