Australia qualify for fourth successive World Cup

Australia qualified for their fourth successive World Cup by beating a physical Honduras 3-1 at Stadium Australia in Sydney. After a goalless first leg, Aston Villa player Mile Jedinak’s 53rd-minute free-kick took a decisive deflection off Henry Figueroa to break the deadlock. Jedinak then drilled in penalties after a handball by Bryan Acosta and foul…

International return for Zlatan gets Sweden talking

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The final whistle which signalled that Sweden had qualified for the World Cup was still echoing around the San Siro when the speculation began – will retired record goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic return for the finals in Russia? Sweden had just secured a 1-0 aggregate victory over Italy with a squad short on…