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'I focus on my own team', says Sweden coach Andersson

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 00:30

Sweden soccer coach Janne Andersson says he focuses '100 per cent' on his own team after Sweden qualify for the World Cup finals at the expense of Italy

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SHOWS: MILAN, ITALY (NOVEMBER 14, 2017) (TT NEWS AGENCY - NO ACCESS SWEDEN) 1. (SOUNDBITE (English) SWEDEN COACH JANNE ANDERSSON SAYING: "I don't care so much about the other team or the other coach. I focus 100 per cent on my own team and what we can do to play. So the Italian team what they did or didn't do during the games, it's up to them to analyse and the coach, respectfully, how he thinks about everything, it's up to him also." STORY: Happy and emotional Sweden coach Janne Andersson on Tuesday (November 14) praised his side after their 0-0 draw against four-times champions Italy on Monday (November 13) that secured a place at next year's World Cup finals in Russia. Jakob Johansson's deflected strike in Stockholm was the only goal over the two legs of the European playoff, meaning Italy miss out on the World Cup for the first time since the Swedes hosted the tournament in 1958, and finished as runners-up. Johansson sustained an injury in Monday's match and it is unclear if he will recover in time for the World Cup.

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'I focus on my own team', says Sweden coach Andersson

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 00:30