Re: International Matches Discussion Thread
Won't be easy, especially without Rooney for the first two games. You never know what France are going to do, and our record against Sweden isn't great despite the friendly win. We couldn't beat them at the World Cup in 2002 or 2006. Saying that they didn't beat us either.
It'll be a tough group, that's for sure but it's wide open and Sweden aren't the team they were the last time we played them in competitive games. I'd be disappointed if we didn't get through it, especially since Ireland have got a really impossible ask to get out of theirs.