Player Battle: Sweden vs Ireland

Siddharth Nair
|Published June 13, 2016

John Guidetti vs John O’ Shea


Celta Vigo striker Guidetti has been touted to have a big Euros by his coach. A quick striker, Guidetti will be looking to bag the goals for his team and will be in direct opposition to O’Shea. O’Shea is an experienced defender who will be in charge of leading the Irish defense in France.


Tough t0 call, but Guidetti might shade it.

Kim Kallstrom vs James McCarthy


Kim Kallstrom is a very experienced defender who will be the main creative force for Sweden. He will be pulling the strings and creating the chances for Zaltan up top. So it will be up to McCarthy and company to stop that from happening.


McCarhty did not have a great season with Everton but his quality is undeniable and should win this contest.

Sebastain Larsson vs James McClean


In what will be the battle on the wings, two premier league players will go head to head to one up the other. Larsson has played in these big games before and will use all his experience to make an impact. McClean is a qulaity player but his lack of experience in such games might come to hurt him.


Larrson should win this.

Andres Granqvist vs Shane Long


Shane Long has developed into a speedy striker with the knack of scoring goals. His lightning pace allows him to get past defenders and finish clinically. While Granqvist is an accomplished defender, he will have difficulty in stopping Long for the entire match.


Long to win this.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic vs Shay Given

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Zlatan knows that this may be his last ever Euros so he will try his best to make a final impression in France. He has just had his personal best scoring season at PSG and will be looking to inspire his team mates in the Euros. Shay Given should pray that Zlatan is not in the mood, because if he is then nothing is good enough to stop him.

Shay Given Oman 2014

Zlatan to win.

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