Tottenham's Hugo Lloris concedes stoppage time victor with very bad error for France

Rosalie Stanley
June 10, 2017

Greece stayed on course for a World Cup qualifying playoff spot after holding Bosnia to a 0-0 draw in a tepid game at Bilino Polje stadium in Zenica.

Hugo Lloris will certainly regret his failure to simply wallop the ball up the pitch on Friday night during France's defeat to Sweden in their World Cup Qualifier.

Tottenham Hotspur's and France's No. 1 conceded a 93' victor to Sweden's Ola Toivonen as the Swedes knocked off France 2-1 in UEFA World Cup qualifying.

Making matters worse for France, Sweden's shock 2-1 victory catapulted them to the top of the group on goal difference.

Only the winners of each group are guaranteed a place at next year's finals in Russian Federation, with the eight best second-placed sides competing in the play-offs.

The France 'keeper will watch replays in horror after he dribbled out of his box and made a awful cut back intercepted by Toivonen, who lofted a snap lob from just inside his half and watched Lloris lose his desperate run to stop the ball rolling into an empty goal. The team lost their game against France when played Lastly in this tournament on November 11, 2016.

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With 15 minutes to go Didier Deschamps opted to change things throwing on Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Lemar for Griezmann and Payet as the visitors chased the three points.

'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'.

Veteran midfielder Wesley Sneijder - making a record 131st global appearance on his 33rd birthday - slotted in a second after 35 minutes. Then Durmaz equalised for Sweden in the second half.

"We have the means to cause a surprise in Paris, the group has found a positive dynamic, we will go there to win against the Bleus", said a defiant Robben.

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.

The group looks increasingly like it will boil down to the final match between Portugal and Switzerland in October which the European champions must win to top the standings, qualify directly and avoid a perilous two-leg playoff.

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