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Dutch on brink of elimination after wins for Sweden & France

Marcus Berg

Sweden thrashed Luxembourg to maintain their hopes of automatic World Cup qualification and push the Netherlands to the brink of elimination.

Sweden, second in the group, hold a three-point lead and a goal difference that is better by 12 goals over the Dutch, who they meet on Tuesday.

The Dutch won 3-1 in Belarus, while France beat Bulgaria 1-0 to maintain their one-point lead over Sweden.

France will qualify as group winners if they beat Belarus on Tuesday.

Sweden can take advantage if France drop points, otherwise they are likely to have to settle for a place in the play-offs.

Marcus Berg scored four times for Sweden as Luxembourg, who drew 0-0 with France in September, were embarrassed.

The Netherlands, runners-up in 2010 and third in 2014, also failed to qualify for the 2016 European Championships.

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Line-ups

Sweden

  • 1Olsen
  • 2LustigSubstituted forKrafthat 62′minutes
  • 3Lindelöf
  • 4GranqvistSubstituted forHelanderat 81′minutes
  • 6Augustinsson
  • 17Claesson
  • 7Larsson
  • 13Johansson
  • 10Forsberg
  • 20Toivonen
  • 9BergSubstituted forThelinat 74′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Olsson
  • 8Ekdal
  • 11Guidetti
  • 12Johnsson
  • 14Helander
  • 15Svensson
  • 16Krafth
  • 18Holmén
  • 19Rohden
  • 21Thelin
  • 22Sema
  • 23Nordfeldt

Luxembourg

  • 1Joubert
  • 6Philipps
  • 5Holter
  • 4Malget
  • 19Jänisch
  • 10ThillSubstituted forTurpelat 45′minutes
  • 17Mutsch
  • 8Martins PereiraSubstituted forSkenderovicat 72′minutes
  • 11ThillSubstituted forRodriguesat 45′minutes
  • 22Joachim
  • 9Alves Da MotaBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 2Martins
  • 7Rodrigues
  • 12Moris
  • 13Hall
  • 14Sinani
  • 15Skenderovic
  • 16Veiga
  • 20Turpel
  • 21Ostrowski
  • 23Schon
Referee:
Hüseyin Göçek

Match Stats

Home TeamSwedenAway TeamLuxembourg
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home22
Away5
Shots on Target
Home14
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Sweden 8, Luxembourg 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sweden 8, Luxembourg 0.

Offside, Luxembourg. Kevin Malget tries a through ball, but Daniel Alves Da Mota is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Viktor Claesson (Sweden) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jakob Johansson (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Jonathan Joubert.

Attempt saved. Emil Forsberg (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ola Toivonen.

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

Foul by David Turpel (Luxembourg).

Attempt missed. Viktor Claesson (Sweden) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ola Toivonen.

Substitution

Substitution, Sweden. Filip Helander replaces Andreas Granqvist.

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

Foul by Daniel Alves Da Mota (Luxembourg).

Foul by Emil Krafth (Sweden).

Daniel Alves Da Mota (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Jonathan Joubert.

Attempt saved. Ola Toivonen (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Emil Forsberg (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ola Toivonen.

Goal!

Goal! Sweden 8, Luxembourg 0. Ola Toivonen (Sweden) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Emil Krafth with a cross.

Attempt missed. Ola Toivonen (Sweden) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ludwig Augustinsson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Sweden. Conceded by Mario Mutsch.

Substitution

Substitution, Sweden. Isaac Kiese Thelin replaces Marcus Berg.

Foul by Andreas Granqvist (Sweden).

Aurélien Joachim (Luxembourg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Luxembourg. Aldin Skenderovic replaces Christopher Martins Pereira because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Sweden 7, Luxembourg 0. Marcus Berg (Sweden) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ludwig Augustinsson with a cross.

Attempt saved. Mario Mutsch (Luxembourg) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Philipps.

Corner, Luxembourg. Conceded by Ola Toivonen.

Corner, Luxembourg. Conceded by Emil Krafth.

Goal!

Goal! Sweden 6, Luxembourg 0. Andreas Granqvist (Sweden) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Chris Philipps (Luxembourg) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Viktor Claesson (Sweden) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ola Toivonen.

Substitution

Substitution, Sweden. Emil Krafth replaces Mikael Lustig.

Ludwig Augustinsson (Sweden) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Turpel (Luxembourg).

Goal!

Goal! Sweden 5, Luxembourg 0. Mikael Lustig (Sweden) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson following a set piece situation.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ludwig Augustinsson (Sweden) because of an injury.

Booking

Daniel Alves Da Mota (Luxembourg) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ludwig Augustinsson (Sweden) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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