Didier Deschamps' world champions will be heavy favourites tonight against a side that had lost five straight competitive matches against European opposition before a much-needed win over Andorra on Friday.
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Match preview 🖊
The World champions welcome Iceland to the Stade de France here for a rematch of the Euro 2016 quarterfinal. The task for the visitors is a huge one, they’ve never beaten France and also find themselves on a terrible run of results that has seen them win only one of their last 16 fixtures. In contrast, France has only lost one of their last 16 and opened up their qualifying campaign with a 4-1 win at Moldova. Worryingly for Iceland, they have conceded at least twice in 13 of their last 16 fixtures. That should be the case again here.
Iceland might draw encouragement from their recent 2-2 draw with France in Guingamp where they led 2-0 with minutes to go, but they succumbed to a late Kylian Mbappe penalty. They would be delighted with a repeat of that result.
Team news 📰
Anthony Martial and Lucas Digne remain sidelined for France. With Digne and Lucas Hernandez out, PSG left Layvin Kurzawa back will start on that flank. Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has withdrawn from the squad with a back strain.
For Iceland, Cardiff City midfielder and Captain Aron Gunnarsson picked up a knock to his knee in the previous game and is a doubt, with Runar Mar Sigurjonsson ready to step in if needed.
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