Hamrén promises changes in Austria warm-up

The revamped European qualifiers begin this weekend and Sweden prepares for its Group G opener against Austria on Monday with a friendly against Estonia in Stockholm tonight.

After failing to qualify for the recent World Cup in Brazil, Sweden's coach Erik Hamrén has promised to freshen up the squad for the new look and long qualifying process for Euro 2016 in France, which has been expanded to include 24 teams.

Hamrén is expected to give playing time to newcomers Mattias Johansson, Nabil Bahoui, Emil Forsberg and Branimir Hrgota against Estonia at Friends Arena.

Sweden has a tricky opening Group fixture away to Austria on Monday, under the new 'Week of Football' concept, in which games are now spread over six days, from Thursday to Tuesday.

Sweden host Russia at home in October.