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world cup qualifier

Zlatan double sinks Faroe Islands

Published onsdag 12 juni 2013 kl 08.55
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's double wins the game for Sweden. Photo: Anders Viklund/Scanpix

Sweden beat the Faroe Islands 2-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Stockholm, Tuesday, to move level on points with Ireland and Austria in Group C. Captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic led by example, scoring both goals for Sweden, who had defender Andreas Granqvist sent-off late on.

Ibrahimovic opened the scoring in the 35th minute and added a second from the penalty spot with eight minutes remaining. The Paris Saint-Germain striker was also lucky to avoid a booking which would have ruled him out of September's crucial qualifier against Ireland in Dublin.

The Swedish striker was upset by the constant complaining of the visitors to the referee and threw a ball into the face of goalkeeper Gunnar Nielsen which would have earned him a yellow card if the referee had seen it. 

Erik Hamrén's side have 11 points from six games, level with Ireland and Austria as the battle for second spot and qualification for the World Cup in Brazil hots up.

Austria lie second behind Germany due to their eight goal advantage over Sweden in third.

Dave Russell

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