Having the 55-cap Norway hitman ruled out for collecting a booking in their Sheriff Tiraspol
triumph is a major blow for the Swedes ahead of next week's play-off round tie at Parkhead.
We had arrived that morning, driving from the Moldovan capital of Chisinau an hour away, into Tiraspol
, the main city in Transnistria.The region split from Moldova in 1992 after the dissolution of the USSR and has only gained recognition from three other largely unrecognised states.
It's the only one in Tiraspol
that doesn't cause his Land Rover to bounce and rattle over potholes and broken concrete."They've used a new technology to make it like this," he says, almost proudly.
The 14th Soviet Army, headquartered in Tiraspol
, Transnistria's capital, sustained and ultimately decided the conflict, which lasted for four months and left about 1,000 dead on both sides.
Group F: Copenhagen, Lokomotiv Moscow, Sheriff Tiraspol
(Moldova) -- Legia Warsaw (Poland) 0-0 (halftime: 0-0)
A 0-0 scoreline at Sheriff Tiraspol
was enough to see off the Moldovans in qualifying round two while a 0-0 draw at Olympiakos was the platform for a stunning two-legged triumph over the Greek giants.
Jo was replaced by fellow Brazilian striker Juninho Potiguar on a five-month loan from Moldova's Sheriff Tiraspol
and Bruno made way for another Brazilian forward Rogerinho on a similar temporary deal from Kuwait's Al Kuwait SC.
Shevchenko University branches in the Transnistrian cities of Tiraspol
and Ribnita have participated in 16 webinars, along with participants from other areas of Moldova and the world.
The victory in Tiraspol
gave unbeaten England their ninth win from 10 qualifiers, with the draw for the play-off round taking place on Friday.