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ItalyItaly (First leg: -) Stadio San Siro - MilanMonday 13 November 2017
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Previous meetings Only this chapter

Head to Head

FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
10/11/2017POSweden - Italy1-0
SolnaJ. Johansson 61
2016 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
17/06/2016GS-FTItaly - Sweden1-0
ToulouseÉder 88
UEFA EURO 2004
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
18/06/2004GS-FTItaly - Sweden1-1PortoCassano 37; Ibrahimović 85
UEFA EURO 2000
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
19/06/2000GS-FTItaly - Sweden2-1
EindhovenDi Biagio 39, Del Piero 88; Larsson 77
1988 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
14/11/1987PR (GS)Italy - Sweden2-1
NaplesVialli 27, 47; Larsson 38
03/06/1987PR (GS)Sweden - Italy1-0
SolnaLarsson 25
1984 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
15/10/1983PR (GS)Italy - Sweden0-3
NaplesStrömberg 20, 27, Sunesson 71
29/05/1983PR (GS)Sweden - Italy2-0
GothenburgEriksson 31, Corneliusson 55
1972 UEFA European Championship
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
09/10/1971PR (GS)Italy - Sweden3-0
MilanRiva 3, 83, Boninsegna 40
09/06/1971PR (GS)Sweden - Italy0-0Solna
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
03/06/1970GS-FTItaly - Sweden1-0
TolucaDomenghini 10
FIFA World Cup
DateStage reachedMatchResultVenueGoalscorers
25/06/1950GS-FTSweden - Italy3-2
Sao PauloJeppson 25, 68, Andersson 33; Carapellese 7, Muccinelli 75
 QualifyingFinal tournamentTotal
HomeAway  
PldWDLPldWDLPldWDLPldWDLGFGA
Total
Italy3201401353112411672825
Sweden4310310251132476112528

Last updated 10/11/2017 23:15CET

Squad list Only this chapter

Italy - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Gianluigi Buffon28/01/197839Juventus - 11000
-Mattia Perin10/11/199225Genoa - 0000
-Gianluigi Donnarumma25/02/199918Milan - 0000
Defenders
-Giorgio Chiellini14/08/198433Juventus - 5100
-Andrea Barzagli08/05/198136Juventus - 9000
-Davide Astori07/01/198730Fiorentina - 1000
-Matteo Darmian02/12/198927Man. United - 6000
-Leonardo Bonucci01/05/198730Milan - 9000
-Daniele Rugani29/07/199423Juventus - 1000
-Davide Zappacosta11/06/199225Chelsea - 5000
Midfielders
-Daniele De Rossi24/07/198334Roma - 7200
-Antonio Candreva28/02/198730Internazionale - 9300
-Marco Parolo25/01/198532Lazio - 6000
-Alessandro Florenzi11/03/199126Roma - 2000
-Federico Bernardeschi16/02/199423Juventus - 5100
-Jorginho20/12/199125Napoli - 0000
-Roberto Gagliardini07/04/199423Internazionale - 2000
Forwards
-Éder15/11/198630Internazionale - 8100
-Ciro Immobile20/02/199027Lazio - 11600
-Stephan El Shaarawy27/10/199225Roma - 1000
-Lorenzo Insigne04/06/199126Napoli - 8100
-Manolo Gabbiadini26/11/199125Southampton - 3100
-Andrea Belotti20/12/199323Torino - 8400
Coach
-Gian Piero Ventura14/01/194869 - 11000
Sweden - Squad list
Current season
Qual.FT
No.PlayerDoBAgeClubDPldGlsPldGls
Goalkeepers
-Kristoffer Nordfeldt23/06/198928Swansea - 0000
-Karl-Johan Johnsson28/01/199027Guingamp - 0000
-Robin Olsen08/01/199027København - 11000
Defenders
-Andreas Granqvist16/04/198532Krasnodar - 11300
-Mikael Lustig13/12/198630Celtic - 8300
-Martin Olsson17/05/198829Swansea - 3000
-Pontus Jansson13/02/199126Leeds - 2000
-Ludwig Augustinsson21/04/199423Bremen - 9000
-Filip Helander22/04/199324Bologna - 1000
-Emil Krafth02/08/199423Bologna - 4000
-Victor Lindelöf17/07/199423Man. United - 10100
Midfielders
-Sebastian Larsson06/06/198532Hull - 6000
-Gustav Svensson07/02/198730Seattle Sounders - 3000
-Jakob Johansson21/06/199027AEK - 8100
-Jimmy Durmaz22/03/198928Toulouse - 8100
-Emil Forsberg23/10/199126Leipzig - 11400
-Viktor Claesson02/01/199225Krasnodar - 7000
-Marcus Rohdén11/05/199126Crotone - 1000
-Ken Sema30/09/199324Östersund - 0000
Forwards
-Marcus Berg17/08/198631Al-Ain - 10800
-Ola Toivonen03/07/198631Toulouse - 9300
-John Guidetti15/04/199225Celta - 5000
-Isaac Kiese Thelin24/06/199225Waasland-Beveren - 6100
Coach
-Jan Andersson29/09/196255 - 11000

