Sweden: Russia miss out on Nations League promotion after Stockhom defeat

Sweden's 2-0 victory over Russia in Stockholm on Tuesday night guaranteed them promotion to the UEFA Nations League top tier. Defender Victor Lindelof opened the scoring with a headed-corner in the 41st minute, before striker Marcus Berg sealed the win in the 72nd minute. Russian head coach Stanislov Cherchesov reflected on a successful year for the World Cup hosts. «We had a good World Cup... Еще, we had a good Nations League, we shared the points with the first place, , but since the first place is taken by the team that played better among themselves, this time the Swedes were more fortunate,» he said in the post-match interview. Sweden won promotion from Nations League B Group 2 thanks to a better head-to-head record over visitors Russia. Both teams finished the campaign with seven points, but Sweden emerged as group winners thanks to a better goal difference. Turkey were relegated to League C.

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