CELTIC defender Mikael Lustig could miss the first leg of Sweden’s World Cup play-off.

The right-back was booked during last night’s 2-0 loss to Holland in Amsterdam and is likely to be banned from his nation’s crucial encounter in their hopes of reaching Russia next summer.

In the past, UEFA have been known top call an amnesty on bookings at this stage and Lustig will be hoping this will be the case on this occasion.

The Swedes and Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland will be unseeded in Tuesday’s draw in Zurich and could face Switzerland, Croatia, Italy or Denmark.

Sweden finished four points behind France and level with the Dutch on points, but go through with a far superior goal difference.

Arjen Robben, who is likely to face Celtic with Bayern Munich in the Champions League qualifiers this month, scored his country’s two goals and then announced he was quitting international football at the age of 33.

The winger played 96 times for Holland and claimed 37 goals.

His country needed to beat the Swedes by seven clear goals last night, but that proved to be mission impossible and, like Scotland, Virgil van Dijk and Co will not be looking out their passports next summer.

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