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Key Events

90' + 3'
H. Lloris
Yellow Card
90'
P. Pogba
Yellow Card
88'
N. Kanté
A. Griezmann
87'
P. Jansson
J. Durmaz
75'
O. Hiljemark
Yellow Card
73'
I. Thelin
J. Guidetti
66'
O. Hiljemark
A. Ekdal
65'
A. Griezmann
Assist
65'
D. Payet
Goal
57'
D. Payet
Assist
57'
P. Pogba
Goal
57'
E. Krafth
Yellow Card
54'
E. Forsberg
Goal
1
2
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
10
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 1
Total Passes 635 331

Commentary

That's all for our live coverage from Paris, thanks for following along. Goodbye!
Emil Forsberg's free-kick gave Janne Andersson's side the lead, but goals from Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet help Les Bleus come from behind to claim first place in Group A.
90' + 3' FULL-TIME: FRANCE 2-1 SWEDEN.
H. Lloris
Yellow Card
France
90' + 3' Lloris sees yellow for time-wasting.
90' + 1' The board goes up to indicate three minutes of stoppage time.
P. Pogba
Yellow Card
France
90' Bit of a nasty scissoring challenge from Pogba, who hacks Forsberg to ground, and he rightfully is shown a yellow card.
N. Kanté
A. Griezmann
France
88' France's first change is a defensive one as they aim to see this through, with N'Golo Kante coming on to replace Griezmann.
P. Jansson
J. Durmaz
Sweden
87' Final change of the night for Sweden as Pontus Jansson replaces Durmaz.
86' OFF THE WOODWORK! Terrific build-up play from the hosts, with Payet finding Griezmann on the end of the move. The Atletico forward beats Olsen with his strike, but it rattles off the outside of the post and goes behind for a goal-kick! That would have done it.
84' France have been clinical in seeing this through, not just sitting back and hoping to defend their lead, but instead keeping the ball and looking to add to it. They're taking a bit more of a patient approach in possession, understandably, but they are keen to attack for a third goal that would put this game to bed.
82' Sweden are struggling to muster as much of a half-chance in what has so far proved a fruitless pursuit of an equaliser. There's still time for them to salvage something, but they have to start taking their chances going forward.
80' STAT: France have scored at least three goals in five of their last six World Cup qualifying matches on home soil.
78' Forsberg has drifted into a more central location as Sweden aim for him to be the focal point in attack, and link their midfield and forwards. Johanssen and Ekdal, now Hiljemark, have played very deep throughout this second half as they've sorely missed that link needed to spark things up top.
76' Nothing comes of this one, however, as the set-piece deflects off the wall and behind for a corner, before a France foul inside the area prevents anything from coming of that as well.
O. Hiljemark
Yellow Card
Sweden
75' Johansson goes into the book for a foul on Payet, awarding France another free-kick in a dangerous area, this one about 25 yards out, just to the right of goal.
I. Thelin
J. Guidetti
Sweden
73' Isaac Thelin replaces Guidetti, the second change of the match for Sweden.
72' All of a sudden it's Sweden, in the driver's seat just 15 minutes ago, who need to show some urgency and take their chances in committing men forward. They look a bit stunned as they continue to come under pressure, not helping their cause with some sloppy passing when they do win the ball back.
70' STAT: France have not conceded more than a single goal in any of their last 17 World Cup qualifying matches at home, keeping nine clean sheets.
68' What a turnaround from France. They were mostly going through the motions in the first 50 minutes and were made to pay by Forsberg, but falling behind seems to be the best thing that ever could have happened to them. It was the wake-up call they needed to turn this thing around.
O. Hiljemark
A. Ekdal
Sweden
66' Sweden make the first change of the night, as Oscar Hiljemark comes on to replace Ekdal.
A. Griezmann
Assist
France
65' There was more than a hint of offside there from Griezmann, but the flag stayed down and he picks up the assist as a result.
D. Payet
Goal
France
65' FROM BEHIND, FRANCE LEAD! Griezmann attacks a cross in from Sidibe, putting pressure on Olsen as the two collide, with the keeper spilling the ball into the path of Payet who makes no mistake from 10 yards out!
63' Excellent close control from Griezmann atop the penalty area, flicking the ball over the head of a defender before promptly turning and teeing himself up for a shot. He strikes it sweetly on the half-volley, but it's too central as Olsen makes a simple save.
