Place: France. Paris. Stade de France.
Date: on the 28th of May, 2018 (Monday)
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Friendly match.
France (the head coach Didier Deschamps)
Only some days are left and the FIFA World Cup in Russia will begin. Practically all the participants of the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia have made their World Cup rosters and begin are getting ready for the main tournament of the year.
France will take part in one of the first forthcoming matches. Within two next weeks Tricolores will play three test matches with Ireland (on May, 28), Italy (on June, 1) and the USA (on June, 9).
Undoubtedly, Didier Deschamps has surprised with his World Cup team roster! Alas, the personal hostility of the head coach of the national team to the center forward of Real Madrid will allow Karim Benzema to come to Moscow only as the fan. But, what have done the playmaker Dimitri Payet, the forward Anthony Martial and the winger Kingsley Coman?
We doubt that we will receive the answer to this question! But, if in the line of the attack Deschamps has too many high quality players, then there is no playmaker of the level of Dimitri Payet in the current starting lineup of the Tricolores.
Possible lineup (4-3-3):
Lloris – Pavard, Varane, Umtiti, Sidibe – Pogba, Kanté, Lem – Griezmann, Mbappe, Dembélé;
Ireland (the head coach Martin O’Neill)
Ireland will be the first rival of the Trocolores in the forthcoming match. We will remind you, that the according to the results of last qualification stage the White and Greens have earned the right for participation in pay-off matches. And then, according to draw procedure, Martin O’Neill’s team has received weak rival -Denmark. And if the first game at the Parken arena in Copenhagen hasn’t defined the winner (0:0), then in return game in Dublin the hosts of Aviva Stadium have absolutely unexpectedly suffered humiliating defeat with the hockey score (1:5).
At that the XXI World Cup for Martin O’Neill’s team has ended. But, despite quite predictable resignation the experienced British coach is still working and is now preparing the White and Greens for autumn start in qualification for EURO 2020.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match France vs Ireland
Martin O’Neill has brought many popular football players headed by John O’Shea, Séamus Coleman, Glen Whelan and Jonathan Walters to the capital of France for upcoming game with the Tricolores. But, nevertheless, the hosts of Stade de France there are much more competitive players. And therefore on this match the bookmakers’ quotations of the main outcomes are even incomparable: W1 – 1.23, W2 – 17.00.
Let us summarize! In the forthcoming match we have received the meeting of the teams with absolutely different tasks. And if the guests of Stade de France now are more interested in rebuilding of former gaming links, then for the Tricolores the next match doesn’t differ from all subsequent matches of the group stage. And therefore Didier Deschamps’s team will be fighting for a victory.