Sweden vs Luxembourg UEFA World Cup Qualifying


Changes dateline. With AP Photos.

The Netherlands' narrow victory combined with Sweden's 8-0 thrashing of Luxembourg and France's win in Bulgaria means the Netherlands must beat Sweden by seven goals in Amsterdam on Tuesday to finish second in the group and have a chance of progressing to a playoff.

Netherlands will need a miracle similar to the one Barcelona produced against Paris Saint-Germain during last year's Champions League in order to qualify for the World Cup, according to Dutch legend Ronald de Boer.

The latest result for the Netherlands was a 3-1 victory against Bulgaria, where a brace by Davy Propper and a goal by Arjen Robben led the team to the three points.

In the standing table of World Cup Qualifying Group A, the team Sweden is in the second place with 16 points and the team Luxembourg is in the fifth place with five points. Holland is three points back of second-place Sweden and four points back of first-place France making this and the next game must-wins for The Flying Dutchmen.

In the World Cup Qualifying UEFA, Sweden faces against Luxembourg today in the field. Memphis Depay made the margin look flattering by scoring from an injury-time free kick.

Playing in a 4-3-3 formation with center forward Alexandre Lacazette supported by Kylian Mbappe and Griezmann, France dominated possession and had its fair share of chances.

Al Ain striker Marcus Berg netted four goals and captain Andreas Granqvist scored a penalty in each half as the Swedes recorded their biggest victory since 1938.

Aleksandar Karnitsky squandered a good chance to peg the visitors back once again in the second minute of stoppage time, being denied by a fine Cillessen save which allowed Netherlands to fight another day.