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Mbappe 'won't save the day' for France

But Didier Deschamps's side closed out the vital win, and three points at home to Belarus on Tuesday would book their ticket to Russian Federation.

Switzerland now goes on to meet Portugal, and it will only take a tie to get the Swiss into the World Cup.

"It was a hard match with lots of mistakes, commitment", said coach Deschamps.

Arjen Robben's penalty in the 84th minute spared Holland's blushes before Memphis Depay scored in the 93rd.

The Netherlands are looking to avoid failing to qualify for successive major tournaments for the first time since 1986, having also missed out on Euro 2016.

The pressure was on after Sweden had earlier swept past Luxembourg 8-0 to boost their hopes of making it to Russian Federation, which in turn all but eliminated Holland, who later won 3-1 in Belarus. Those results mean the likes of Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland (the latter two face off in a victor takes all meeting on Monday) will be guaranteed a playoff place if they win their final games.




Cristiano Ronaldo finally opened the scoring in the 63rd minute before André Silva secured the win in the 86th.

Portugal go into that game with Switzerland three points behind their rivals but with a much better goal difference meaning the victor will be guaranteed a place in Russian Federation nest summer. When you have good players, it's normal that to expect us to make the difference. "Certainly I'll take a bit of freshness compared to the fact that we had a game of battle yesterday (Saturday), and that there is a need to put a lot of pace and intensity", Tuesday",-he said.

Bosnia's hopes of qualifying for the World Cup, meanwhile, suffered a blow after the squad lost at home 4-3 against Belgium, which has already secured a berth in Russian Federation.

Thomas Meunier had put the Belgians a goal up inside four minutes, but Bosnia, still searching for points to secure a playoff place, rallied to lead 2-1 at the break.

Michael Skibbe's side are nearly certain to finish second as they host pointless Gibraltar in their last game on Tuesday, although they could still miss out on the play-offs as the worst second-placed team.

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