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Spain and Germany have winning streaks snapped
October 16th, 2012 6:58PM

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[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: Europe] Germany, winner of 13 straight qualifying games, was cruising along with a 4-0 lead over Sweden after an hour in Berlin. Defending champion Spain, winner of 24 qualifiers in a row, was leading France, 1-0, late in stoppage time in Madrid. Guess what? Neither team won. The Swedes rallied for four goals, the fourth three minutes into stoppage time, to earn a 4-4 tie. Sub Olivier Giroud scored with almost the last touch of the game to give France a 1-1 tie with Spain.

Sergio Ramos had scored in the 25th minute, but Spain wasted lots of chances to extend its lead, most notably when Cesc Fabregas' penalty was saved by France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris shortly before the break.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic started Sweden on the comeback trail in the 62nd minute, and Sweden got goals by Mikael Lustig two minutes later, Johan Elmander in the 76th minute and Rasmus Elm in stoppage time to earn a share of the points.

-- England's qualifier against Poland was postponed until Wednesday when the roof of Warsaw's national stadium was left open, leading to the playing field to become waterlogged after an evening of torrential rain.



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