Sunderland winger Larsson confident Sweden will shock Portugal

Sunderland winger Sebastian Larsson is convinced Sweden can upset Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal tonight.

Sunderland winger Sebastian Larsson is convinced Sweden can upset Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal tonight.

Portugal go into the match leading 1-0 from the first leg - Ronaldo scored the only goal with a diving header - but Larsson believes the appointment of an English referee could be crucial to Sweden's hopes of making the finals in Brazil next summer.

Ronaldo won a number of free-kicks during the first leg but Sunderland midfielder Larsson told media in Sweden: "We have an English referee now so we can probably go in a bit harder.

"I do not think he is going to fall for the same tricks so easily.

"Howard Webb is used to refereeing where the game is a little more physical. He's a great referee, too, which is important for such a big game."

 
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