The Gallic team seeks to strengthen their leadership. France will face Luxembourg tonight in a duel in which seeks to break a gap on their pursuers after regaining the lead of Group A last Thursday. The Gala selection comes to the meeting with confidence in the clouds after beating the Netherlands 4-0 and has a good chance to consolidate as a leader having in front of the ‘Cinderella’ of the group, Luxembourg, which has only achieved four points after seven games played.
France took advantage of Sweden’s stumble against Bulgaria to take their place in the top spot of their group and face the last three qualifying matches with the best prospects to be first and quick access to the World Cup next summer.
For today’s duel, it is expected that Didier Deschamps will make few changes in his starting eleven. Everything indicates that the coach ‘bleu’ will continue to trust the same players who beat the ‘oranje’ selection on Thursday, although it is not ruled out that the new signing of PSG, Kylian Mbapp?, can be titleholder to Luxembourg to the detriment of Giroud. The Monaco ex was a substitute for the Netherlands and came out with a quarter to go, enough time to score a goal, the fourth of his team, and make history with France by becoming the youngest goalscorer of the gala selection in the last 50 years.