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World Cup Qualification UEFA • Group A
  • 2nd Half
  • France
  • Sweden
  • Lloris
    90'
  • Pogba
    90'
  • GriezmannKanté
    88'
  • DurmazJansson
    87'
  • Hiljemark
    75'
  • GuidettiThelin
    73'
  • EkdalHiljemark
    66'
  • Payet
    65'
  • Pogba
    58'
  • Krafth
    57'
  • Forsberg
    54'
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World Cup Qualification UEFA - 11 November 2016

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  • End of 2nd Half
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FULL TIME: France 2 (Pogba 57, Payet 65) Sweden 1 (Forsberg 54)

  • Hugo Lloris
    Yellow cardHugo LlorisFranceLloris booked for time wasting.
90+3' 

Lloris booked for time wasting.

90+2'

Now or never for Sweden but it looks like the game is up. These points will be going to France.

90+1'

Into the first of three additional minutes.

  • Paul Pogba
    Yellow cardPaul PogbaFrancePogba booked and will miss the trip to Luxembourg.
90' 

Pogba booked and will miss the trip to Luxembourg.

89' 

Griezmann comes off for France.

88' 
  • Pontus Jansson
    OffJimmy DurmazSwedenSweden sub.
  • Pontus Jansson
    OnPontus JanssonSweden
87' 

Sweden sub.

86'

CHANCE! Toivonen plays the ball through to Thelin and it’s a great chance but Koscielny does just enough to put him off his shot!

85' 

It opens up for Griezmann and he really should put the game to bed but he fires just wide of the left post.

84' 

Griezmann vies for possession.

France's Antoine Griezmann in action with Sweden's Andreas Grandqvist
83' 

If it stays like this, France will go three points clear at the top of Group A and that’s looking like happening now.

82' 

France force another corner. In it comes from Payet but the referee blows for a foul in the box.

81' 
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79' 

Giroud may be unlucky there, he looked to have been pulled back by the Swedish full back.

78' 

Free kick taken by Griezmann cannons off the wall and behind for a corner. In it comes from Griezmann himself but Giroud concedes a foul in the box.

  • Oscar Hiljemark
    Yellow cardOscar HiljemarkSwedenYellow card for Sweden.
76' 

Yellow card for Sweden.

75' 

Forsberg forces a corner off Evra. In it comes from Augustinsson, well cleared by Giroud helping out in defence.

74' 

Shot from Matuidi is straight at Olsen, who saves this time!

  • Isaac Thelin
    OffJohn GuidettiSwedenSweden sub: Guidetti off.
  • Isaac Thelin
    OnIsaac ThelinSweden
73' 

Sweden sub: Guidetti off.

72' 
71' 

France now looking comfortable on the ball, bossing possession. Can’t afford to be too complacent though, only a goal up.

70' 
69' 
67' 

Sweden force a corner. In it comes from Augustinsson and finally saved by Lloris after pinball in the box.

  • Oscar Hiljemark
    OffAlbin EkdalSwedenSweden sub for Ekdal.
  • Oscar Hiljemark
    OnOscar HiljemarkSweden
66' 

Sweden sub for Ekdal.

  • Dimitri Payet
    GoalDimitri PayetFranceGOAL FRANCE! Another awkward moment for Olsen as he flaps a cross straight into Payet’s path and he calmly slots home.
65' 

GOAL FRANCE! Another awkward moment for Olsen as he flaps a cross straight into Payet’s path and he calmly slots home.

64' 

Griezmann works it back onto his left foot but his shot is straight at Olsen. France now looking very dangerous.

63' 
61'

Varane shoots from distance and Olsen makes a real mess of his save but Griezmann and Giroud can’t quite pounce and slot home the rebound.

60' 
59' 

The old adage that a game needs a goal has certainly come true here.

  • Paul Pogba
    GoalPaul PogbaFranceGOAL FRANCE! A wonderful ball in by Payet and it comes off Varane, then Pogba. Immediate response.
58' 

GOAL FRANCE! A wonderful ball in by Payet and it comes off Varane, then Pogba. Immediate response.

  • Emil Krafth
    Yellow cardEmil KrafthSwedenKrafth booked.
57' 

Krafth booked.

  • Emil Forsberg
    GoalEmil ForsbergSwedenGOAL SWEDEN! It’s a delightful free kick by Forsberg, the ball moves a bit in the air but Lloris is rooted to the spot.
54' 

GOAL SWEDEN! It’s a delightful free kick by Forsberg, the ball moves a bit in the air but Lloris is rooted to the spot.

52' 

Lloris gets a little lucky, almost palming a cross straight into the path of Durmaz. Gets away with it.

51' 
50' 

Payet steps up and dips the ball over the wall but it doesn’t dip under the bar. Another chance goes begging.

49' 

A bright start to this half and Griezmann wins a free kick on the edge of the box. Great chance now.

48' 

Another good ball, this time from Evra and Giroud heads it well over the bar.

