Confirmed: Italy v Sweden lineups: Celtic's Lustig starts for visitors; Leeds' Jansson on bench

A general view of the stadium ahead the UEFA Europa League group D match between AC Milan and AEK Athenss at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 19, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

The Celtic and Leeds United pair are among those involved at the San Siro.

A general view of the stadium ahead the UEFA Europa League group D match between AC Milan and AEK Athenss at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on October 19, 2017 in Milan, Italy.

The last time Italy failed to qualify for a World Cup finals was 1958, in Sweden.

And ironically, it is Sweden who can deny them a place at Russia 2018, if they can capitalise on a 1-0 first leg win in Stockholm.

Milan's iconic San Siro stadium hosts the second leg of the two sides' play-off tie, which should be of interest to many British based football fans.

Italy include two English Premier League players, one from Manchester United (Matteo Darmian) and another from Southampton (Manolo Gabbiadini) in their starting line-up, while Chelsea's Davide Zappacosta is named among the substitutes.

Sweden's eleven features another Manchester United defender (Victor Lindelof), alongside one from Scottish champions Celtic (Mikael Lustig) and a midfielder from English Championship outfit Hull City (Sebastian Larsson).

Leeds United's Pontus Jansson is named on the visitors' bench, alongside reported Elland Road target, Filip Helander.

Italy lineup

Starting:

  • Gianluigi Buffon
  • Andrea Barzagli
  • Leonardo Bonucci
  • Giorgio Chiellini
  • Matteo Darmian
  • Antonio Candreva
  • Alessandro Florenzi
  • Jorginho
  • Marco Parolo
  • Manolo Gabbiadini
  • Ciro Immobile

Substitutes: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Mattia Perin, Daniele Rugani, Davide Zappacosta, Roberto Gagliardini, Andrea Belotti, Federico Bernardeschi.

Sweden lineup

Starting:

  • Robin Olsen
  • Ludwig Augustinsson
  • Andreas Granqvist
  • Victor Lindelöf
  • Mikael Lustig
  • Viktor Claesson
  • Jakob Johansson
  • Sebastian Larsson
  • Marcus Berg
  • Emil Forsberg
  • Ola Toivonen

Substitutes: Karl-Johan Johnsson, Filip Helander, Pontus Jansson, Emil Krafth, Ken Sema, Gustav Svensson, Isaac Kiese Thelin.

 

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