Europe: World Cup - Qualification
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
Ahead of the 5th round of European qualification of 2018 World Cup in Russia the leaders of 9 qualifying groups are the national teams of France, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Poland, England, Spain, Belgium and Croatia.
And the 8 best second teams are the national teams of Italy, Greece, Portugal, Serbia, the Ukraine, Slovenia, Northern Ireland and Montenegro. For today the 9 extra team is the orange team of Danny Blind (group A).
In different weight categories
In forthcoming 5th round the national team of the Netherlands will play in Sofia and it is clear that it would try to gain 3 new points. First of all let us recollect the current table position of the first sextet:
France – 10, the Netherlands – 7, Sweden – 7, Bulgaria – 6, Belarus – 2, Luxembourg – 1;
And what about the only leader of the first group? This time the team of Didier Claude Deschamps had come to play with the weakest rival…
The national team of France
The chief coach: Didier Claude Deschamps;
Colors: blue shirts, white pants, red socks;
The hosts of the World Championships 1938, 1998, Championship of Europe 1960, 1984, 2016;
The World Champion – 1998, The Champion of Europe - 1984, 2000;
The participant of the final World Cup tournaments – 14 times (1930, 1934, 1938, 1954, 1958, 1966, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014) and EURO – 9 times (1960, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016);
The most prominent football players: Raymond Kopa, Just Fontaine, Michel François Platini, Jean Amadou Tigana, Jean-Pierre Papin, Fabien Alain Barthez, Zinédine Zidane, Didier Claude Deschamps, Laurent Robert Blanc, Lilian Thuram, Marcel Desailly, Patrick Donalé Vieira, Thierry Daniel Henry;
Record holder of the national team by the number of matches: Lilian Thuram – 142;
Record holder of the national team by scored goals: Thierry Daniel Henry – 51;
The legendary history of three-colors according to the majority of experts, analytics and the historians of the most popular game is counting 3 golden era of 50 - 80 years of last century and, of course, the star era at the turn of two centuries.
And now the newspapers are writing about new 4th era and future huge winnings of the national team of France at the World and Europe championships . As it is difficult to find one more team with such constellation of star football players.
Today’s bid of the head coach of three-colors for the match with the national team from Luxembourg is lacking in Paul Pogba, Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye, Anthony Joran Martial, Alexandre Lacazette, Patrice Evra, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Raphaël Varane, Bacary Sagna, Mamadou Sakho Kingsley Coman. May be the variant of the symbolic world national team.
But nevertheless, it would be enough to have the talent, skills and experience of the team with Blaise Matuidi, Lemar Thomas, Dimitri Gebek Payet, Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in order to win over the hopeless underdog of the group.
Total Over (3,5) - odds 1,75 5Dimes