61' NEAR DISASTER FOR SWEDEN! A long-range effort proves routine for Olsen at the near post, but he makes a mess of the save, with Griezmann and Giroud both pouncing on the loose ball. The keeper claims he was fouled with the ball in his grasp, but he has to be more convincing there. Nonetheless, Giroud's final effort is saved and knocked behind for a corner, as the keeper is let off the hook.
59' Lloris was upset with himself following Forsberg's free-kick, and you can sort of understand why, but he's been bailed out by his team, who hit back in a matter of minutes. After a cagey first half of play, it's all come to life after the break! Game on!
D. Payet
Assist
France
57' Payet produces the magic he's capable of from these set-pieces when France needed it most.
P. Pogba
Goal
France
57' FRANCE LEVEL IN AN INSTANT! Payet's delivery in from the left is attacked by Varane, and it's not entirely clear if he got a touch or not, but regardless, it last comes off the head of Pogba, who sends an effort thumping off the underside of the bar and in!
E. Krafth
Yellow Card
Sweden
57' France have been jolted to life a bit since falling behind, and understandably so. Krafth bodies Matuidi to ground, earning himself the first booking of the match and awarding France a free-kick in a real threatening area. 
E. Forsberg
Goal
Sweden
54' SWEDEN LEAD IN PARIS! It's a stunning free-kick from Forsberg that has some absolutely devastating bend to it! It swerves to the left, sending Lloris that way, before curling back to the right in mid-air, leaving the keeper rooted to his spot as it nestles into the back of the net!
52' CRUCIAL TOUCH FROM LLORIS! Augustinsson continues to be Sweden's most consistent attacking threat. He's sprung into space on the left by Forsberg, before floating a terrific delivery across the face of goal for Toivonen, but Lloris bravely dives forward to parry!
50' Johansson drags Griezmann to ground on the edge of the penalty area, awarding France a free-kick and a really good opportunity to break this deadlock. It's Payet who stands over the ball, but he can't get his curling strike to dip as it sails over the bar. Disappointing end result there for France.
48' A pair of chances in the air for France early in this second half, but neither Griezmann nor Giroud can put Olsen to work as they lift their efforts over the bar. Nonetheless it's an encouraging start to this second half from France.
46' Back underway in the French capital...
Still scoreless in Paris as we head into the interval, following a first half largely bereft of any real attacking consistency. Sweden mustered the odd chance on the break, while France called Olsen into action on a couple of occasions, but it's otherwise been a quiet 45 minutes in front of goal.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: FRANCE 0-0 SWEDEN.
45' There will be one minute added on at the end of this first half.
43' France continue to enjoy the lion's share of possession, but it remains rather pedestrian from them on the front foot. A Sidibe cross leads to a half-chance for Griezmann at the far post, but his header drifts wide. It's really sputtering into the break here at the Stade de France.
41' STAT: Sweden’s only previous victory in France came back in March 1952.
39' Approaching the final five minutes of the first half and it's looking like we will head into the break scoreless. There's been a real lack of creativity from both sides over the last 15 minutes, not helped at all by the fact that the midfield third has become incredibly congested.
37' Sweden get the ball forward with some positive play in midfield from Johansson, who promptly wins a throw deep in the France end after dispossessing Pogba. The long-throw into the box proves difficult for France to deal with, as they can only send it behind for a corner, though the resulting cross is sent away from harm.
35' There's plenty of yellow shirts behind the ball as they start to get hemmed back in their end a bit. It's been close to 10 minutes since their last attack of note, but France have not made this period in possession pay off, either.
33' France on top again, enjoying a prolonged spell in possession, but they're being kept to the periphery by some disciplined Sweden defending. The visitors are staying in their lanes, feeding off each other's movement nicely, while France are lacking a bit of creativity.
31' STAT: There have been just three goals scored in Sweden’s last three World Cup qualifying matches away from home (W2, L1).
29' Awkward clearance! A hopeful ball over the top is chased down with great determination from Giroud, who is able to get a piece of it in the air to keep the pressure on. No one is there to follow up, as it falls for Granqvist, but the centre-half makes a real mess of his clearance attempt, sending the ball behind for a corner.
27' The tempo has sputtered out a bit as the French training staff is required to come onto the field just a minute apart as both Evra and Payet require a bit of treatment. Neither knock is of any real concern, but it's enough just to take the sting out of the match.
25' Sweden continue to grow in confidence with each passing attack. Another ball is played into the area for Guidetti, who lays it off for Toivonen, but his strike is blocked fearlessly by Koscielny from 10 yards out! And still we await the opener...
