Sweden booked their spot at Russia 2018 thanks to a 1-0 aggregate play-off win over Italy, having finished second in Europe's Group A to return to the global finals for the first time since Germany 2006. Sweden fans will be travelling in numbers to Russia and customers can safely secure their Sweden World Cup tickets now.
Janne Andersson's side condemned Italy to missing their first World Cup in 60 years with a 0-0 draw at the San Siro ensuring a 1-0 aggregate win to provide one of the biggest shocks in qualifying so far. The qualifying group consisted of huge pedigree in Netherlands, France, Sweden, Bulgaria, Belarus, and Luxembourg.The group winners, France, qualified directly for the 2018 FIFA World Cup with Sweden having to settle for runners-up to advance to the play-offs as one of the best 8 runners-up.
Sweden won six of their ten matches to finish ahead of Netherlands in third place on goal difference. An 8-0 victory over Luxembourg in the penultimate round of fixtures proved to be a pivotal moment in terms of the goal difference tally which ultimately prevented Netherlands from finishing above them thanks to four goals from Marcus Berg. An impressive 2-1 victory over France was another highlight from their campaign and goes to show that they are more than capable of competing with the best this summer at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Sweden have been handed another tricky group in Russia. They have been drawn into Group F with world champions Germany, Mexico and South Korea. Catch Sweden in Russia with hundreds of Sweden football tickets available for the 2018 FIFA World Cup