Steven Fletcher

International round-up

by Stuart Vose

Fletcher off injured; Larsson, O'Shea and McClean all play.

John O’Shea and James McClean both featured as the Republic of Ireland drew 0-0 with Sebastian Larsson’s Sweden in Group C of the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers.

O’Shea played a full 90 minutes whilst McClean and Larsson were both replaced late on in the stalemate which leaves Sweden a point ahead of Ireland in the group.

Both sides trail runaway leaders Germany.

Meanwhile, Steven Fletcher was replaced after just 90 seconds of Scotland’s 2-1 defeat to Wales in Group A after appearing to go over on his ankle.

Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and Reading’s Hal Robson-Kanu grabbed the goals for Wales after Grant Hanley had given Scotland a first-half lead.

Wales leaped to third in the group while Scotland remain in last place.