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Goal from the Locker Room Stopped Bulgaria Against France

Goal from the Locker Room Stopped Bulgaria Against France

France is the favorite to finish top of this Group A, now leading the group with 17 points.

France, who are a point ahead of Sweden at the summit, face a potentially tricky trip to Bulgaria on Saturday, before hosting Belarus on Tuesday.

France have injury issues as they are without Layvin Kurzawa, Laurent Koscielny, Benjamin Mendy, Ousmane Dembele and Paul Pogba.

However, to have any chance of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, the Netherlands team will have to down Sweden by six goals in their next outing.

France return to the top of their 2018 World Cup qualification group courtesy of a 1-0 win over Bulgaria on Saturday night.

"It's a really important match, we have to go to Russian Federation".

Les Bleus top Group A with 20 points, one ahead of Sweden who crushed Luxembourg 8-0, and they will qualify directly for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation if they beat Belarus at home in their final game on Tuesday. "It's more than a goal, it's a fact", said Paris Saint-Germain striker Mbappe, who was not born until five years after the Bulgaria fiasco.

"We have a quality group with lots of players".

"If we can qualify, we will have a role to play. It gets me going, it's a source of huge pride to be able to rise to tougher and tougher challenges".

Belgium are already secured of automatic qualification from Group H, having won seven of their eight matches.

In Group H, Switzerland and Portugal set up a victor takes all meeting in Lisbon on Tuesday after both emerged victorious from their penultimate matches.

Greece are in second place, two points clear of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Both teams are still looking for a first and second place-finish out of Group A of the competition and should provide an entertaining match.

The other early kickoff in that group saw qualifying rookies Gibraltar suffer yet another thrashing, loosing 6-0 at home to Estonia.