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Zlatan fearful of Faroes card

SWEDEN star Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be on his best behaviour when the Swedes play the Faroe Islands in the World Cup qualifiers tonight, as the Paris St Germain star would miss his country's crucial game in Dublin in September if he picks up a yellow card.

Ibrahimovic is already on one booking so another caution at home to the Faroes (6.15pm Irish time) would force him to miss their game away to Ireland, a game the Swedes cannot afford to lose after their defeat to Austria in Vienna last week.

"You have to be careful because I do not want to miss any match," said the PSG man.

Sweden will draw level with Ireland and Austria on 11 points if they beat the Faroes but they have a chance to improve their goal difference.

Ireland and Sweden both have a goal difference of +2 but the Austrians are ahead, on +10.