47' 

Good ball in from Pogba and headed over the bar by Griezmann. Half chance.

  • 2nd Half
46' 

No changes yet for either side.

45' 

Back underway here in Paris and it’s deadlocked at 0-0. May take a moment of magic from someone.

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HALF TIME: France 0 Sweden 0

45+1'

Into one additional minute to be played.

45'

CHANCE! Sidibe sends a dangerous cross into Griezmann but he heads wide!

44' 

Shouldn’t be too much added time here, if any. Varane’s ball drifts long for a goal kick.

43' 
42' 

A nudge by Granqvist on Varane up the other end concedes a free kick to France. The Swedes again putting them under a bit of pressure.

41' 

It has been a frustrating half for France they’ve flattered to deceive, playing some nice stuff but creating very little.

40' 

Giroud waiting for Griezmann’s cross but again he’s flagged offside. Good line held by Granqvist.

38' 

Augustinsson sends in the Sweden corner and it’s really well claimed by Lloris.

37' 

Good play from Sweden and unlucky not to win a free kick on the edge of the box. They do have a throw and Krafth sends it long, bundled out for a corner.

36' 

Pogba has yet another pop for goal but he's off target again.

35' 
33' 

Lots of intricate build up play and plenty of possession for France but still lacking that killer final ball.

31' 

Granqvist seems to be meeting everything that comes his way so far. Having a busy game.

30'

POSSESSION: France 69%-31% Sweden

29' 

Payet overhits his pass for Sissoko and it’s out for a goal kick. Fairly even half so far.

28' 

Pogba’s cross for Giroud cleared for another France corner. In it comes from Griezmann, cleared by Granqvist.

27' 
25' 

Dangerous cross from Sidibe headed clear by Granqvist before Ekdal collides with Payet. Both down for a couple of minutes before getting to their feet.

24' 
23'

More good build up play and it takes a good block from Koscielny to deny Toivonen.

22' 

Good keeping again from Lloris, who is off his line early to beat Guidetti to the ball.

21' 

Dangerous cross from Augustinsson, punches as far as Durmaz, who fires wide. Better from Sweden.

20'

SHOTS: France 4-0 Sweden

19' 
18' 

Pogba has a pop from distance again but probably not the best option. Well wide.

17' 
16' 

France with more possession and the better chances apart from that miss from Guidetti.

15'

More great build-up play and Payet forces Olsen into a save to force a corner. In it comes and Sweden clear before Pogba fires just wide!

13' 
12' 

Sweden should really be ahead. That was a good chance for Guidetti and horrible marking from France.

11'

Dangerous free kick for Sweden. Augustinsson swings it in and it finds it’s way through the crowd before Varane scrambles it away. Just needed a better touch from Guidetti.

10'

POSSESSION: France 76%-24% Sweden

9' 

Nice interplay between Pogba and Payet sets Evra away on the overlap but Sweden stay compact and see off the danger.

8' 

Payet streams forward and it’s a good, solid punch by Olsen with Giroud lurking at the back post.

7'

Another offside flag early on. This time, Giroud the culprit for mistiming his run.

6' 

France win another free kick as Ekdal brings down Payet. Great tracking back from Pogba to tackle Johansson.

5' 

France attack again through Griezmann but his dangerous cross is cut out. All France early on here.

4' 

Respect.

3' 

Griezmann just mistimes his run and is flagged offside. Pogba curls an early effort just wide and that was a good opportunity. Nobody closing him down.

2' 

Sweden, in this post Zlatan environment, with some early defending to do as Guidetti comes away with the ball.

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  • 1st Half
1'

Referee Milorad Mazic from Serbia blows the whistle to get us underway here after both sides and the stadium observed a minute’s silence to commemorate the terror attacks in Paris last year.

19.40 

FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: The players are in the tunnel and making their way out onto the pitch.

19.35 

TEN MINUTES TO KICK-OFF

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19.30 

Janne Andersson: "I have confidence in my players, we are on a good run. Of course, it will be a tough game, but if we have a good game, we have our chances. We have become accustomed to playing together and I think tactical organisation will be really crucial tomorrow. We have nothing to lose and we will play this match very seriously."

19.25 

Thomas Lemar (via French federation's website): "I am very happy to be here. It is a big honour. It's a new experience to come here. I hope I fit in well and I'll give my maximum for the team."

19.15 
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19.00 

Didier Deschamps on Paul Pogba (via goal): "I think that his coach [Jose Mourinho] expects more from him, me too. I don't forget what he can do, what he did. It's up to him to work and get back to his best level. Yes, he's playing a lot less. It can happen. It's kind of the same situation for Kingsley [Coman], they are young players who lived some things very early, they have many qualities obviously."

18.55 

Here's how both sides line up tonight.

18.45 

And here's how France will line up tonight under skipper Hugo Lloris.

18.40 

Hello and welcome to our LIVE match and social media coverage as France host Sweden in their World Cup Group A qualifier. Team news coming right up.

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