FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualification EDT (USA Time), BST (Btitish Time), IST (Indian Time), GMT+0, Live Stream and TV telecast: The Sweden national football team start their World Cup qualification campaign at home with a match against Netherlands this Tuesday, September 6th.
FIFA World Cup 2018 — Qualification EDT (USA Time), BST (Btitish Time), IST (Indian Time), GMT+0 and Live Stream
Match: Sweden Vs Netherlands (FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualification)
Date: September 6th, 2016; 14:45 EDT, 19:45 BST, 18:45 GMT+0, 0:15 IST (7th September)
Venue: Friends Arena, Solna
Sweden Vs Netherlands TV Details: ESPN2 (USA viewers), Sony Six SD (Indian viewers), ITV 4 UK
Sweden Vs Netherlands Live Commentary: talksport, tunein radio, flashscore
Sweden Vs Netherlands Live stream: click here to watch this match live
After an early exit in the group round of the Summer Euro 2016 tournament, the Swedish top star Zlatan Ibrahamovic, who is also the nation’s all-time top scorer with 62 goals has decided to hang up his boots. Alongside him, the experienced keeper Andreas Isaksson, defenders Erik Johansson, Mikael Antonsson and midfield trio Kim Kallstrom, Erkan Zengin and Pontus Wernbloom have all decided to stop their international duty. With a relatively inexperienced and youthful squad manager Janne Andersson has a tough task to earn qualification spot for FIFA World Cup 2018 on his hands, from a group that includes the powerhouse France, Netherlands and Bulgaria.
On the other hand, Netherlands had a frustrating qualifying campaign as they failed to qualify for the Euro 2016 after they finished fourth in their group behind Czech Republic, Turkey and Iceland. Danny Blind, who was appointed as the new head-coach midway through the Euro qualifying stage has hardly overturned the results. The squad is relatively young and the bad results keep on coming, the latest was a 2–1 home loss to Greece last Wednesday. Based on head-to-head between the teams in their group, Netherlands are capable of finishing inside the top two in this group. But their recent form says that this is not going to be an easy qualification road for them.
Sweden Vs Netherlands: Head-to-Head Stats
Tha last time both sides met was during the 2012 Euro qualifiers – Sweden won their home leg 3–2 after losing the away fixture at Netherlands 4–1.
Netherlands has a cutting age against Sweden with 11 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses from the 23 games between the two teams.