Among other aspects, the Swedes’ game was notable because it marked Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s victorious return to the national team. However, before the hosts could establish a suitable situation for themselves, it was the guests who had the chance to score a goal.

In the 14th minute, Grigol Chabradze was one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but Kristoffer Nordfeldt came to his aid.

The Swedes made a threatening assault in the 35th minute. Zlatan made the correct pass to Viktor Claesson, who found himself in the penalty area and scored. As a result, Sweden led 1:0 at the half.

After the turn of sides, not much happened on the ground, and neither team was able to generate any clear-cut chances.

Albin Ekdal attempted a goal-scoring shot in the 81st minute but was denied by the opposing goalkeeper.

In the end, the score remained the same, and Sweden defeated Georgia 1-0. The Swedes will face Kosovo in the next round, while the Georgians will face the Spaniards.


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