There are still four matches left to the French football team to take first place in Group A in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers. The French will have to beat the Netherlands (31 August) and Luxembourg (3 September) If they want to have a chance to finish in front of Sweden and qualify for the final round of the World Cup in Russia.
The French football team has not missed the final phase of a major tournament since the 1994 World Cup. Seven of the twenty-four players summoned by Didier Deschamps for France-Pays-Bas and France-Luxembourg were not Who were not born when their coach and team-mates had been deprived of the World Cup 94 by the team of Bulgaria. That is to say if a non-qualification for the 2018 edition in Russia would mess up.
The “Blues” can largely reduce the risk of being eliminated by beating the Netherlands team on 31 August in Saint-Denis. The Dutch, third in Group A behind the French, would be relegated to six points in the standings. The “Tricolores” would then have almost the guaranteed to finish second in the standings and, undoubtedly, to compete thus the access dams to the 2018 World Cup.
“We’re getting into the final straight”
” We’re going into the final straight, even if it’s a back-to-school game. It is an important match against a great nation, “summed up the goalkeeper and captain Hugo Lloris, who made a mistake and led to the defeat of his 2-1 team in Sweden.
There would then be three matches for the French to take first place in the Scandinavians: against Luxembourg (3 September), Bulgaria (7 October) and Belarus (10 October). The Swedes are preparing to play three of their last four away games. But they have their destiny in hand, unlike the “Blues” …
Head to the 2018 World Cup qualifiers?
The question remains: will all players have the 2018 World Cup qualifiers fully in their lead when entering the Stade de France lawn? The summer transfer market will close at 11:59 pm in most major European championships, with the exception of Spain (1 September at 11.59pm), Ukraine (1 September) and Turkey (8 September ).
Some players do not know which club they will play in the next few months. Will midfielder Thomas Lemar, for example, still play in Monaco this season or will he go to Liverpool, England? ” We are talking more about the game of Thursday’s game,” said Kingsley Coman. The Mercato passes largely after that “. Version confirmed by Didier Deschamps: ” The players are in shape. They will give the best of themselves. We will do everything we can to get the result we hope for. “