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Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
The World Cup will be staged without Italy for the first time in 60 years due to the Azzurri's defeat to Sweden in their playoff tie.
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A frustrated Zlatan Ibrahimovic during the Europa League game between Manchester United and Anderlecht on April 20, 2017
Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'I am a victim of racism'
Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic claims that he has been a victim of racism.
Jan 9, 11:59
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mikael Lustig: 'Italy fans are f***ing c**ts'
Sweden defender Mikael Lustig brands Italian fans "f***ing c**ts" after they booed the Swedish national anthem.
Nov 17, 09:36
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Sweden boss Janne Andersson dismisses Zlatan Ibrahimovic tweet
Sweden boss Janne Andersson ignores a tweet from Zlatan Ibrahimovic to praise his side after they qualified for next summer's World Cup at Italy's expense.
Nov 14, 11:10
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in action for his side during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Result: Italy to miss first World Cup in 60 years as Sweden win playoff tie
The World Cup will be staged without Italy for the first time in 60 years due to the Azzurri's defeat to Sweden in their playoff tie.
Nov 13, 21:42
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura on the touchline during the international friendly with Germany in Milan on November 15, 2016
Italy boss Giampiero Ventura: 'Sweden result harsh'
Italy manager Giampiero Ventura bemoans his side's "harsh" defeat to Sweden in the World Cup qualifying playoffs.
Nov 10, 22:18
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Jakob Johansson strike gives Sweden first-leg advantage over Italy
Sweden claim a 1-0 advantage over Italy in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying showdown.
Nov 10, 21:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'Sweden under less pressure without me'
Manchester United forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic says that Sweden now play without pressure after he retired from international football in 2016.
Nov 9, 16:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
World Cup 2018: Who has qualified for Russia?
Sports Mole rounds up who has qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia so far, and how they got there.
Oct 11, 12:25
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Netherlands fall short of World Cup playoffs in Sweden win
Arjen Robben scores twice as Netherlands beat Sweden 2-0 at the Amsterdam ArenA, but it is the Scandinavians who secure a place in the playoffs for the World Cup.
Oct 10, 21:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Two changes for Netherlands ahead of Sweden encounter
Netherlands manager Dick Advocaat makes two changes from the team that beat Belarus at the weekend ahead of Tuesday's World Cup Group A qualifier against Sweden.
Oct 10, 19:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Netherlands 2-0 Sweden - as it happened
Relive how Netherlands missed out on World Cup qualification despite a 2-0 win over Sweden, courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates from Amsterdam.
Oct 10, 18:45
Victor Lindelof in action during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Sweden boss Janne Andersson wants more game-time for Victor Lindelof
Sweden boss Janne Andersson admits that it is "frustrating" to see Victor Lindelof spend time on the substitutes' bench at Manchester United.
Sep 26, 12:39
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Sebastian Larsson backs Victor Lindelof to succeed at Manchester United
Sebastian Larsson believes that international teammate Victor Lindelof's qualities are clear to see, as he closes in on a big-money move to Manchester United.
Jun 11, 15:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Ola Toivonen scores from halfway line to beat France and send Sweden top
Ola Toivonen scores from inside his own half with the last meaningful kick of the game to fire Sweden to a 2-1 win over France which takes them top of Group A.
Jun 9, 21:46
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann start for France in Sweden
Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann are among the big names to start for France in Sweden.
Jun 9, 19:06
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Live Commentary: Sweden 2-1 France - as it happened
Relive Sweden's dramatic 2-1 win over France as Ola Toivonen scores a 93rd-minute winner from inside his own half to fire his side top of World Cup qualifying Group A.
Jun 9, 18:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Result: Sweden score late to complete dramatic turnaround against Portugal
Sweden recover from two goals down to beat Portugal 3-2, scoring a stoppage-time winner in Madeira to inflict a second loss in 15 games on their opponents.
Mar 28, 21:40
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Team News: Cristiano Ronaldo starts in Madeira homecoming
Portugal boss Fernando Santos makes 10 changes to his starting XI for the friendly against Sweden in Madeira, with Cristiano Ronaldo the only survivor from last time out.
Mar 28, 19:02
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a point to make during the Premier League game between Manchester United and Bournemouth on March 4, 2017
Ex-teammate Anders Svensson brands Zlatan Ibrahimovic a "complete idiot"
Former Sweden international midfielder Anders Svensson accuses Zlatan Ibrahimovic of being overly ruthless when it comes to dealing with younger players.
Mar 15, 14:29
Generic image of a locker room
Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be honoured with statue in Stockholm
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says that he is honoured by the announcement that he will have a statue erected in Stockholm after once again being named as Sweden's top player.
Nov 22, 11:33

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