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World Cup qualifying playoffs in Europe: All you need to know

With the playoff teams set in Europe, the FC crew assess which unseeded side has the best chance of reaching the World Cup.

The final four places at the World Cup finals from Europe will be decided via four playoffs.

Who has qualified for the playoffs?

Eight nations are into the playoffs, ranked based on the October 2017 FIFA Ranking.

Seeded: Switzerland, Italy, Croatia, Denmark
Unseeded: Northern Ireland, Sweden, Republic of Ireland, Greece

Who can play each other?

Switzerland, Italy, Croatia and Denmark will be the top-ranked teams, and thus seeded. They were also the four runners-up who had the best record in group...

Borussia Dortmund's Alexander Isak in danger of losing Sweden spot - FA

The Swedish Football Association (SVFF) has warned Alexander Isak that he needs regular playing time to continue his development.

Isak, 17, joined Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund in January, but played only four minutes under old coach Thomas Tuchel.

Having beaten Real Madrid to Isak's signature in the winter transfer window, Dortmund have yet to give the forward, who has been compared with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a run of games.

Tuchel who had not been aware of the player's arrival until the final...

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Manchester United complete deal with Benfica for Victor Lindelof

Manchester United have signed Swedish defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica on a four-year deal.

The 22-year-old arrived at Manchester United's Aon Training Complex on Wednesday morning after the two clubs agreed a reported fee of €35 million (£30.75m).

United boss Jose Mourinho told the club's official website: "Victor is a very talented young player, who has a great future ahead of him at United.

"Our season last year showed us that we need options and quality to add depth to the squad...

Swedes not keen on Zlatan Ibrahimovic return to national team - poll

A majority of Swedes responding to a poll in newspaper Aftonbladet say they do not want to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic return to the national team, despite the striker hinting that he may be considering a comeback.

Ibrahimovic, 35, retired from international duty after Euro 2016 but stoked speculation about a return with a cryptic video on Instagram in which the injured forward pulls back the covers on his bed to reveal that he is wearing football boots with the Swedish flag on them.

The video was posted...