UEFA World Cup Qualifying Round-up: Wilhelmsson's Sweden Make Huge Comeback

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Ireland took care of business against the Faroe Islands 4-1 on the road, Germany failed to secure victory in an international match after going ahead four goals, with Sweden able to come from behind and get the draw.

Robbie Keane thought he scored against the Faroe Islands, cartwheeling in celebration, but he didn't get on the scoresheet as Ireland took care of business against the Faroe Islands 4-1 on the road in a match they were supposed to win. Keane played 78 minutes, so whatever injury concerns he may have had seem to have passed.

The Eire squad got goals from Toronto FC's Darren O'Dea as well as Wilson and Walters, with Marc Wilson also getting the assist on Walter's goal. Robbie Keane got his shots in but they just weren't falling for him tonight. Ireland went into halftime up 1-0, so the second half was a bit of a goal bonanza.

Christian Wilhelmsson's Sweden squad had to take on group juggernaut Germany, and looked out of it going down by four goals. For the first time in German football history, they failed to secure victory in an international match after going ahead four goals, as Sweden were able to come from behind to get the draw.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's header and Mikael Lustig's shot from a tight angle back to back with about fifteen minutes to go put Sweden within striking distance. Then Johan Elmander turned in a cross to pull Sweden within a goal with about ten minutes left, and just before the final whistle Sweden got a goal from Rasmus Elm to pull off an incredible comeback on the road.

Christian Wilhelmsson remained on the bench as the Swedes made their completely improbable comeback. Both Keane and Wilhelmsson are now expected to rejoin the LA Galaxy as they train for their match against the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday.

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