World Cup Qualifying - European - Group A
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France 2-1 Sweden

France and Sweden players
Both sets of players and fans observed a minute's silence before kick-off

Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet were on target as France marked the first anniversary of the Paris attacks with victory over Sweden in a World Cup qualifier at Stade de France.

A minute's silence was observed before kick-off to remember the 130 victims of the attacks on 13 November 2015.

Emil Forsberg's free-kick put Sweden ahead in the second half but Manchester United's Pogba quickly equalised.

Payet's 65th-minute winner moved France three points clear in Group A.

The West Ham midfielder had earlier set up the equaliser for Pogba, the world's most expensive player nodding home his team-mate's precise free-kick.

Payet capped a bright performance with the decisive goal, turning the ball in from close range after Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen fumbled.

Dimitri Payet celebrates
Dimitri Payet celebrates his winning goal

'We must remember'

Security was predictably tight at the national stadium two days short of the poignant anniversary, with around 1,200 stewards and 400 police officers deployed in and around the ground.

The minute's silence was observed in the presence of French president Francois Hollande, who was also present a year ago when three suicide bombers blew themselves up outside the ground during a friendly against Germany - killing one and forcing the stadium into lockdown.

"We have to remember," Hollande told French television. "One year ago, almost to the day, we were here for a friendly game and three bombs were detonated, with one man being killed.

"We have to remember there were 130 people who died and hundreds of others who were injured. For them and for those who survived we must remember."

Line-ups

France

  • 1LlorisBooked at 90mins
  • 19Sidibe
  • 4Varane
  • 21Koscielny
  • 3Evra
  • 6PogbaBooked at 90mins
  • 14Matuidi
  • 18Sissoko
  • 7GriezmannSubstituted forKantéat 88'minutes
  • 8Payet
  • 9Giroud

Substitutes

  • 2Corchia
  • 5Rami
  • 10Gameiro
  • 11Dembélé
  • 12Fekir
  • 13Kanté
  • 15Rabiot
  • 16Mandanda
  • 17Digne
  • 20Lemar
  • 22Mangala
  • 23Costil

Sweden

  • 1Olsen
  • 16KrafthBooked at 57mins
  • 3Lindelöf
  • 4Granqvist
  • 6Augustinsson
  • 21DurmazSubstituted forJanssonat 87'minutes
  • 13Johansson
  • 8EkdalSubstituted forHiljemarkat 66'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 10Forsberg
  • 11GuidettiSubstituted forThelinat 73'minutes
  • 20Toivonen

Substitutes

  • 2Wahlqvist
  • 5Larsson
  • 7Rohden
  • 9Thelin
  • 12Nordfeldt
  • 14Jansson
  • 15Hiljemark
  • 17Wendt
  • 19Claesson
  • 22Nyman
  • 23Carlgren
Referee:
Milorad Mazic
Attendance:
80,000

Match Stats

Home TeamFranceAway TeamSweden
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home21
Away7
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, France 2, Sweden 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, France 2, Sweden 1.

Booking

Hugo Lloris (France) is shown the yellow card.

Blaise Matuidi (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Isaac Thelin (Sweden).

Offside, Sweden. Ola Toivonen tries a through ball, but Isaac Thelin is caught offside.

Booking

Paul Pogba (France) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Pogba (France).

Emil Forsberg (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (France).

Emil Krafth (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, France. N'Golo Kanté replaces Antoine Griezmann.

Substitution

Substitution, Sweden. Pontus Jansson replaces Jimmy Durmaz.

Attempt missed. Isaac Thelin (Sweden) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ola Toivonen.

Offside, France. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but Antoine Griezmann is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (France) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Raphael Varane (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Isaac Thelin (Sweden).

Corner, France. Conceded by Andreas Granqvist.

Hand ball by Raphael Varane (France).

Corner, France. Conceded by Jimmy Durmaz.

Attempt blocked. Antoine Griezmann (France) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Oscar Hiljemark (Sweden) is shown the yellow card.

Dimitri Payet (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jakob Johansson (Sweden).

Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Patrice Evra.

Attempt saved. Blaise Matuidi (France) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Dimitri Payet (France) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Djibril Sidibe.

Substitution

Substitution, Sweden. Isaac Thelin replaces John Guidetti.

Offside, Sweden. Emil Krafth tries a through ball, but John Guidetti is caught offside.

Foul by Laurent Koscielny (France).

John Guidetti (Sweden) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Moussa Sissoko (France) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Djibril Sidibe with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jimmy Durmaz (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by John Guidetti following a corner.

Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Moussa Sissoko.

Substitution

Substitution, Sweden. Oscar Hiljemark replaces Albin Ekdal.

Goal!

Goal! France 2, Sweden 1. Dimitri Payet (France) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Antoine Griezmann.

Attempt saved. Antoine Griezmann (France) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ola Toivonen (Sweden) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France431072510
2Sweden42116337
3Netherlands31115324
4Bulgaria3102510-53
5Belarus302125-32
6Luxembourg301246-21

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Switzerland33007349
2Portugal3201122106
3Hungary31114314
4Faroe Islands311126-44
5Latvia310214-33
6Andorra300319-80

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Germany44001601612
2Northern Ireland42118267
3Azerbaijan421124-27
4Czech Rep412124-25
5Norway410357-23
6San Marino4004117-160

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Serbia32108447
2R. of Ireland32106337
3Wales31207345
4Austria31116604
5Georgia301224-21
6Moldova3003110-90

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Poland4310105510
2Montenegro42119457
3Denmark42027526
4Romania41216425
5Armenia4103410-63
6Kazakhstan4022311-82

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1England431060610
2Slovenia42204228
3Slovakia42027256
4Lithuania412157-25
5Scotland411268-24
6Malta4004110-90

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Spain3210111107
2Italy32107437
3Albania32014316
4Israel32015506
5Macedonia300347-30
6Liechtenstein3003112-110

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Belgium3300130139
2Greece33008179
3Bos-Herze32017436
4Estonia310247-33
5Cyprus300307-70
6Gibraltar3003114-130

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Croatia32108177
2Iceland32106337
3Ukraine31206335
4Turkey302135-22
5Finland301235-21
6Kosovo3012110-91
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