Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
With Germany set to win Group C at a stroll, Sweden, the Republic of Ireland and Austria are faced in a battle royale to finish as runners-up in the group and give themselves a chance at appearing at Brazil 2014. That makes Friday night’s match in Solna so massive for Giovanni Trapattoni and the Green Army.
So how can you watch the match on our live video streaming service?
Bet365 are showing Sweden v Republic of Ireland live, legal and straight onto your computer via 101 Great Goals. Simply click on this link or the Live Streaming tab above and follow the simple step-by-step instructions to watch.
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The last time Sweden played a World Cup qualifier, the Scandinavians produced arguably the greatest international comeback of all-time as they rallied from 4-down in Germany to claim a miraculous 4-4 draw.
After the Germany match brilliant stories started to leak out about how Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic delivered a Braveheart-esque halftime rally cry which, with hindsight, is said to have inspired the second half comeback.
The moral of the stories seemed to impress just how vital Zlatan is to Sweden: a fact which is currently being ignored by Ireland’s Italian coach who has said in the build-up:
Zlatan is Zlatan but I am very confident in our players. I have seen their confidence this morning and you just have to look at the game against Poland because the balance and the commitment and the technical ability that they showed, all of that makes me very, very confident.
Ireland will be lead by their leading international goalscorer of all-time, Robbie Keane, while John O’ Shea, Ciarán Clark, Wes Hoolahan and James McCarthy will be responsible for adding steel to to the Irish spine.
As for the Swedes, aside from their PSG centre-forward, coach Erik Hamren is able to call upon seasoned internationals Ola Toivonen, Rasmus Elm, Kim Kallstrom, Sebastian Larsson and Pontus Wernbloom in a match which they are favourites to win.