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Sweden - France
World Cup Qualification UEFA - 9 June 2017
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FT: Sweden 2-1 France. Wow, what a mistake, what a goal and what a game! Sweden win it at the death in amazing style and go top of the group!
- GoalOla ToivonenSweden
GOAL! Oh my word Sweden have won it! 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 winner!
Three added minutes.
ANother chance for Lemar as a loose ball drops to him 20 yards out, but again he shoots off target.
Berg off, Guidetti on as Sweden look to disrupt the hosts' momentum.
A cross is half-cleared to Lemar on the edge of Sweden's who shoots into the ground, allowing Olsen time to save.
France looking ominious now, with Sweden unable to get hold of the ball.
Lemar stands the ball up for Giroud at the far post but Olsen flies through a congested six yard box to claim.
Giroud will be bruised tonight that's for sure.
Lemar makes himself room with some smart footwork but then overcooks his cross.
- OffAntoine GriezmannFrance
- OnKylian MbappéFrance
Mbappe has gone straight up front alongside Giroud.
- OffAlbin EkdalSweden
- OnSebastian LarssonSweden
Ekdal also departs, with ex-Sunderland man Seb Larsson on for him.
- OffJimmy DurmazSweden
- OnViktor ClaessonSweden
Meanwhile Sweden replace Durmaz with Claesson.
- OffDimitri PayetFrance
- OnThomas LemarFrance
Here it is, a double swap for France. Mbappe and Lemar come on for Griezmann and Payet.
Sidibe lashes a shot wide from 30 yards as France grow increasingly frustrated.
Given the options at his disposal, surely Deschamps has to make a change?
Payet's deflected cross loops up for Griezmann at the back post, however he can't get any power behind his header so it's an easy save for the goalie.
Johansson is certainly making a name for himself tonight against Pogba and Matuidi.
Forsberg produces a wicked, dipping effort from the free-kick and fortunately for Lloris it's straight down the middle of the goal so he can tip it over.
- Yellow cardPaul PogbaFrance
Durmaz leads a Sweden break all on his own and ends up being felled by Pogba 10 yards outside the France box. For that, Pogba is booked.
France have a free-kick 30 yards from goal, with Griezmann and Payet standing iver the ball. The former steps up and gets it over the wall before Olsen parries it away quite comfortably.
Durmaz then tries to catch the keeper out at his near post, but Lloris moves quickly to beat the ball away.
Johansson lines up a shot from long range that flashes just wide, with Lloris panicked and at full stretch.
Sweden have the ball in the net but nobody is fooled as Augustinsson was cleared out of play when he sent in a cross that Lloris kicks into his own net, presumably for fun.
Up until that point it had very much been the Tottenham Sissoko on show, with this tweet far from unique.
Sidibe finds the overlapping Sissoko who in turn crosses to the near post for Griezmann, but his glancing header is straight at the goalkeeper.
Pogba passes an overhit corner back to Matuidi who is unable to keep his volley down.
Payet's outswinging corner is met by a crowd of bodies, one of whom deflects it goalwards, and Olsen makes his first save of the game.
France are caught sleeping from a Sweden free-kick on halfway and Granqvist is almost through on goal but Varane gets the slightest of touches on the ball, meaning his opposite number ends up only helping it out of play.
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France get the second half started.
This was before kick-off, Giroud's stats are even better now.
Both teams scored with their first, and so far only, shot on target.
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HT: Sweden 1-1 France. There haven't been many chances, but late in the half we have been treated to two great strikes and it's level at half-time. France will be frustrated at that, having been in the ascendancy for most of the game.
Two added minutes to what's been an entertaining first half.
- GoalJimmy DurmazSweden
GOAL! Sweden back level! Smart interplay down the left allows them to get a cross in, which Berg goes up for but is blocked and just as the home fans start to appeal for a penalty Durmaz burst on the scene to smash a first-time finish into the bottom corner past Lloris. Another lovely goal.
The home side have responded well to going behind, but as yet haven't been able to turn territory into a chance.
- GoalOlivier GiroudFrance
GOAL! What a hit from Giroud! After missing that chance he required treatment and went off the pitch which perhaps explains why he's unmarked when a deflected cross makes its way to the top corner of the penalty area and he flicks the ball up before thumping it into the top corner past a helpless Olsen. Wow.
Mendy gets to byline and crosses for Giroud, who gets on the end of the whipped delivery six yards out, but is unable to divert the ball goalwards. That was a huge chance.
Off the ball, Lustig surges forward from right-back and comes inside where Durmaz finds him unmarked, 20 yards from goal, but his first touch isn't great and he then drags a shot wide. Good play from the hosts though, and their best chance.
France have a free-kick inside the opposition half which Payet sends into the box, but before the ball arrives Sweden are awarded a free-kick after Toivonen hits the deck.
There's a good atmosphere in Stockholm, but the game is in a bit of a lull currently with Sweden getting plenty of men behind the ball.
Giroud jumps for a header and as he does Granqvist gives him a push, sending the Frenchman sprawling. No free-kick given though, much to his disgust.
Lustig and then Johansson make terrific tackles in quick succession to snuff out promising French openings. The game has become a little stretched all of a sudden.
Mendy is already looking lively down the left and finds Payet with a cross, but the former West Ham man slices his volley over the bar.
Payet finds Griezmann with a lovely pass and he in turn pulls the ball back for Sissoko, whose deflected effort dribbles through to the goalkeeper.
France send two decent crosses into the box as they have their best minute of the match so far, however Sweden clear both.
Payet picks up the ball having come in from the left flank but is quickly closed down and sees his shot blocked.
Sidibe fouls Ekdal, giving Sweden a free-kick from which the can deliver into the box, but Lloris comes off his line to claim with ease.
Sissoko looks to knock the ball past Augustinsson but doesn't have the requisite pace to beat the left-back and ends up bundling him over.
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Paul Pogba, of course, enjoyed himself the last time he was in Stockholm.
Sweden are in their iconic colours - yellow shirts and socks with blue shorts - while France are all in white. Martin Atkinson of England is tonight's referee.
The two teams make their way out onto the pitch for the national anthems as the FIFA World Cup's catchy theme music is played.
When the two sides met earlier in the qualifying campaign in Paris, France came from behind to win. All three goalscorers start tonight.
In 20 previous clashes between the two nations, France have won 10 and Sweden five. Only one of those Sweden wins has come after 1970, with France winning eight of the last 14 games.
Kick-off a little more than 15 minutes away.
France then sit atop the group on 13 points, Sweden are just behind them with 10. Both have a goal difference of positive seven so should the hosts win tonight they would go top. If France can avoid defeat, they will be huge favourites to finish first.
No big surprises sprung by either manager, then. N'Golo Kante is on the bench for France, who have so many attacking options that Kylian Mbappe and Alexandre Lacazette join him there. It’s Olivier Giroud who’s been given the nod up font tonight, with Antoine Griezmann playing just behind him. The Arsenal man has eight goals in his last 10 games for France, including a hat-trick versus Paraguay last time out.
Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of this clash between the top two in Group A. France are unbeaten and Sweden have lost only once, to tonight’s opponents. The teams are in.
SWEDEN: Olsen, Lustig, Granqvist, Lindelof, Augustinsson, Durmaz, Ekdal, Johansson, Forsberg, Toivonen, Berg. FRANCE: Lloris, Sidibe, Varane, Koscielny, Mendy, Matuidi, Pogba, Sissoko, Payet, Griezmann, Giroud.