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Luxembourg in a celebratory mood after ‘day of glory’ in France

Luxembourg in a celebratory mood after ‘day of glory’ in France

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Coach Luc Holtz of voetbaldwerg Luxembourg could hardly believe that his team Sunday, to the large France 0-0 liked. His French counterpart Didier Deschamps remained remarkably calm under the surprising tie.

“This is a historic result for Luxembourg”, wonder Holtz after the world cup qualifier in Toulouse, the first a draw against France since 1914. “A point against a top team is very rare for us. It is a day of glory for the Luxembourg football.”

The battle between the number ten and the number 136 of the FIFA-ranking seemed to be an easy snack for France, that Thursday is still the Dutch national team casually with 4-0 opzijzette.

The leader of group A had 76 percent of the ball possession, shot 34 times on goal (nine times between the posts) and had ten corners, but the goal was not. That was also the preeminent keeper Jonathan Joubert, who is nine rescues performed.

Telstar-player Gerson Rodrigues got ten minutes before time, even still a good chance for Luxembourg, but he hit the pole. “We are pleased with the point, that we have conquered with a lot of courage and dedication,” said Holtz. “And with a little more luck we even had three points to get caught.”

Luxembourg stunt against France, Sweden pulls off

Luxembourg stuntte with a 0-0 draw at France.
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Disappointment at Antoine Griezmann.
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Sweden won earlier in the evening with 0-4 in belarus.
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Emil Forsberg opened the score for the Scandinavians.
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Christoffer Nyman took advantage of geschutter in the belarus defence.
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Belgium qualified for the world cup.
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Romelu Lukaku made the decisive 1-2 against Greece.
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Heroic

Deschamps, that with France still first in group A with one point ahead of Sweden and four in the Netherlands, gave despite the blamerende rash a mild opinion about his team.

“Of course we should win, but I am positive of nature”, said the coach, who is not to be too dramatic wanted to do. “If things really go well, such as against the Netherlands, then I’m also not euphoric.”

“The players are disappointed, but the reality is that we regard points there is better income than for the two matches of this week”, referred to by Deschamps on the fact that in France a week ago, second was Sweden.

“We have our last two matches against Bulgaria and belarus to win and then we have the qualification for the world cup in their own hands. I want Luxembourg and the keeper of Luxembourg to congratulate, because they were heroic.”

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Stuntend Luxembourg takes point in France, Sweden runs out on Orange

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