Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on his return for Sweden but it was not enough as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Montenegro.
Austria moved clear at the top of Group G in European Championship qualifying as they edged out Montenegro 1-0 at home.
Russia host Moldova in Group G of the European Qualifiers on Sunday, while Austria take on Montenegro.
Liechtenstein held firm to deny Montenegro and earn a shock 0-0 draw at the Rheinpark Stadion in Vaduz.
Spain took the first steps on the road to recovery from their World Cup woe with a 5-1 win over Macedonia in Valencia.
A preview of Monday's Group G European Qualifiers as Russia take on Liechtenstein and Austria host Sweden.
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