JONAS Olsson last night moved a step closer to his dream of playing in a World Cup as Sweden came from behind to beat nearest rivals Austria 2-1 and book a play-off place.
The Baggies’ defender was an unused substitute in the European Group C clash to guarantee second place behind Germany, with a game to spare.
In the same group Shane Long did not feature as fourth-placed Republic of Ireland lost 3-0 in Germany.
Gareth McAuley played 90 minutes and Chris Brunt 74 minutes as Northern Ireland lost 2-0 in Azerzerbaijan, in Group F.
Boaz Myhill was an unused substitute as Wales beat Macedonia in Group A.
Diego Lugano played 90 minutes as Uruguay lost 1-0 to Ecuador in their South America World Cup qualifier.