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Larsson Looks Forward To World Cup After Sweden Knock Italy Out

Tigers midfielder Seb Larsson has a World Cup to look forward to after helping Sweden to qualify for next summer's tournament.

Larsson played the full 90 minutes as Sweden drew 0-0 with Italy in the second leg of their qualifying play-off in Milan on Monday night, meaning a 1-0 victory in last Thursday night's first leg was enough to send the Swedes to Russia.

Larsson will head back to East Yorkshire today to join up with the Tigers ahead of Saturday's home game against Ipswich Town, and will be joined by a couple of other players who have had a taste of international action in the last few days.

Fikayo Tomori played the full 90 minutes for England U21s last Friday night as they won 2-0 in Ukraine in a UEFA Euro U21 qualifying fixture, while Kamil Grosicki played all but the final few moments of Poland's 0-0 friendly draw with Uruguay the same evening.

Ola Aina played the full 90 as he helped Nigeria to a 1-1 draw with Algeria in World Cup qualifying, with Nigeria facing a further game later today when they face Argentina in a friendly.

Markus Henriksen was on the losing side as Norway were beaten 2-0 in Macedonia, the first of a friendly double-header with a game to come against Slovakia tonight, while David Marshall was an unused substitute for Scotland in their 1-0 defeat against the Netherlands last week.

And in perhaps the biggest fixture on tonight's schedule, David Meyler will look to help the Republic of Ireland to qualify for next summer's World Cup when they face Denmark in the second leg of their play-off, with the tie finely balanced after a 0-0 draw at the weekend.

Jackson Irvine also has World Cup qualifying on his mind, with Australia due to take on Honduras in the second leg of their play-off on Wednesday morning. The two sides drew the first leg 0-0 in Honduras.

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