World Cup qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo saves Portugal, France facing exit

At Lisbon's Stadium of Light, Ronaldo edged Ibrahimovic in the battle of potential World Cup superstars, scoring a late diving header which gave Portugal a 1-0 win over Sweden.

updated: November 16, 2013 08:53 IST
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Paris: France were facing World Cup elimination on Friday after slumping to a 2-0 play-off first-leg defeat in Ukraine while Cristiano Ronaldo kept Portugal's hopes alive with the only goal in a 1-0 win over Sweden.

Former European champions Greece were left sleeping comfortably on their hopes of making the finals in Brazil after beating Romania 3-1.

Meanwhile, Iceland's dream of becoming the smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup was left on a knife-edge after a 0-0 draw at home with Croatia.

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