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Head coach Only this chapter

Gian Piero Ventura

Date of birth: 14 January 1948
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: FS Sestrese Calcio, USD Enna, SSDU Sanremo, USD Novese
Coaching career: UC Sampdoria (youth), ASD Albenga, ACD Rapallo Ruentes, Virtus Entella, Spezia Calcio, US Centese, US Pistoiese, ASD Giarre Calcio, Venezia FC, US Lecce, Cagliari Calcio (twice9, UC Sampdoria, Udinese calcio, SSC Napoli, ACR Messina, Hellas-Verona FC, AC Pisa, FC Bari, Torino FC, Italy

• Born in Genoa, Ventura started his playing and coaching careers in the youth system of Sampdoria. As a midfielder he made nine appearances for Sicilian outfit Enna in Serie C, the highest level he played at.

• Began coaching in the Sampdoria academy in 1976 and worked for several teams in the lower divisions before finally making his Serie A debut more than two decades later after leading Cagliari to promotion in 1998. He had done the same the previous season with Lecce, only to be replaced by Cesare Prandelli before the campaign started.

• He continued to move between posts in Serie A and Serie B, but his stock rose considerably after he replaced Antonio Conte at Bari ahead of the 2009/10 season. Ventura guided Bari to tenth place with a club record 50 points in Serie A, drawing twice against José Mourinho's FC Internazionale Milano and defeating Juventus 3-1.

• In 2011 he accepted the call from Torino, then in Serie B. "I could take a mid-table team in Serie A but trying to take Torino back to Serie A is the real libido," he famously said. He not only achieved that but also led the Granata into Europe. Under Ventura, Torino reached the UEFA Europa League round of 16 in 2014/15 after a memorable 3-2 win at Athletic Club.

• After becoming the trainer with most consecutive games on the Torino bench (217), third overall behind Luigi Radice and Emiliano Mondonico, Ventura was announced as Conte's successor as Italy coach in June 2016.

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400814.html#gian+piero+ventura

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Janne Andersson

Date of birth: 29 September 1962
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Alets IK (twice), IS Halmia, Laholms FK
Coaching career: Alets IK, Halmstads BK (assistant, twice), Laholms FK, Halmstads BK, Örgryte IS, IFK Norrköping, Sweden

• Janne Andersson succeeded Erik Hamrén after UEFA EURO 2016 having led Norrköping to their first Allsvenskan title in almost two decades the previous year.

• A footballer and handball player in his native Halmstad, Andersson became assistant coach to Stuart Baxter at the city's main club in 1990, going on to work under Tom Prahl and then Jonas Thern.

• Andersson, who also coached lower-division teams Alet and Laholm, took the Halmstad reins himself in 2004 and in his first season in charge was named coach of the year in Sweden after steering Halmstad to second place.

• After a brief spell at Örgryte in 2010, Andersson was named Norrköping coach the following year as they returned to the Allsvenskan, at first keeping them up then guiding them to the 2015 title.

