Mikael Lustig will find out this morning whether he is fit enough to fly to Kazakhstan on international duty.
The defender looked to have picked up a serious knee injury in Celtic’s 1-0 win over Dundee United last weekend.
On Friday night however he was fit enough to start for Sweden in the 2-1 win over Ireland that puts the Swede’s in with a great chance of reaching the play-off’s for a World Cup place.
Lustig lasted an hour at the Aviva Stadium but after returning to Stockholm he’s confident of being fit to fly to Kazakhstan for the second time in a month.
“I hope that the injury is just cramp,” the right-back said. “I didn’t feel any pain so hopefully everything is fine.”
The win in Dublin takes the Swedes three points clear of Ireland and Austria into second place with those two nations meeting in Vienna on Tuesday.
A win in Kazakhstan would put Sweden in with a great chance of reaching the play-off’s with their final matches at home to Austria and Germany.
“It was very important for us to win, it was a big three points,”Swedish coach Eric Hamren admitted after winning in Dublin. “Our position is now looking much better than before the game.
“We can enjoy the victory but now we know that there is a tough match coming up on Tuesday on an artificial pitch. Ireland and Austria have already found it difficult in Astana.”
Lustig’s travels continue next week when he flies to Milan for Celtic’s Champions League opener in the San Siro.