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Kante ruled out of France's final World Cup qualifier


The job of World Cup qualification isn't done yet for France, who sit in first place in Group A of UEFA qualifying, but have not yet secured themselves a spot in Russian Federation next summer. Sweden is right behind the Group A leaders, in second with 19 points and this is a must-win game for Les Bleus to secure their own fate. They were more aggressive. "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".

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It's a crucial match for the French, with a sure first place spot and World Cup berth clinched with the win. France had been cruising at the top of their World Cup qualifying group but conceded two goals in the final seven minutes to lose 3-2 at home to Israel, meaning they had to avoid defeat in the final game, at home to Bulgaria. In the last five matches, France has won three matches, lost one match and the other match ended in a draw whereas the team Belarus has won one match and lost four matches.


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. Hence it is predicted that in today's match, France will gain victory against Belarus. "We knew it would be hard, they're a team that had won four times at home in this group". The visitors were the better side but Kylian Mbappe and Griezmann both fired off target when well placed.

The home side suffered a blow as Chelsea enforcer N'Golo Kante was ruled out of the vital clash after suffering an injury against the Bulgarians.

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