France booked their spot at the 2018 World Cup with a shaky 2-1 win over Belarus in their final qualification match. "We didn't have a great second half, we had few opportunities and struggled a lot. It's a special game for the whole team because it's our last chance to take points and prove to everybody that we're capable of competing against very good opposition". But dropped points to Luxembourg and Sweden over the last two global match periods mean that they have just a one-point lead over the Swedes, and France has no room for error if they want to avoid a qualification playoff.
See how to watch Tuesday's match below. At the Stade de France, the French team has validated his ticket for the next world Cup in the face of Belarus (2-1).
France has been a dominant team in this competition for the most part but has suffered some disappointing results like a 2-1 loss against Sweden and scoreless draws against Luxembourg and Belarus. "Sweden had won just before, it was important to win here", said Matuidi. "The fans will be right behind us, as was already the case when we played the Netherlands in the stadium". While he didn't cover himself in glory spilling Todor Nedelev's sighter from distance, Lloris pulled off a brilliant, instinctive, one-handed stop to keep out Georgi Kostadinov's follow-up header.
Chelsea were left sweating on Saturday night after midfielder N'Golo Kante tweaked a hamstring playing for France against Bulgaria. But in exorcising the ghosts of 1993, France won't care a dime.