Home defeat eliminates Bulgaria from 2018 World Cup qualifying

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: France close in, Netherlands' hopes all but over

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: France close in, Netherlands' hopes all but over

Coach Didier Deschamps was part of a France team that - needing just a point at home to qualify for the 1994 Finals - were stunned by Emil Kostadinov's 90th-minute victor that sent Bulgaria to the finals at Les Bleus' expense.

Matuidi struck after three minutes with a fine angled shot and Bulgaria had their best chance denied by Hugo Lloris before halftime.

The pressure was on after Sweden had earlier swept past Luxembourg 8-0 to boost their hopes of making it to Russian Federation, which in turn all but eliminated Holland, who later won 3-1 in Belarus.

It was a nervy performance from the French, who endured long spells of pressure from the Bulgarians and saw N'Golo Kante pick up a hamstring injury after just half an hour, although victory at home to Belarus on Monday will secure their place in Russian Federation.

The three points propels them back to the summit of Group A and they go into Tuesday's game against Belarus knowing a win will guarantee automatic qualification for the World Cup in Russian Federation next year.

Les Bleus took the lead as early as the third minute as Blaise Matuidi fired home from close range after getting the ball from Antoine Griezmann.

The result leaves the Dutch on 16 points from nine matches, three behind second-placed Sweden, who they face in Amsterdam tomorrow in the final Grouo A fixture. We have a quality group.

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The Swiss can qualify on Tuesday with at least a draw in Portugal, who needed Cristiano Ronaldo to come off the bench to rescue a 2-0 victory in Andorra.

Brighton midfielder Davy Propper put the Oranje ahead against Belarus on 24 minutes, but defender Maksim Valadzko levelled 10 minutes into the second half. "When you have good players, it's normal to expect us to make a difference".

Edin Visca then completed the comeback for Bosnia before half-time after an error from Jan Vertonghen, but Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi hit back to equalise in the second half and Vertonghen put Belgium ahead again.

The first booking of the game came in the ninth minute, when Simeon Slavchev was yellow carded for pulling back Kylian Mbappé.

The late game in that Group saw Greece come from a goal down to beat Cyprus 2-1 and go second in the group with a game to go.

The other game in the group sees Gibraltar, who are without a point, host Estonia.

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