Sweden vs France Lineups, Preview and Prediction

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It was only the second win for the small country of Andorra in qualifying for either the World Cup or the European Championship, and the first since a 1-0 win over Macedonia in October 2004.

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. Controlling a bouncing ball just with his leg, he unleashed a left-footed volley which flew into the far corner to leave Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen completely stranded in the 37th minute.

This is typical behavior for the Frenchman, and it all but guaranteed he would score a goal later in the match because that's how Olivier Giroud functions.

"Previously they had a tendency to have one unbelievable player in Zlatan, but today it's different and we see (tonight)'s game as a hard one".

It capped an absorbing match in Stockholm as Sweden secured three points to move above France to top Group A.

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Below is the play, and the call as heard in France.

With the game level at 1-1 in extra time, Lloris elected to maneuver and pass a risky ball out from the back, allowing Ola Toivonen to fire home from his own half.

A quiet first half-hour saw Dimitri Payet and Mikael Lustig miss the target from half chances at either end, but the match burst into life prior to half-time. With the Swedes three points behind in second place and the Netherlands struggling to find their form, a win tonight would put France in a strong position to qualify.

Veterans Wesley Sneijder - on his national record 131st appearance - and Arjen Robben scored in the first half. Bulgaria lost ground in the race for top spot, falling to fourth in the group after losing 2-1 in Belarus.

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.

In the other game, Cyprus beat Gibraltar 2-1.

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