France's Deschamps on Hugo Lloris howler: 'He knows it is his fault'

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In the 92nd minute of a World Cup qualifying match on Friday, France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a brutal mistake that cost his team the game.

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Belgium have a four-point lead over second placed Greece in their qualifying group and are well placed to qualify for next year's World Cup finals in Russian Federation.

But Jimmy Durmaz equalised for Sweden just before half-time with his first worldwide goal since October 2014. He made it look easy, but many players wouldn't sniff a goal under those circumstances.

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Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud struck in the 37th minute for Les Bleus when he took one touch before volleying the ball in from the left of the penalty area.

Sweden hit back just before the break when midfielder Jimmy Durmaz lashed in an angled drive. They upped the tempo in the second period but France weren't out of the game and had a few chances of their own, but a resolute Olsen was keeping them at bay.

Deschamps refused to blame captain Lloris.

"Of course we are capable of winning in France, the players will be ready, I have a good feeling", he said.

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"It's a fantastic game by the whole team", a tearful Toivonen told Swedish TV after the unlikely victory. In these matches, France tied in the 1st round with Belarus, and afterwards invariably defeated Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Sweden and Luxembourg. They've won four of their last five matches, and only France themselves have beaten them in qualifying so far.

Goals from Dries Mertens and Nacer Chadli allowed Belgium to outclass a resilient 10-man Estonia 2-0 in their World Cup qualifier in Tallinn and maintain top spot in Group H.

A victory and three points for France will all but secure top spot and safe passage to Russian Federation, whilst a win for the Blue-Yellow keeps the race wide open.

Ronaldo's brace for Portugal in Riga was followed by a third from Andre Silva to keep the European champions three points behind the Swiss.

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