The only national team that has not qualifiers to Russia 2018 and win the world cup is Italy, will play in a playoff against Sweden. The first leg will be played on November 10 at 20:45 in Solna, at the Friends Arena, the referee will be Turkish Cuneyt Cakr; the return will be on November 13 in Milan, the stadium Guiseppe Meazza was the sports arena. The referee will be Spanish Antonio Mateu Lahoz.
How do the selections arrive to the play off match?
Sweden joined group A, called the death group along with France, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Luxembourg and Belarus. He finished with 19 points, 4 below France and reached the final game against the Netherlands with the same number of points but with a good balance of goals in favor that allowed him to reach the Russian World 2018 play-off zone.
Italy joined Group G along with Spain, Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein, managed 23 units, five less than Spain that qualified directly.
Italy in the world cup history
Italy participated in all World Cups except Uruguay 1930 and Sweden 1958, also organized the World Cup in 1934 and 1990, was the first bi champion to win the World Cup Italy 1934 and France 1938, in Italy 90 was third, Spain also won 1982 and its last championship It was Germany 2006.
He was also runner-up twice, the first in Mexico 1970 and the second in the United States 1994.
Champion: 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006.
Sub champion: 1970, 1994
Third place: 1990.
Fourth place: 1978
Eighth finals: 1986, 2002
First phase: 1950, 1954, 1962, 1966, 1974, 2010 and 2014.
Sweden in the world cup history
Sweden has participated in the World Cups Italy 1934, France 1938, Brazil 1950, Sweden 1958, Mexico 1970, Germany 1974, Argentina 1978, Italy 1990, United States 1994, Korea and Japan 2002 and Germany 2006.
His best performance was precisely when he organized the World Cup in 1958 where he lost the final against Brazil.
Then he was third on two occasions, Brazil 1950 and United States 1994.
Sub champion: 1958
Third place: 1950 and 1994
Fourth place: 1938
Eighth finals: 2002 and 2006
First round: 1970, 1978 and 1990
Image: Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. Source: Wikipedia
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