• His appointment as Sweden coach meant he missed out on leading the club into UEFA Champions League qualifying, Andersson saying on his unveiling: "Right now I'm just humbled and grateful. This is an honour and a challenge that will be very exciting to take on."

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400733.html#janne+andersson

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Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAntonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
  • Assistant refereesPau Cebrián Devís (ESP) , Roberto del Palomar (ESP)
  • Fourth officialJesús Gil Manzano (ESP)
  • UEFA DelegateAlan McRae (SCO)
  • UEFA Referee observerVladimir Sajn (SVN)

Referee

NameDate of birthUEFA matches
Antonio Mateu Lahoz12/03/1977552

FIFA Wold Cup matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

No such matches refereed

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
26/05/2011U19ELITEItalyPoland3-1Kolobrzeg
26/07/2011UCL3QRRangers FCMalmö FF0-1Glasgow
18/08/2011UELPOŠK Slovan BratislavaAS Roma1-0Bratislava
07/03/2013UELR16Tottenham Hotspur FCFC Internazionale Milano3-0London
24/02/2015UCLR16JuventusBorussia Dortmund2-1Turin
12/03/2015UELR16ACF FiorentinaAS Roma1-1Florence
16/04/2015UELQFVfL WolfsburgSSC Napoli1-4Wolfsburg
06/12/2016UCLGSSL BenficaSSC Napoli1-2Lisbon
03/05/2017UCLSFAS Monaco FCJuventus0-2Monaco
17/10/2017UCLGSManchester City FCSSC Napoli2-1Manchester

Last updated 10/11/2017 23:18CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

The Week of Football concept enables fans around the world to enjoy the very best action from the European Qualifiers – which will determine UEFA's representatives at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup comprises nine groups of six teams, with matches played on a home-and-away basis.

Qualifying takes place under the 'Week of Football' concept, introduced ahead of the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying campaign, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday, shining the spotlight on more teams on the road to the finals in Russia. Moreover, thanks to the Week of Football, at least 43% of matches will be played on weekends, giving fans a better chance to follow the action on television, in the stadiums and on UEFA.com.

Kick-off times will be set mainly at 18:00CET and 20:45CET on Saturdays and Sundays and at 20:45CET for Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays. In double-header matchweeks, sides will play on Thursday/Sunday, Friday/Monday or Saturday/Tuesday. Each day of the Week of Football will feature eight to ten games.

The nine group winners will qualify directly for the final tournament. The eight best runners-up will contest play-offs to decide the last four qualifiers for the finals.

The 13 qualifiers then join hosts Russia in the finals to make it 14 UEFA member associations represented.

How qualification works

The other confederations have the following qualifying berths:

Africa: 5
Asia: 4.5
North and Central America and Caribbean: 3.5
Oceania: 0.5
South America: 4.5

https://www.uefa.com/european-qualifiers/news/newsid=2400492.html#competition+facts

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Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Italy

