Ibrahimovic lifts Sweden past Faroe Islands

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice to help Sweden to a 2-0 victory over the Faroe Islands in World Cup qualifying action on Tuesday.

The PSG striker opened the scoring in the 35th minute to put the Swedes in the driver's seat.

Andreas Granqvist was sent off 11 minutes from time to make for a nervous finish at Friends Arena, but Ibrahimovic converted a penalty kick three minutes later to seal the victory, which brings Sweden level with Ireland and Austria on 11 points apiece. The three nations trail first-place Germany in Group C by five points.

The Faroe Islands remain at the bottom of the group with no points from their six matches.

In Group B action on Tuesday, Armenia earned a shock 4-0 road win over Denmark thanks to a brace from Yura Movsisyan. The result sees the two nations go level on six points apiece with Armenia moving ahead of Denmark on goal difference.

And Dmitri Verkhovtsov scored five minutes from time to cancel out Teemu Pukki's opener as Belarus played to a 1-1 draw with Finland. Belarus remains last in Group I with four points, two points back of Finland.