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2dBen Gladwell

Sweden praise De Rossi for bus gesture

Daniele De Rossi boarded the Sweden bus following Italy's World Cup playoff defeat to apologise for the whistles heard during the Swedish anthem.

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3dESPN staff

Should Zlatan come back for World Cup?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic could return for Zweden... sorry, Sweden... at the World Cup. Here are two open letters why he should/shouldn't come back.

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Sweden don't need Zlatan Ibrahimovic (3:31)
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4dNick Miller

Reliving Zlatan's wonder goal vs. England

Five years ago, Sweden beat England 4-2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his country's four goals, including one of the best the sport has ever seen.

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4dChris Wright

Zlatan celebrates Sweden's qualification

Unsurprisingly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic found himself centre stage after Sweden battled their way to the 2018 World Cup at the expense of Italy.

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4dESPN staff

Sweden boss rules out Zlatan return

Janne Andersson dismissed talk of a possible international return for retired striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic after his side's playoff win over Italy.

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Sweden coach stunned by Zlatan question (0:23)
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WATCH: Sweden players destroy set during celebrations (0:21)
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4dMark Ogden

Ogden: Italy stunned as Sweden qualify

For the first time since 1958, Italy won't be going to the World Cup. Sweden's 1-0 aggregate win in their World Cup qualifying playoff saw to that.

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Italy 0-0 Sweden: Italy miss World Cup (2:53)
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4dESPN staff

Italy to miss World Cup as Sweden qualify

Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958 as Sweden secured their spot in Russia after the teams' 0-0 draw.

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WATCH: Zlatan's 2012 goal vs. England (0:36)
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Andersson urges Sweden to recover for second leg (0:39)
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Ventura: Italy will get 1,000 chances to come back (0:37)
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7dESPN staff

'Undeserved': Italy boss Ventura faults ref

Gian Piero Ventura said Italy did not deserve their 1-0 defeat to Sweden in Friday's World Cup playoff first leg and placed blame on the referee.

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7dPA Sport

Johansson goal sees Sweden past Italy

Sweden took the upper hand with a 1-0 win against Italy in the first leg of their UEFA World Cup playoff in Stockholm on Friday night.

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Buffon: Sweden more of a team without Zlatan (1:04)
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Sweden not thinking about the pressure (1:27)
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9dBen Gladwell

Ibra: Sweden not as good since I retired

Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic retired from international football after Sweden were eliminated from Euro 2016.

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9dESPN staff

Italy and Sweden lack big-name stars

Both Italy and Sweden are missing some big name players who have never really been replaced. Who will step up when it counts?

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10dMattias Karen

Who can replace Ibrahimovic?

Sweden may never see another Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But the search for the new "Ibra" has already begun.

RankingsInternational Friendly

Goal Difference6Tied-13th
Goals Scored11Tied-18th
Assists9Tied-2nd
Goals Conceded5Tied-83rd