French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made one of the worst errors you'll ever see from a keeper of his caliber. Hell, it was one of the worst errors you'll ever see from a keeper, period.
France was tied 1-1 with Sweden in a World Cup qualifier on Friday, and Lloris had the ball at his feet with only 10 seconds to go on the clock. From that position, he could've done almost anything to see out the draw. He could've passed the ball to a teammate. He could've dribbled around in his own box. He could've kicked it out of bounds.
The only thing he couldn't do was send the ball haphazardly into a midfield full of Swedish players. Of course, that's exactly what he did. Lloris rolled a pass into a midfield pocket without French players around, giving Sweden's Ola Toivonen the perfect window to boot a shot 58 yards down the pitch and into an open goal for a 2-1 win.
Hugo Lloris, what are you doing??- FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 9, 2017
This mistake from the French captain gave Sweden the win in the final seconds! https://t.co/BTNoVlM6CO
The focus will be all on Lloris for his magnificent blunder, but don't sell short the skill it took from Toivonen to score that goal. It was a perfectly placed shot from an absurd distance. He made it look easy, but many players wouldn't sniff a goal under those circumstances.
Worse still, it undid a stunning volley from Olivier Giroud earlier in the match. Had the match ended in a draw, fans around the world would've only remembered Giroud's curler. Instead, they'll remember Lloris's howler.
The goal and the win puts Sweden even with France at the top of their World Cup qualifying table. Next time, just kick it out of bounds, Hugo.
Cy Brown writes about soccer and other stuff for Sports on Earth. Follow him on Twitter @CEPBrown.