Andersson: Sweden Will Need Italy

Andersson: Sweden Will Need Italy

Former Serie A striker Kennet Andersson believes Sweden will perform better than Italy in the World Cup play-offs

The two countries will meet in Stockholm for the first leg on 10 November and the next leg at the San Siro on 13 November.

“When I see the process of casting I think ‘bad luck’. Not because Sweden is worse than Italy, but because I hope to see both teams perform in Russia next year, “Andersson said.

“It’s a tough game, one of the toughest enemies and maybe Croatia is also a tough opponent for Sweden, but it’s not a challenge we can not win.

“Of course, Italy has been criticizing recently, but they have a good team composition inhabited by quality players and Italy is also a very disciplined team to go through its tactics.”