Football players in yellow shirt rejoicing on the pitch.
Sweden's team after the final whistle. Credit: MARCO BERTORELLO

Surprised fans rejoice over World Cup ticket

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Surprise and joy among Swedes after the men's national team made it through to the World Cup.

Swedish Radio's commentator Christian Olsson completely let his emotions out when Monday's match ended without any Italian goals.

"Sweden will be playing the World Cup in Russia! Sweden will be playing the World Cup in Russia!" he chanted shortly after the final whistle, mirroring some of the incredulity in Sweden that the national team will be in the line-up for the tournament next summer.

Radio Sweden spoke to people on the streets of Stockholm to hear their reactions.

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