France clinched their first victory in Bulgaria for 85 years to move back to the top of Group A in the race to qualify for next year's World Cup finals.
Les Bleus had failed to win on any of their last seven visits to Bulgaria but Blaise Matuidi's early goal proved enough for a 1-0 victory in Sofia.
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.
That saw the Swedes temporarily move into top spot but...
Netherlands are in danger of failing to qualify for a second straight major tournament after losing 2-0 to Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
After finishing third at the 2014 World Cup, the Dutch missed out on Euro 2016 and now find themselves in fourth place midway through their campaign to reach Russia, six points off the lead in Group A and three back of a potential playoff spot.
Danny Blind handed a first cap to 17-year-old Matthijs de Ligt, but the centre-back's first action did...
Ivelin Popov scored the only goal as Bulgaria clinched a 1-0 win against 10-man Belarus in their World Cup qualifier in Sofia.
Spartak Moscow forward Popov's early header at the Vasil Levski National Stadium proved decisive and secured Bulgaria's first victory under coach Petar Hubchev following heavy earlier defeats to Group A rivals France and Sweden.
Victory lifts fourth-placed Bulgaria four points clear of Belarus, who are still without a win after four group matches.
Popov gave Bulgaria a flying...