France close to qualifying for 2018 World Cup after win over Bulgaria

Mbappe 'won't save the day' for France

This Saturday, October 7, 2017 (11:45 AM Pacific) Bulgaria will host France at the Vasil Levski National Stadium for a match in the UEFA 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The Dutch needed a victory in Barysaw to keep alive any hopes of a top-two finish, but despite a third goal in two games from Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Davy Propper, Belarus equalised through Maksim Volodjko. We'll have to win on Tuesday.

The Netherlands are looking to avoid failing to qualify for successive major tournaments for the first time since 1986, having also missed out on Euro 2016.

Didier Deschamps admits his side lacked aggression as they laboured to an uninspired 1-0 win over Bulgaria in Sofia. But after a goalless first half Ronaldo was brought on to inevitably rescue the situation, opening the scoring after 63 minutes before Andre Silva added a late second.

Trailing the Scandinavians by three points, only a massive victory over Sweden in Amsterdam next week will save the three-time World Cup runners-up.

Spain book their spot in 2018 World Cup
Spain won 2-0 in Albania earlier in the campaign and are priced at 5/1 to repeat that scoreline on home soil. I want to thank all my players who took part in qualifying, all those who have come and helped us.

In the World Cup Qualifying UEFA, the team France and Bulgaria face against each other today.

"If we can qualify, we will have a role to play". The Lions have only won one out of their last three games, most recently coming off a 3-1 defeat against the Netherlands.

Steven Zuber scored twice in Basel as Switzerland made it nine wins from nine by thrashing Hungary 5-2.

At minute 3, Juventus star Matuidi took a pass from Griezmann and booted the ball past Iliev into the net to give France a 1-0 lead.

The likes of Wales and Scotland were left indebted to Belgium, who beat Bosnia 4-3 to stay top of their group but more importantly, push Bosnia down the second placed table, meaning Wales and Scotland have a better chance to be a "best placed runner up" and enter the play-off's. Bosnia equalised through Dario Đumić, but Yannick Carrasco sealed the game with a late victor.

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