23' GOOD GOALKEEPING! Excellent, inquisitive play from Sweden on the front foot, though! Augustinsson has the beating of Sidibe on the left, before picking out Johansson, who threads a decent throughball in for Guidetti, but it has just too much weight on it as Lloris collects seconds before the striker can meet it!
21' STAT: This is just the second competitive meeting between the two sides since 1993. The other was a Euro 2012 group match which Sweden won 2-0 thanks to goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Seb Larsson.
19' Has to be better! France inching closer to a breakthrough as the chances come fast and furious. This time it's Giroud teeing up Sissoko, who cuts onto his right and lets fly from 25 yards, but gets the contact all wrong in the end, drilling his strike over the bar.
17' Sweden are organising themselves very well in possession. Some tidy triangles are helping them navigate their way through midfield and into the final third, but it's there where the support is lacking a bit. They need to be less reluctant to commit bodies forward.
15' INCHES OVER! Payet curls a decent strike at goal from the edge of the box, but Olsen parries. Pressure stays on following the subsequent corner, and Payet becomes the architect this time around, teeing up Pogba just inside the area, but his first-time effort lifts narrowly over the bar!
13' Sweden are into the game now, keeping pace with France as the two sides exchange attacks. The tempo has really picked up as well, with the match becoming impeccably stretched. If this sort of pace picks up it shouldn't be long until we get the first goal.
11' GLORIOUS CHANCE! Sweden win a free-kick in a threatening position on the left, and the subsequent delivery from Augustinsson is perfect. He bends a cross into the danger area where Guidetti is on hand to meet it, but he can't turn it into the net from point-blank range, before Varane scrambles it clear!
9' STAT: France have lost just one of their last 17 World Cup qualifying matches (W11, D5), against Spain in 2013.
7' Sweden are biding their time in defence, waiting for an opportunity to break, and one finally comes. Forsberg leads the charge into attack, but some really accomplished tracking back from Pogba sees him snuff out the chance superbly, eliciting a loud roar of approval from these home supporters.
5' It's all France in the early going here. They're looking very comfortable in possession, working it around patiently and using all the space being made available to them. Sweden really need to get their legs under them, as it's been a lethargic start from the visitors.
3' Positive start from the hosts, asserting themselves in possession, while looking to get forward at every opportunity. Their first real attack of the night comes via some good build-up play, with Giroud holding the ball up well before teeing up Pogba on the edge of the area, but he scuffs his shot harmlessly wide.
1' AND WE'RE OFF! France are in their blue kits as they get us underway, attacking left to right, with Sweden in all yellow.
A moment of silence is observed ahead of kick-off on the one-year anniversary of the Paris attacks, to pay tribute to all those affected by that tragic night. Great respect shown from these players and fans alike.
Janne Andersson makes three changes from the victory over Bulgaria. John Guidetti partners Ola Toivonen up top, replacing Marcus Berg. AEK Athens' Jakob Johansson slots into midfield, while Copenhagen's Ludwin Augustinsson comes in to play left-back, sending Martin Olsson and Oscar Hiljemark to the bench.
Didier Deschamps makes two changes from the win over the Netherlands, bringing Olivier Giroud in to lead the line ahead of Kevin Gameiro, while Layvin Kurzawa is replaced at left-back by Patrice Evra.
SUBS: Rohden, Carlgren, Hiljemark, Wendt, Jansson, Claesson, Nyman, Larsson, Wahlqvist, Nordfeldt, Thelin.
SWEDEN (4-4-2): Olsen; Krafth, Lindelof, Granqvist, Augustinsson; Durmaz, Johansson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Guidetti, Toivonen.
SUBS: Kante, Mangala, Fekir, Corchia, Dembele, Rabiot, Digne, Mandanda, Rami, Gameiro, Lemar, Costil.
FRANCE (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Sidibe, Varane, Koscielny, Evra; Pogba, Matuidi; Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet; Giroud.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
It’s an important match for both teams tonight. France, coming off a 1-0 win in Amsterdam in October, and Sweden, a 3-0 trouncing of Bulgaria, will want to end 2016 on a high note, with the next international break not until the end of March 2017.
The Dutch host Luxembourg on Sunday, with all signs pointing to three points there, meaning the loser of tonight’s match in Paris – provided there is one – will be dragged back into a tie for second at the close of the international break.
France and Sweden remain tied on points atop Group A through three matches. They each followed opening match draws with back-to-back victories, sending them three points up on third-place Netherlands.
Hello and welcome to live coverage from Paris as France play host to Sweden in this Group A World Cup qualifier from the Stade de France!
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