Ireland holds Sweden to 0-0 draw in WCup qualifier
Sweden was held to a 0-0 draw by Ireland on Friday to barely
hold on to second place in its World Cup qualifying group.
Ireland dominated the opening period of the game through an
energetic performance from striker Shane Long. But Sweden captain
Zlatan Ibrahimovic slowly led his team back into the match despite
meeting tough resistance from the Irish defense.
Sweden coach Erik Hamren says Ireland successfully ”killed our
intentions,” but commended his players for preventing the visitors
from failing to create even ”a single chance at a goal in 90
Sweden has eight points in Group C from four matches. Germany
leads with 13 points from five games. Ireland and Austria are next
with seven points from four matches.