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Sweden beats France as Lloris gifts winner; Netherlands win

Sweden beats France as Lloris gifts winner; Netherlands win

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris set up a comical late victor for Sweden forward Ola Toivonen in their 2018 World Cup qualifier on Friday. "In the second half there were longer periods where France had the ball too much, but over the whole game we had some good qualities in our attacking".

In case you missed it, the 93rd minute of the Group A matchup between the aforementioned sides last night featured one of the worst goalkeeper blunders you are ever likely to witness, on the part of the ever-reliable Tottenham Hotspur no.1 Hugo Lloris.

Didier Deschamps sent Les Blues out in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Arsenal man Giroud leading the line after scoring a hat-trick in France's global friendly against Paraguay earlier in the week.

Lloris booted it down the middle of the field, where a Swedish player returned it straight into the net before Lloris could get back.

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.

It was a game of spectacular goals. Read about Sweden vs France live streaming TV Channels, online websites, live score updates and team news on this page.

The game was starting to warm up and there ought to have been an opener on 35 minutes when Bernard Mendy did superbly down the left before sending in an inviting ball for Olivier Giroud who could not get quite enough on the header.

Ronaldo's brace for Portugal in Riga was followed by a third from Andre Silva to keep the European champions three points behind the Swiss.

Andorra midfielder Marc Rebes (centre, No4) celebrates his goal against Hungary.

Belgium strengthened their position at the top of Group H with a 2-0 win against Estonia, who finished with 10 men.

Sweden have been led by a few key players in the qualifying round.

Lloris has been impressed by Sweden's progress throughout qualifying, admitting France did not expect to face such a tough challenge when they secured a narrow 2-1 win when the two teams met in Paris earlier in the campaign.


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