The World Cup holders are presently behind Turkey at the highest of the cluster on goal distinction, whereas Iceland area unit 3 points more back in third.Group H is obtaining trickier by the day. At the beginning of the campaign,
everybody expected that France and Turkey would finish their objectives halfway through the run.
But, at present, Iceland holds sensible prospects to qualify if they’re able to cause an upset against only 1 of the highest 2.
As such, this game against the French incorporates a ton of potential.
And with the house advantage to back them, Erik Hamren’s men can gift the toughest of fights to the globe champions.
Iceland are trying to create amends for his or her unsatisfactory 4-2 defeat against Albania last outing against a France aspect they’re nevertheless to drill in fourteen previous conferences.
Despite being reception, Hamren’s team are possible to line up defensively,
hoping to absorb France’s pressure so hit on the counter through the likes of Arnor Traustason and Burnley jock Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
However, the squad that has won them debuts at the eu Championships and therefore the tourney is aging and their reliance on the likes of 36-year-old Kari Arnason in defence
and 35-year-old free agent midfielder Emil Hallfredsson leaves them at risk of pace and animalism.
They will even be somewhat deficient in midfielder as captain Aron Gunnarsson has been dominated out with injury,
with Everton star Gylfi Sigurdsson possible to drop deeper in his absence.
France vs Turkey Team News
Aside from captain Gunnarsson’s absence, Hamren has additional or less a totally work squad to settle on from for France’s visit to the Icelandic capital.
Although they historically play with a standard four at the rear,
Iceland went for 5 once morest France in March and that they area unit possible to do identical again on Friday,
with Hordur Magnusson coming into the aspect as an extra centre-half and Millwall’s Jon Dadi Bodvarsson taking part in because the lone frontman.
France were hit with variety recently injury withdrawals, most notably Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper novelist Lloris and Mbappe.
Alphonse Areola is probably going to deputise in Lloris’ absence, whereas Kingsley Coman can most likely continue in situ of the previous principality jock.
The main formation question for Deschamps are whether or not to place N’golo Kante into heart aboard Corentin Tolisso
and Blaise Matuidi or whether or not to stay with simply those 2 and Thomas Lemar out wide.
France vs Turkey Line Up
Halldorsson; Hermannsson, Arnason, Magnusson, R. Sigurdsson, Skulason; Gudmundsson, G Sigurdsson, Bjarnason, Traustason; Bodvarsson
Areola; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Digne; Kante, Tolisso, Matuidi; Coman, Giroud, Griezmann
France vs Turkey H2H
Les Bleus won seven of the previous 9 fixtures.
‘Our Boys’ conceded a complete of seventeen goals from the previous 5 clashes.
These 2 had fast horns within the initial stages of this competition, so the French won 4-0, at home.
Didier Deschamps’s men hold a 100 percent unconquered record against this opponent.
In the last twenty years, the 2018 tourney winners have won each official encounter.
France vs Turkey TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
The match will be shown live on ITV. The channel is Free To Air in the UK.
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France vs Turkey
7:45pm Monday 14th October
Stade De France