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Give it to Zlatan - Larsson

Sweden know their World Cup hopes rest on getting the ball to Zlatan Ibrahimovic as they prepare for the second leg of their qualifying play-off against Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal.

We cannot go out all guns blazing but we must have a more attacking game with more ball higher up the pitch, then we will get Zlatan more in the game.'

Portugal have a small advantage, and we are expecting a very difficult game, but we are ready.

We will have to be fully focused. More than anything else, these players want to be in Brazil, so we will give our best to get there.

– Sweden midfielder Seb Larsson


Ronaldo Skywalker vs Zlatan Vader

Cristiano… I am your father. Weird. Credit: Abola

Portuguese newspaper A Bola has taken inspiration from Star Wars to promote its coverage of the first leg of Portugal's World Cup qualifying playoff tie with Sweden tonight. It's painted Cristiano Ronaldo as Luke Skywalker and Zlatan as Darth Vader (his nose is too large to accommodate a helmet).

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