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Zlatan: Sweden deserve Brazil berth

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says Sweden deserve a World Cup place more than playoff opponents Portugal as they faced tougher opposition in their qualifying group.

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While the Swedes clinched their playoff berth behind a formidable Germany side, Portugal were pipped to automatic qualification by Russia, and did not impress Ibrahimovic in the process.

"We're in the playoffs and we've done really well up to now. Portugal, with their team and individuals, are naturally favourites,” Ibrahimovic told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“But we finished second in our group behind Germany, the best team in Europe. They finished second in a group they should have won. I think we deserve more to go to Brazil.

"As a national team, they are stronger. But if we manage to limit our mistakes, we can do it. It'll be difficult, but that's normal. It should be difficult to qualify for the World Cup."

The first leg of the World Cup playoff between Sweden and Portugal takes place this Friday at Benfica's Estadio da Luz.

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