Sweden players crash live TV broadcast, break studio table after reaching World Cup

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 07:57:37 AM. Sweden's players crash a live television broadcast in the wake of their stunning World Cup qualification at Italy's expense.
Video: Sweden players crash live TV broadcast after qualifying for 2018 World Cup (ABC News) Sweden's players have crashed a live television broadcast in the wake of their stunning World Cup qualification at Italy's expense. The Swedes denied Italy in a tense but goalless second leg, holding off wave after wave of Azzurri attacks to win 1-0 on aggregate. It's the first time Sweden has reached the World Cup finals since 2006. Following the match, delirious Swedish players stormed a Eurosport broadcast, mobbing the host and panellists alike. Piling on to the bemused presenters, the momentum of the player-crush saw the pitch-side studio table crack under the pressure, coming apart as Sweden's players partied on. The win saw Italy denied entry to the finals for the first time since 1958, which had previously been the only time the tournament regulars had not been at a World Cup since first entering the competition in 1934. Photo: It was joy for Sweden as the Blagult (Blue and Yellow) defeated Italy to reach the World Cup finals. (AP: Antonio Calanni) It also brought to a close one of the great international careers as goalkeeping stalwart Gianluigi Buffon retired from international football. "It's a shame my last official game coincided with the failure to qualify for the World Cup," Buffon said. "Blame is shared equally between everyone. There can't be scapegoats." Photo: Gianluigi Buffon bade a tearful goodbye to fans after Italy's elimination. (AP: Luca Bruno) Buffon's...Read more
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