Tie decided goal by Jakob Johansson in the first match. The return leg in Milan ended goalless draw. Sweden dedicated defensive for the first time since 2006 made it to the final of the world championship. Four-time world Champions, the Italians have qualified for the world Cup for the first time since 1958.

Multi-year goalkeeper and captain of Italy national team Gianluigi Buffon after the match on "San Siro" has announced the completion of a career in the national team. "We lost not just a play-off match, we were defeated on some other level, social — said Buffon. — Disappointed and sorry that I had to finish his career in the national team, but I don't have regrets about our time here".

Recall the world Cup matches will be held from 14 June to 15 July 2018 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Sochi, Rostov-on-don, Saransk, Volgograd, Kaliningrad and Yekaterinburg. The draw for the final stage of the tournament will be held in Moscow on 1 December.