Goal from the Locker Room Stopped Bulgaria Against France

The Vasil Levski Stadium in Sofia will be a hostile ground come kick-off on Saturday night

FC Copenhagen striker Pieros Sotiriou put Cyprus ahead early on as they looked for a win to maintain hopes of a play-off place, but two goals in three first-half minutes from Kostas Mitroglou and Alexandros Tziolis sent Greece two points clear of Bosnia.

Zuber came on in the second half with his second goal to make it 4-0 at the 49th minute, Guzmics put Hungary on the scoreboard at the 59th minute, the Netherlands' Lichtsteiner came back for the Dutch at the 83rd minute, and Ugrai made it 5-2 for the final score of Switzerland's win.

France won by a minimum 1-0 over Bulgaria here to be just a step away from qualifying for a berth in the 2018 football World Cup in Russian Federation, with the final match and defining moment coming up this Tuesday. Literally a goal from the dressing room led to the first defeat of the team led by Petar Hubchev before the Bulgarian fans, which is the first of more than two years for the "tricolors" who had five consecutive wins, four of them in these qualifiers.

The other game in the group sees Gibraltar, who are without a point, host Estonia.

Sweden had applied the pressure with an 8-0 thumping of Luxembourg, who held France to a goalless draw in their last outing, earlier in the day.

France is in top of its group with a point ahead of Sweden. It was a nervy performance from the French, who endured long spells of pressure from the Bulgarians and saw N'Golo Kante pick up a hamstring injury after just half an hour, although victory at home to Belarus on Monday will secure their place in Russian Federation.

"There is a second match on Tuesday in front of our supporters".

Michael Skibbe's side are nearly certain to finish second as they host pointless Gibraltar in their last game on Tuesday, although they could still miss out on the play-offs as the worst second-placed team.

Davy Pröpper opened the scoring for the Netherlands in the 24th minute.

Portugal meanwhile had a less than convincing result against minnows Andorra.

Sweden have a vastly superior goal difference, and the Netherlands' - runners-up three times -participation in Russian Federation looks highly unlikely. Presumably wanting to rest their talisman, coach Fernando Santos started with Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench.

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