Beaten in the first leg in Ukraine (0-2), the French team plays their second match to get his qualification for the 2014 World Cup. To achieve this aim, « les Bleus » have to win by a gap of two goals. Although favorites, it will be a very hard match.
Next world cup without France ? This is the most likely scenario. Indeed, after their defeat in Ukraine Friday (0-2), the French team has to score two goals at least and hope Ukraine’s strikers will be in a bad day. Unfortunately, the Ukrainian team is one of the best defenses in Europe with an impressive series of eight games without taking any goal. And for this match, Didier Deschamps could begin with four new players. Mathieu Valbuena will substitute a catastrophic Samir Nasri. With the Koscielny’s suspension and the limits of Abidal, Raphael Varane and Mamadou Sakho should take place in the axis of defense. Finally, Cabaye will play in midfield with the essentials duo Matuidi-Pogba.
Zlatan vs. Ronaldo : act two
In the other games, Sweden and Portugal compete their second match after the Portuguese success (1-0) in his pitch. So, tonight we will know who of Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Cristiano Ronaldo will not be present at the World Cup. Greece will be favorite against Romania after winning 3-1 the first match while Island will try to make an exploit in Croatia thanks to the draw (0-0) in the first leg.
Arthur Montagne, IEJ 3F