Sweden v Italy: World Cup play-off first leg – live!

Minute-by-minute report: Will Sweden or Italy gain a significant first-leg advantage in Stockholm? Join Ben Fisher to find out

It is crunch time. Italy are 180-odd minutes away from missing out on a World Cup for the first time since 1958. To avoid that happening, they’re in Stockholm tonight for the first leg and, in an ideal world, they will take something from this match ahead of the return leg at the San Siro on Monday.Both teams failed to secure an automatic spot in Russia next year, after finishing second in their respective groups. Sweden were runners-up to France in Group A, while Italy were runners-up to Spa...