Sunderland’s Swedes face Euro play-off

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Sunderland’s Swedes face a Euro 2016 play-off despite a 2-0 win against Moldova tonight.

Seb Larrson played the whole game and Ola Toivonen was a 58th minute sub as Sweden upheld their part of the bargain by beating Moldova at Friends Arena – but they will go into Sunday’s draw for the play-offs following Russia’s victory over Montenegro.

Erik Hamren’s men went into the final round of Group G fixtures two points behind Russia and relying on a favour from Montenegro, who could not deliver as they fell to a 2-0 defeat in Moscow.

Sweden, who have ultimately paid the price for defeats to Russia and Austria last month, will at least prepare for next month’s play-offs on the back of a second straight victory which came courtesy of goals in either half from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, his 59th in international football, and Erkan Zengin.