Celtic striker Henrik Larsson has decided to come out of international retirement in order to help Sweden qualify for the Euro 2004 Championships.

Larsson, 31, has made himself available for selection with immediate effect and has been named in Sweden’s squad to face Hungary on 2 April.

Despite announcing his retirement after the 2002 World Cup, Larsson has reversed his decision and will look at extending his international career.

The Scottish Premier Leagues top scorer with 36 goals this season, Larsson already has 72 caps to his name and has scored 24 times for his country and he will look to add to that tally when he faces Hungary next month.

His comeback will be greeted with some relief by Sweden who have struggled without him, drawing both of their opening qualifiers with Latvia and Hungary.