Swans pair celebrate Swedish triumph

14th November 2017
First team

Martin Olsson and Kristoffer Nordfeldt are on course for the World Cup next summer after Sweden secured their place in Russia.

The duo followed in the footsteps of Swans team-mates Ki Sung-Yueng, Lukasz Fabianski and Renato Sanches by helping their respective countries qualify for next year’s tournament.

Olsson and Nordfeldt were among the substitutes as Sweden held Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro on Monday night, meaning a 1-0 victory in last Thursday’s first leg – thanks to a Jakob Johansson goal – was enough for them to progress.

The Swedes’ success means Italy have failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Olsson and Nordfeldt could now play at the World Cup for the first time.

Elsewhere, Tammy Abraham hopes to win his second England cap this evening in the friendly against Brazil after making his senior debut against Germany at Wembley on Friday night.

Fabianski was an unused substitute in Poland’s 1-0 friendly defeat to Mexico In Gdansk on Monday.

He played 45 minutes on Friday night as the Poles drew 0-0 with Uruguay.