The well-travelled midfielder is finding his form again at Genoa and is a manager’s dream tournament player, writes Greg Murray.
It has not been smooth sailing for Oscar Hiljemark, who captained Sweden to triumph in the Under-21 European Championship in 2015 and came to Serie A for Palermo.
He lost his way at Genoa, was loaned out to Panathinaikos, but was granted a welcome reunion with Davide Ballardini.
Hiljemark is the kind of hard-working midfielder that's needed in an intensive month-long competition like the World Cup.
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