The form guide: France
France, who reached the finals in Italy after winning Nations League Group A3 ahead of holders Portugal, Croatia and Sweden, have won just one game in their last six since beating Germany in their Euro 2020 opener in June.
That run, of course, includes their shock last-16 exit from the Euros at the hands of Switzerland.
In September, Didier Deschamps’ men twice dropped points in World Cup qualification when they were held to 1-1 draws by Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina, before seeing off Finland last time out with a double by Antoine Griezmann.
Nonetheless, Les Bleus are clear at the top of their qualifying group – seven points, to be exact – although, as is the case in Belgium’s section, they have played more games than their nearest challengers, Ukraine and Finland.
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