Sweden veteran Anders Svensson scored on his record-equalling 143rd appearance for Sweden to deal a blow to the Republic of Ireland's hopes of qualifying for their first FIFA World Cup since 2002.
Giovanni Trapattoni has called up defenders Seamus Coleman and Marc Wilson for this month's FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Austria.
Following a disappointing UEFA EURO 2012, Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne has said he is considering his international future, and has asked new Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert for advice.
Giovanni Trapattoni will send the Republic of Ireland into their do-or-die UEFA EURO 2012 battle with Spain convinced his underdogs can upset the odds.
Republic of Ireland coach Giovanni Trapattoni insists his team can still shock world champions Spain on Thursday at UEFA EURO 2012 as the Irish look to bounce back from their opening defeat to Croatia.
Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has said he will not underestimate the Republic of Ireland when they open their Group C campaign at the UEFA EURO 2012.