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group G - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    Spain1091036328
    Italy1072121823
    Albania10415101313
    Israel10406101512
    FYR Macedonia10325151511
    Liechtenstein1000101390
    Matchday 1 (05/09/2016)
    Israel 1-3 Italy
    0-1 Pellè 14, 0-2 Candreva 31 (P) , 1-2 Ben Chaim 35, 1-3 Immobile 83
    Buffon, Chiellini, Candreva (67 Florenzi), Bonaventura (63 Ogbonna), Pellè, Verratti, L. Antonelli, Barzagli, Parolo, Éder (70 Immobile), Bonucci
  • Matchday 2 (06/10/2016)
    Italy 1-1 Spain
    0-1 Vitolo 55, 1-1 De Rossi 82 (P)
    Buffon, De Sciglio, Romagnoli, Florenzi, Pellè (59 Immobile), Barzagli, De Rossi, Éder, Montolivo (30 Bonaventura), Bonucci, Parolo (76 Belotti)
  • Matchday 3 (09/10/2016)
    FYR Macedonia 2-3 Italy
    0-1 Belotti 24, 1-1 Nestorovski 57, 2-1 Hasani 59, 2-2 Immobile 75, 2-3 Immobile 90+2
    Buffon, De Sciglio, Romagnoli, Candreva, Bonaventura (64 Parolo), Verratti, Immobile, Barzagli, Bonucci, Bernardeschi (64 Sansone), Belotti (84 Éder)
  • Matchday 4 (12/11/2016)
    Liechtenstein 0-4 Italy
    0-1 Belotti 11, 0-2 Immobile 12, 0-3 Candreva 32, 0-4 Belotti 44
    Buffon, De Sciglio, Romagnoli, Candreva (74 Éder), Bonaventura (67 Insigne), Belotti, Verratti, Immobile (81 Zaza), De Rossi, Bonucci, Zappacosta
  • Matchday 5 (24/03/2017)
    Italy 2-0 Albania
    1-0 De Rossi 12 (P) , 2-0 Immobile 80
    Buffon, De Sciglio, Candreva, Insigne, Belotti, Verratti, Immobile, Barzagli, De Rossi, Bonucci, Zappacosta
  • Matchday 6 (11/06/2017)
    Italy 5-0 Liechtenstein
    1-0 Insigne 35, 2-0 Belotti 52, 3-0 Éder 74, 4-0 Bernardeschi 83, 5-0 Gabbiadini 90+1
    Buffon, Chiellini, Darmian, Pellegrini, Candreva (60 Bernardeschi), Spinazzola, Belotti (75 Gabbiadini), Insigne, Immobile (67 Éder), Barzagli, De Rossi
  • Matchday 7 (02/09/2017)
    Spain 3-0 Italy
    1-0 Isco 13, 2-0 Isco 40, 3-0 Morata 77
    Buffon, Darmian, Candreva (70 Bernardeschi), Spinazzola, Verratti, Belotti (70 Éder), Insigne, Immobile (78 Gabbiadini), Barzagli, De Rossi, Bonucci
  • Matchday 8 (05/09/2017)
    Italy 1-0 Israel
    1-0 Immobile 53
    Buffon, Conti (49 Zappacosta), Darmian, Candreva (87 Bernardeschi), Verratti (89 Montolivo), Belotti, Insigne, Immobile, Astori, Barzagli, De Rossi
  • Matchday 9 (06/10/2017)
    Italy 1-1 FYR Macedonia
    1-0 Chiellini 40, 1-1 Trajkovski 77
    Buffon, Zappacosta, Chiellini, Darmian, Gagliardini (75 Cristante), Verdi (64 Bernardeschi), Insigne, Immobile, Barzagli (46 Rugani), Parolo, Bonucci
  • Matchday 10 (09/10/2017)
    Albania 0-1 Italy
    0-1 Candreva 73
    Buffon, Chiellini, Darmian (61 Zappacosta), Candreva, Spinazzola, Gagliardini, Insigne (93 El Shaarawy), Immobile, Éder (89 Gabbiadini), Parolo, Bonucci
  • Play-off
    Matchday 11 (10/11/2017)
    Sweden 1-0 Italy
    1-0 J. Johansson 61
    Buffon, Chiellini, Darmian, Candreva, Verratti (76 Insigne), Belotti (65 Éder), Immobile, Barzagli, De Rossi, Parolo, Bonucci
  • Matchday 12 (13/11/2017)
    Italy-Sweden

