Ireland vs Sweden: all you need to know about tonight's match in Saint-Denis 6 years ago

Ireland vs Sweden: all you need to know about tonight's match in Saint-Denis

Group E: Ireland vs Sweden

What channel is it on? 

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BBC One

What time does it start?

Coverage starts at 4pm; kickoff is at 5pm

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Where is it being played?

Stade de France, Saint-Denis

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The Republic of Ireland find out just how tough Group E is going to be

Ireland player to watch

Shane Long. He's often overlooked, and Liverpool were mocked in some quarters for their interest in the striker, but on his day the Southampton man is genuinely unplayable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m27blLFiwoQ

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Sweden player to watch

Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Do we even need to say why?

Why will Ireland win?

Because everyone's underestimated a well-organised team with some real talents.

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Why will Sweden win?

Ibrahimovic is capable of beating teams on his own, especially teams with multiple Derby County players in their ranks

JOE drinking game buzzwords

Roy Keane and Saipan; the phrase 'Dare to Zlatan'; Ireland's win over Germany; anything to do with Ikea or meatballs.

Headline predictions

The Long and winning road; Swede and sour.