Portugal vs. Sweden preview for World Cup Play-Off
Sweden is travelling to Lisbon to take part in the 2014 first leg qualifying round with a play-off game against Portugal. Between them, Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo have scored seven hat-tricks and 48 goals between them making them some of Europe's best players at the moment. Only one of them is set to represent their home nation in this year's World Cup final as Sweden and Portugal were drawn together in the season's play-offs. Tickets for Portugal and 2014 World Cup tickets are both available alongside a whole host of tickets online.It's a little surprising that both teams failed to gain a finish in the top two this qualification so the teams have to play each other to get the chance to compete fully next year. Ronaldo is going to be a key player for Portugal as they are hoping for their third World Cup qualification in consecutive years. However, the side has never managed to beat Sweden on their home turf, even after seven attempts. The Swedish coach, Hamren's men, suffered through a 5-3 reverse when playing Germany in the final round-robin, but Portugal have remained unbeaten for seven games in their bid to qualify. The only defeat that Portugal suffered in their string of matches was against Russia, the Group F winners. Capello's team finished just 1 point away from getting automatic qualification.Sweden finished with an eight point lag behind Germany, but managed to book a play in the play-offs. The Swedish team finished eight points behind Germany in Group C to book their place in the play-offs. Hamren is expecting an exciting upcoming match and admitted that it may come down to what happens on the pitch with Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo.