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Ireland faces a make or break five days which will determine their World Cup faith. First up for Giovanni Trapattoni’s side is a must-win home clash against Sweden with an equally important tie away to Austria on Tuesday, in Vienna.
With just four games remaining the race for the runner-up’s spot in Group C is heating up nicely with Ireland, Sweden and Austria all sitting on 11 points, 5 points behind leaders and probably group winners Germany.
Despite some indifferent displays in the qualifying campaign, the most notable one being the 6-1 reversal at home to Germany Ireland are still in with a strong shout of securing a playoff berth. Trapattoni will point to the 0-0 draw with the Swedes as prove that his team are more than capable of mixing with their Scandinavian cousins.
On that occasion in Stockholm in March, Ireland produced a dominant opening display and were unlucky not to score before showing their defensive resilience to hang on when the pressure mounted. And that was without Richard Dunne.
The hero of Moscow is back in the Irish team and has arguably the hardest job of the night, keeping Zlatan Ibrahimovic quiet. The veteran defender is injury-free and enjoying his football again with QPR following a miserable 12 months that saw injury limit his playing time and also saw his release by Aston Villa.
Sweden have only lost twice this year, a 3-2 loss in a friendly to Argentine and a crucial away defeat to Austria in a qualifier winning 3 and drawing 2 of their 7 games in 2013. There most recent outing saw them beat Norway 4-2 with that man Ibrahimovic scoring a hat-trick.
Manager Erik Hamren travels to Dublin with no major injury worries although defender Andreas Granqvis is out through suspension. He is likely to be replaced by Gothenburg’s Adam Johansson at the back with Fulham midfielder Alex Kačaniklić also available after injury.
Spartak Moscow midfielder Kim Kallstrom, with 16 goals in over 100 games, is likely to start on the bench as he continues to struggle for game time in Russia while Norwich striker Johann Elmander is likely to partner Ibrahimovic up front.
Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni meanwhile has named James McClean on the left of midfielder in place of the injured Aidan McGeady with David Forde returning in goal.
Stoke City’s Marc Wilson, Seamus Coleman and John O’Shea join Dunne at the back with James McCarthy and Glenn Whelan in midfield and Jon Walters and McClean providing the ammunition for Robbie Keane and Shane Long.
Ireland team: Forde, Coleman, Dunne, O’Shea, Wilson, McCarthy, Whelan, McClean, Walters, Keane, Long