Hugo Lloris' brutal howler hands Sweden a win over France

Jessica Allison
June 12, 2017

Sweden were level just before the interval when Jimmy Durmaz converted a cross with a volley almost as impressive as Giroud's before Toivonen grabbed the points in the second period.

A poor clearance by Tottenham 'keeper Hugo Lloris fell to Ola Toivonen and the former Sunderland loanee fired home from the half-way line.

The Swedes shocked the French in Paris in November, keeping the game scoreless throughout the first half and even taking the lead early in the second, but goals from Paul Pogba and Dmitri Payet eventually gave France all three points.

The Dutch go above Bulgaria who lost 2-1 in Belarus to stay on nine points. Lloris come out to clear but gets it all wrong, scuffing the ball down the middle of the field where Toivonen meets it, first time, just inside his own half and scores a sensational victor!

It was a game of spectacular goals.

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'Previously they had a tendency to have one unbelievable player in Zlatan, but today it's different and we see tomorrow's game as a hard one'. First, the Arsenal man missed a wide-open chance he usually always takes advantage of, sending a header wide from close range.

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.

In group H, Belgium took a big step towards qualifying by beating Estonia 2-0 with goals from Dries Mertens (31) and Nacer Chadli (86).

This Friday, June 9, 2017 (11:45 AM Pacific) Sweden will host France at the Friends Arena in a UEFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying match. The hosts had Artjom Dmitrijev sent off just before half-time with the score at 1-0.

Belgium have a four-point lead over second placed Greece in their qualifying group and are well placed to qualify for next year's World Cup finals in Russian Federation. Elsewhere Gibraltar were denied a first-ever point in qualifying when Pieros Sotiriou scored the victor for Cyprus in the 87th minute.

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