There was no absence of action in this World Cup qualifier.

However, most of it would've been the chippy sorta stuff you'd expect from hockey teams.

Do know that Italy's national hockey team has more sense than getting into that sorta game with Sweden's.

The Azurri shoulda figured that out for themselves, too.

Ironically, only two yellow cards were given, to Sweden's Marcus Berg and Italy's Marco Verratti. Even that exchange was an advantage for the Blågult, as the little Italian midfielder has been a major player for them.

As to the game, click over to The Daily Player for the non-violent highlights.

After that, feel free to cyber on over to Fanorama and pick up a handful of 18-carat gold-plated keychains for the soccer fans in your crew. Here, for example, is FC Bayern's:

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We've got keychains for a buncha top clubs in stock:

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Every one of them is yours for a mere $16.45.

Who doesn't need a keychain? May as well get one that's solid, sturdy, and lets others know where your loyalties lie.

Quality stuff. Awesome price. See you at checkout.

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