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Denmark cancels World Cup qualifier against Sweden

The Danish national women's soccer team huddle together before training in Dragor, outside Copenhagen Wednesday Oct. 18 2017. A pay dispute involving the Danish women's national team has forced the country's soccer federation to cancel the upcoming Friday World Cup qualifying match against Sweden. (Finn Frandsen/AP via ritzau)

Denmark cancels World Cup qualifier against Sweden

Dutch national soccer team member Pernille Harder passes journalists before training in Dragor, outside Copenhagen on Wednesday Oct 18 2017. A pay dispute involving the Danish women's national team has forced the country's soccer federation to cancel the upcoming Friday World Cup qualifying match against Sweden.(Finn Frandsen/AP via ritzau)

Denmark cancels World Cup qualifier against Sweden

Danish national women's soccer team member Nadia Nadim after training in Dragor, outside Copenhagen on Wednesday Oct 18 2017. A pay dispute involving the Danish women's national team has forced the country's soccer federation to cancel the upcoming Friday World Cup qualifying match against Sweden. (Finn Frandsen/AP via ritzau)

Denmark risk being excluded from World Cup after cancelling qualifier with Sweden over pay dispute

Denmark risk being excluded from World Cup after cancelling qualifier with Sweden over pay dispute

Lindelof backed to earn trust of Man Utd and Mourinho by Benfica boss Vitoria

The Sweden international defender has endured a tough time in England since making a big-money move from Portugal, but is being tipped to come good

Lindelof backed to earn trust of Man Utd and Mourinho by Benfica boss Vitoria

The Sweden international defender has endured a tough time in England since making a big-money move from Portugal, but is being tipped to come good

Italy to face Sweden in World Cup playoffs

The drawn games of the FIFA World Cup European play-off draw are on display at the headquarters of FIFA in Zurich, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (Christian Merz/Keystone via AP)

Italy to face Sweden in World Cup playoffs

Former Spanish soccer player Fernando Hierro draws Italy against Sweden at the FIFA World Cup European play-off draw at the headquarters of FIFA in Zurich, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (Christian Merz/Keystone via AP)

Italy to face Sweden in World Cup playoffs

Former Spanish soccer player Fernando Hierro, right, stands under a screen that shows the results at the FIFA World Cup European play-off draw at the headquarters of FIFA in Zurich, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (Christian Merz/Keystone via AP)

FIFA World Cup European Play-Off Draw

Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup European Play-Off Draw - Zurich, Switzerland - October 17, 2017 (From L-R) Republic of Ireland Martin O’Neill, Gabriele Oriali, Greece coach Michael Skibbe, Northern Ireland coach Michael O’Neill, Mexican presenter Vanessa Huppenkothen, Fernando Hierro, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic, Sweden coach Janne Andersson, Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic pose after the draw REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

FIFA World Cup European Play-Off Draw

Soccer Football - FIFA World Cup European Play-Off Draw - Zurich, Switzerland - October 17, 2017 Sweden manager Janne Andersson reacts during the draw REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

World Cup 2018 play-offs: Italy draw Sweden and Republic of Ireland face Denmark in UEFA ties

The fixtures for the final phase of European qualifying has been decided, with Northern Ireland taking on Switzerland and Ireland playing Denmark

World Cup 2018 play-offs: Italy draw Sweden and Republic of Ireland face Denmark in UEFA ties

The fixtures for the final phase of European qualifying has been decided, with Northern Ireland taking on Switzerland and Ireland playing Denmark

World Cup 2018 play-offs: Italy draw Sweden and Republic of Ireland face Denmark in UEFA ties

The fixtures for the final phase of European qualifying has been decided, with Northern Ireland taking on Switzerland and Ireland playing Denmark

World Cup 2018 play-offs: Italy draw Sweden and Republic of Ireland face Denmark in UEFA ties

The fixtures for the final phase of European qualifying has been decided, with Northern Ireland taking on Switzerland and Ireland playing Denmark

Football Soccer - France v Sweden -2018 World Cup Qualifying European Zone - Group A - Stade de France, Saint-Denis near Paris, France - 10/11/16

France's Dimitri Payet celebrates with team mate Antoine Griez mannafter he scored against Sweden. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Netherlands' players pose for a photo prior to their FIFA 2018 World Cyp qualifier match against Sweden, at the Amsterdam Arena, on October 10, 2017

