Sweden vs Portugal: live stream, start time, TV info and more

Sep 10, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; A Portugal fan waves the flag as his team takes the field for their friendly against Brazil at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

This is the marquee match up of the World Cup playoffs. It pits two powerful nations, Sweden and Portugal, together in an epic battle. Both nations have superstar goal scorers. Sweden has Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Portugal has Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

The first leg looked like it was headed towards a scoreless draw, then Ronaldo scored a header in the final minutes of the game. He got a few more chances and failed to convert, but gave his nation a 1-0 lead in the playoffs.

“Portugal have a small advantage, and we are expecting a very difficult game, but we are ready,” Ronaldo said, via ESPN FC. “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.”

The Swedish team are looking forward to Englishman Howard Webb officiating the contest.

“We have an English referee now so we can probably go in a bit harder,” Sebastian Larsson said. “I do not think he is going to fall for the same tricks so easily.”

“Howard Webb is used to refereeing where the game is a little more physical. He’s a great referee, too, which is important for such a big game.”

Date: November 19
Start Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Location: Solna, Sweden
Stadium: Friends Arena
TV Info: ESPN 2, ESPN Deportes
Radio Info: Sirius XM FC,
Live StreamESPN 3, or Watch ESPN App, LiveSport.Tv

Who do you think will win? Let us know in the comments below.

Topics: Portugal, Sweden, World Cup

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