Watford defender Joel Ekstrand has withdrawn from the Sweden squad for their friendly against Argentina on Wednesday.

Ekstrand was replaced by Nyron Nosworthy after 78 minutes of Watford’s 2-1 victory over Bolton Wanderers on Saturday with a knee complaint and will undergo a scan today.

The defender, on-loan from Udinese, had been in contention to win his second full cap for Sweden after making his debut in a friendly against Syria in 2010.

The Swedish Football Association has since confirmed that the 24 year-old has been replaced in coach Erik Hamren’s squad by Rasmus Bengtsson of Dutch Club FC Twente.