Sport Sweden qualify for World Cup after goalless draw with Italy

09:12  14 november  2017
09:12  14 november  2017 Source:   Reuters

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MILAN (Reuters) – Sweden qualified for the World Cup after a goalless draw with Italy at San Siro on Monday gave them a 1-0 aggregate win in their European playoff.

MILAN: Sweden qualified for the World Cup after a goalless draw with Italy at San Siro on Monday gave them a 1-0 aggregate win in their European playoff.

a group of young men playing a game of football: 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Italy vs Sweden © REUTERS/Max Rossi 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Italy vs Sweden

Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Sweden who booked a place in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win on Monday.

Sweden survived wave after wave of Italian attacks in the second leg of their European playoff on a night of unremitting tension and drama at a disbelieving San Siro.

Italy’s Andrea Belotti looks dejected after the match. © REUTERS/Max Rossi Italy’s Andrea Belotti looks dejected after the match. Italy, who had not missed the World Cup since the 1958 tournament in Sweden, penned the visitors into their own half for most of the game and created a hatful of chances but could not find a way past Robin Olsen in the Sweden goal.

The closest the hosts came to scoring was a Ciro Immobile effort which was partially stopped by Olsen and cleared away by Victor Lindelof as it was about to trickle over the line.

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