SWEDEN 1-0 CZECH REPUBLIC- ROBIN QUAISON STRIKE EDGES JANNE ANDERSSON’S SIDE INTO PLAY-OFF FINAL.
World Cup Qualification UEFA play-off semi-final, Friends Arena – Sweden 1-0 Czech Republic.
Robin Quaison’s extra-time goal was enough to down the Czech Republic and send Sweden through to a World Cup play-off against Poland.
Before this point it was a very forgettable game with the absence of the star forwards from either side, the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic due to suspension and Patrik Schick due to injury.
The game should not have gone into extra time as deep into injury time Tomas Soucek found team-mate Milan Havel in space in the penalty area but the substitute’s effort flew well wide.
Four minutes after the restart in extra time the game was won when Jesper Karlstrom played the ball to Quaison on the edge of the box and he exchanged passes with Alexander Isak before coolly slotting home.
Sweden now play in Poland next Tuesday with the winner heading to Qatar.