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Where: Aviva Stadium.
When: Friday September 6, 20.00 BST.
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It’s a crucial World Cup qualifier in Dublin as the Republic of Ireland take on Sweden with both nations level on points in Group C with 11.
Germany top the table, but with four matches left to play each there are three sides tied on 11 points for second place, with Austria joining the pair.
Therefore Giovanni Trapattoni’s men will be keen to secure a win over the Swedes and move one step closer to reaching the nation’s second successive major tournament.
The home side’s form in Dublin against the visitors is good and the last time the two met in the Irish capital the hosts triumphed 3-0.
Sweden’s away results have been erratic as well so far in qualifying, with an impressive 4-4 draw in Germany being counteracted by a disappointing 2-1 defeat to the Austrians.
Yet with Ireland having suffered a 1-6 thrashing at the hands of the Germans at the Aviva Stadium already this campaign, this match will be difficult to predict.
Captain Robbie Keane is expected to return for the Boys in Green, whilst QPR’s Richard Dunne will partner John O’Shea in defence to try and keep Zlatan Ibrahimovic quiet.
Everton’s new £13m signing James McCarthy will play in central midfield, whilst Norwich City’s Anthony Pilkington is in line for the winger to make his full international debut in the absence of Aiden McGeady.