Hugo Lloris blunder consigns France to defeat vs. Sweden

Hugo Lloris blunder consigns France to defeat vs. Sweden

Ola Toivonen scored from the halfway line in the third minute of stoppage time to punish a terrible error from Hugo Lloris and give Sweden a 2-1 victory over France in World Cup qualifying.

As for the game itself, Sweden would equalise before the break via Jimmy Durmaz.

The freak goal sent the massed ranks of yellow clad fans in Stockholm into a wild frenzy, but more importantly with four games to go it sent Sweden top of Group A, level on 13 points with France, with only the group victor getting a direct ticket to the finals in Russian Federation next year.

The Tottenham goalkeeper particularly highlighted the threat of winger Emil Forsberg, who actually gave Sweden the lead during the match at the Stade de France. The Swedish forward hit the rolling ball and while a despairing Lloris scrambled to get back in time, the ball beat him to the goal with some time to spare.

France and Sweden, the team is now led by a group A.

Andorra made history by beating Hungary 1-0 to win its first World Cup qualifier in 13 years, ending a 66-match winless streak in official competitions.

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A dramatic victor for a pulsating game and Sweden fully deserved the win, which now puts them on top of their group with 13 points from six games. First, the Arsenal man missed a wide-open chance he usually always takes advantage of, sending a header wide from close range.

Andorra midfielder Marc Rebes (centre, No4) celebrates his goal against Hungary. The hosts had Artjom Dmitrijev sent off just before half-time with the score at 1-0.

Estonia's stubborn defence prevented Belgium from finding the net until five minutes from the end when Chadli added a second.

It's France vs. Sweden in a World Cup qualifying match on Friday in France, and at first glance, French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris does a perfectly reasonable thing - clearing the ball. But they're now behind Sweden in the table and will have to better their results, or at least get the same number of points and secure at better goal difference while doing so, if they are to qualify automatically.

Cyprus needed an 87th minute goal from Pieros Sotiriou to see off Gibraltar 2-1 in Faro, Portugal.

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