Sweden

  • FIFA World Cup - Qualifying round
    Group A - Group Standings
    TeamPldWDLGFGAPts
    France1072118623
    Netherlands10613211219
    Sweden1061326919
    Bulgaria10415141913
    Luxembourg101368266
    Belarus101276215
    Matchday 1 (06/09/2016)
    Sweden 1-1 Netherlands
    1-0 Berg 42, 1-1 Sneijder 67
    Olsen, Lustig, Lindelöf, Granqvist, Rohdén (76 Kujovic), Berg (87 Durmaz), Forsberg, Guidetti (64 Nyman), Hiljemark, Wendt, Fransson
  • Matchday 2 (07/10/2016)
    Luxembourg 0-1 Sweden
    0-1 Lustig 58
    Olsen, Lustig, Lindelöf, Granqvist, M. Olsson, Ekdal (79 Fransson), Berg, Forsberg, Guidetti (70 Toivonen), Hiljemark, Durmaz (88 Nyman)
  • Matchday 3 (10/10/2016)
    Sweden 3-0 Bulgaria
    1-0 Toivonen 39, 2-0 Hiljemark 45, 3-0 Lindelöf 58
    Olsen, Lindelöf, Granqvist, M. Olsson (63 Augustinsson), Ekdal, Berg (85 Guidetti), Forsberg (74 Wendt), Hiljemark, Krafth, Toivonen, Durmaz
  • Matchday 4 (11/11/2016)
    France 2-1 Sweden
    0-1 Forsberg 55, 1-1 Pogba 58, 2-1 Payet 65
    Olsen, Lindelöf, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Ekdal (66 Hiljemark), Forsberg, Guidetti (73 Kiese Thelin), J. Johansson, Krafth, Toivonen, Durmaz (87 Jansson)
  • Matchday 5 (25/03/2017)
    Sweden 4-0 Belarus
    1-0 Forsberg 19 (P) , 2-0 Forsberg 49, 3-0 Berg 57, 4-0 Kiese Thelin 78
    Olsen, Lustig, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Ekdal (69 J. Johansson), Berg, Forsberg, Hiljemark, Jansson, Toivonen (74 Kiese Thelin), Durmaz (85 Claesson)
  • Matchday 6 (09/06/2017)
    Sweden 2-1 France
    0-1 Giroud 37, 1-1 Durmaz 43, 2-1 Toivonen 90+3
    Olsen, Lustig, Lindelöf, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Ekdal (77 S. Larsson), Berg (88 Guidetti), Forsberg, J. Johansson, Toivonen, Durmaz (76 Claesson)
  • Matchday 7 (31/08/2017)
    Bulgaria 3-2 Sweden
    1-0 Manolev 12, 1-1 Lustig 29, 2-1 Kostadinov 33, 2-2 Berg 44, 3-2 Chochev 79
    Olsen, Lustig, Lindelöf, Granqvist, Augustinsson, Ekdal (70 S. Larsson), Berg, Forsberg, J. Johansson (85 Armenteros), Toivonen, Durmaz (82 Claesson)
  • Matchday 8 (03/09/2017)
    Belarus 0-4 Sweden
    0-1 Forsberg 18, 0-2 Nyman 24, 0-3 Berg 37, 0-4 Granqvist 84 (P)
    Olsen, Lustig, Lindelöf, Granqvist, Augustinsson, S. Larsson, Berg (85 Kiese Thelin), Forsberg, Nyman, J. Johansson (69 Svensson), Durmaz (67 Claesson)
  • Matchday 9 (07/10/2017)
    Sweden 8-0 Luxembourg
    1-0 Granqvist 10 (P) , 2-0 Berg 18, 3-0 Berg 37, 4-0 Berg 54, 5-0 Lustig 60, 6-0 Granqvist 67 (P) , 7-0 Berg 71, 8-0 Toivonen 76
    Olsen, Lustig (60 Krafth), Lindelöf, Granqvist (81 Helander), Augustinsson, S. Larsson, Berg (74 Kiese Thelin), Forsberg, J. Johansson, Claesson, Toivonen
  • Matchday 10 (10/10/2017)
    Netherlands 2-0 Sweden
    1-0 Robben 16 (P) , 2-0 Robben 40
    Olsen, Lustig, Lindelöf, Granqvist, Augustinsson, S. Larsson (82 M. Olsson), Berg, Forsberg, J. Johansson, Claesson (68 Svensson), Toivonen (76 Kiese Thelin)
  • Play-off
    Matchday 11 (10/11/2017)
    Sweden 1-0 Italy
    1-0 J. Johansson 61
    Olsen, Lindelöf, Granqvist, Augustinsson, S. Larsson, Ekdal (57 J. Johansson), Berg (74 Kiese Thelin), Forsberg, Krafth (83 Svensson), Claesson, Toivonen
  • Matchday 12 (13/11/2017)
    Italy-Sweden

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Legend

Competitions

Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable

Statistics

  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on UEFA.com.