St Ledger looks to contain world class Ibrahimovic

The Republic of Ireland squad have assembled in Dublin ahead of crucial World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Austria.

Avoiding defeat away to the Swedes would greatly improve Ireland’s chances of a top-two finish in the group and Giovanni Trapattoni’s men are already highlighting the need to stop Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Friday’s Stockholm meeting. Sean St Ledger, Simon Cox and Darren Randolph were speaking ahead of the game at the launch of Three’s ‘Armchair Manager’ in Dundrum Town Centre.