French 'keeper's stoppage time blunder hands Sweden a vital win

Antoine Griezmann looked sharp in training on Thursday afternoon at the Friends Arena

Antoine Griezmann looked sharp in training on Thursday afternoon at the Friends Arena

Olivier Giroud has shown that he can be a top-quality striker when the mood hits him, and he certainly found that quality on Friday.

Ola Toivonen scored from the halfway line in the third minute of stoppage time to punish a terrible error from Hugo Lloris and give Sweden a 2-1 victory over France in World Cup qualifying.

Unfortunately for the Swedes, Dimitri Payet's initial cross wasn't dealt with in an orderly fashion, allowing the ball to drop at the feet of Giroud, who buried his attempt majestically.

However, Sweden leveled matters six minutes later as Jimmy Durmaz turned home Hans Augustinsson inviting cross from the left.

'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'.

Monaco hot-shot Kylian Mbappe had to settle for a place on the bench but with Paul Pogba and Blaise Matuidi in midfield, along with Raphael Varane and Hugo Lloris ensured that France had plenty of stars in their line up. "It's unfortunate for him and the team".

Didier Deschamps (France coach): "If we couldn't get the win, we should have been able to hang on for the draw".

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The 30-year-old has received plenty of criticism from France supporters in recent years, but he has a knack for scoring for his country as he's now bagged 27 goals in 63 caps.

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

France started the second half brightly, with Griezmann having a header well saved by Robin Olsen after some good wing-play by Sissoko.

World Cup qualifiers continue on Saturday with matches including Scotland hosting England and world champions Germany meeting San Marino.

Veteran midfielder Wesley Sneijder - making a record 131st global appearance on his 33rd birthday - slotted in a second after 35 minutes.

The Dutch go above Bulgaria who lost 2-1 in Belarus to stay on nine points.

With the seconds ticking away in stoppage time, the Tottenham goalkeeper collected a back pass, dribbled out of his box and fired what appeared to be a pass or clearance up the field.

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