France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a shocking blunder last night

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Fourth-place Bulgaria is one point behind the Netherlands. Instead, they'll remember Lloris's howler.

But I don't want to hang Hugo [Lloris, whose mistake led to Sweden's winner] out to dry. "It's a shame for him and the whole team". Sweden can brag about the same performance and that's why this match is very likely to end in a low scoring draw.

First, Giroud squandered a golden chance by heading wide from inside the six-yard box, Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist doing just enough to put him off after great work from Benjamin Mendy down the left to create the chance.

With 15 minutes to go Didier Deschamps opted to change things throwing on Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar for Griezmann and Payet as the visitors chased the three points.

After 6 games, the Les Bleus are now second in the table and must step up big time to qualify for the next year's World Cup. It's set to be one of the most exciting fixtures of this round of World Cup qualifiers. They've won four of their last five matches, and only France themselves have beaten them in qualifying so far.

But instead of putting his foot through the ball for a routine clearance, the Tottenham Spurs No.1 tried to play his way out from the back. Since a single team advancing to the World Cup directly, it is particularly important to secure this position.

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After a closely-fought 2-1 loss in Paris, Sweden coach Jan Andersson was a lot happier in Stockholm.

At the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, the Dutch veterans stole the show in an expectedly large win.

Veterans Wesley Sneijder - on his national record 131st appearance - and Arjen Robben scored in the first half. In the second half, France had too much of the ball.

There could well be a lot of nerves on show when the French host the Dutch at Stade de France on August 31. France have the same number of points but Sweden's superior goal difference gives them the edge.

The hosts went ahead after 33 minutes though a penalty from Mikhail Sivakov and a fine individual effort from Pavel Savitskiy sealed victory with 10 minutes left.

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