Sweden have lost just once in 10 outings © Getty Images
Sweden have lost just once in 10 outings © Getty Images

Ireland take on football giants Sweden in Match 9 of the ongoing UEFA Euro 2016 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Monday, as the live football streaming of the match is available on Sony LIV and ESPN.in, while the live telecast is available on Sony SIX, Sony SIX HD, Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD, along with commentary in English, Hindi, Bengali, Tamil and Telugu. The match would be a hyped one, owing to Sweden’s most prolific player Zlatan Ibrahomovic, who is possibly playing his last European championship, as he is also eyeing a possible move to Manchester United in the upcoming days.

Coach Erik Hamren confirmed on Friday that Ibrahimovic would not be allowed to leave the squad’s base in Pornichet, on France’s Atlantic coast, to finalise his next move. “It would not be ok for Zlatan to fly to Manchester,” Hamren said as he insisted that the rest of his squad are not affected by the constant talk about Ibrahimovic. “The players of the national team are accustomed to all the rumours surrounding Zlatan too. They are familiar with it. There is absolutely nothing that has affected us negatively in the group.”

Ireland’s last friendly ahead of the tournament saw them lose 2-1 at home to Belarus while Sweden have lost just once in 10 outings but O’Neill did not accept that Ibrahimovic and co are the favourites. “I don’t think that you can judge the favouritism by the the build-up matches, I don’t think that at all,” O’Neill said at Ireland’s base in Versailles, near Paris.