Watch Portugal vs Sweden Playoff 1st & 2nd Legs
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FIFA WC Qualifier Playoff’s – 2nd Leg
Sweden vs Portugal
Date: 19 November 2013 – Time: 15:00 BST
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Portugal vs Sweden Preview (Ronaldo and Zlatan Factors ):
In the FIFA World Cup European Playoff’s we will have 4 first leg matches of 4 playoff ties to be played on 15th November 2013 while the 2nd legs will be played 4 days later on 19th November before all the teams will be finalized for FIFA World Cup. Portugal made it to qualifying round after finishing 2nd behind Russia in their 1st group stage and now they face highly talented Sweden side where Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be leading the line against Ronaldo and co.
Sweden won 4 back to back international matches which also included 3 World Cup qualifiers before they were undone by German’s on the last day of the qualyfing games. Sweden has been very impressive in the group stages where they scored loads of goals even against world cup favourites Germany. Sweden will go into the match slight favourites considering their recent form while we have Portugal who has a wobbly form and barely made it to the playoff but if you have a ronaldo like player in your squad it is quite easy to think that he can turn on some magin and help Portugal in World Cup finals.
Head to Head
Portugal and Sweden went head to head in the same qualifying group back in 2008 and 09 qualifiers and both the matches were drawn 0-0, so we can expect another hard fought tight encounter on 15 november and 19 november which will enable one of the teams to book their place in World Cup and either Ronaldo or Ibrahimovic are going to miss the big World Cup.