Netherlands' players pose for a photo prior to their FIFA 2018 World Cyp qualifier match against Sweden, at the Amsterdam Arena, on October 10, 2017 (AFP Photo/EMMANUEL DUNAND)

The Netherlands' Arjen Robben reacts during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Sweden, at the Amsterdam Arena, on October 10, 2017

Netherlands' players pose for a photo prior to their FIFA 2018 World Cyp qualifier match against Sweden, at the Amsterdam Arena, on October 10, 2017

The Netherlands' Arjen Robben reacts during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Sweden, at the Amsterdam Arena, on October 10, 2017

The Netherlands' Arjen Robben reacts during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Sweden, at the Amsterdam Arena, on October 10, 2017 (AFP Photo/EMMANUEL DUNAND)

The Netherlands' coach Dick Advocaat reacts following their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Sweden, at the Amsterdam Arena on October 10, 2017

The Netherlands' coach Dick Advocaat reacts following their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Sweden, at the Amsterdam Arena on October 10, 2017 (AFP Photo/EMMANUEL DUNAND)

The Netherlands' coach Dick Advocaat reacts following their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Sweden, at the Amsterdam Arena on October 10, 2017

Still alive: Teams chasing World Cup spots through playoffs

From left, Sweden's Andreas Granqvis, Martin Olsson and Marcus Berg greet supportersat the end of the World Cup Group A soccer qualifying match between the Netherlands and Sweden at the ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Portugal, France book World Cup tickets; Dutch to stay home

Netherland's Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring the opening goal on a penalty during a World Cup Group A soccer qualifying match between the Netherlands and Sweden at the ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben acknowledges the fans following their FIFA World Cup 2018 football, Group A, qualification match against Sweden at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam on October 10, 2017

Netherlands' forward Arjen Robben acknowledges the fans following their FIFA World Cup 2018 football, Group A, qualification match against Sweden at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam on October 10, 2017 (AFP Photo/EMMANUEL DUNAND)

Netherlands' Arjen Robben is joined by one of his children as he acknowledges the fans following their FIFA World Cup 2018qualification match against Sweden at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam on October 10, 2017

Netherlands' Arjen Robben is joined by one of his children as he acknowledges the fans following their FIFA World Cup 2018qualification match against Sweden at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam on October 10, 2017 (AFP Photo/EMMANUEL DUNAND)

Netherlands' Arjen Robben is joined by one of his children as he acknowledges the fans following their FIFA World Cup 2018qualification match against Sweden at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam on October 10, 2017

Robben retires from Dutch team after 2-0 win over Sweden

Netherland's Arjen Robben thumbs up to supporters at the end of the World Cup Group A soccer qualifying match between the Netherlands and Sweden at the ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Robben retires from Dutch team after 2-0 win over Sweden

Netherland's Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring his second goal during a World Cup Group A soccer qualifying match between the Netherlands and Sweden at the ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Robben retires from Dutch team after 2-0 win over Sweden

Netherland's Arjen Robben stands during the national anthem prior to the start of a World Cup Group A soccer qualifying match between the Netherlands and Sweden at the ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Robben retires from Dutch team after 2-0 win over Sweden

Netherland's Arjen Robben celebrates after scoring the opening goal on a penalty during a World Cup Group A soccer qualifying match between the Netherlands and Sweden at the ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Switzerland, Italy top Europe's World Cup playoffs lineup

Sweden's coach Jan Andersson grimaces prior to the start of a World Cup Group A soccer qualifying match between the Netherlands and Sweden at the ArenA stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - October 10, 2017 Netherlands’ Arjen Robben with children and team mates after the match REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - October 10, 2017 Netherlands’ Arjen Robben after the match REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - October 10, 2017 Netherlands’ Arjen Robben applauds fans after the match REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - October 10, 2017 Sweden’s Martin Olsson in action with Netherlands’ Arjen Robben REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - October 10, 2017 Netherlands’ Arjen Robben celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters

2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - Netherlands vs Sweden - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - October 10, 2017 Netherlands’ Ryan Babel takes a free kick REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters

Netherlands defeat Sweden but fail to qualify for World Cup

Dick Advocaat's side were unable to pull off one of the unlikeliest results in World Cup qualifying history and failed to earn a play-off spot

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