For as good as France has been during World Cup qualifying, there is still work to be done before Les Bleus officially book a spot in Russia, starting with a crucial matchup at Bulgaria on Saturday.
For viewers in the United States, the match is scheduled to start at 2:45 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox Sports 2. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream via a free trial of one of the following cable-free, live-TV services:
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UEFA Group A World Cup Qualifying Table
France made easy work of Bulgaria when these teams met last October. Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet scored, while Kevin Gameiro added a brace in the 4-1 romp.
But things figure to be a bit more difficult with this one taking place at Vasil Levski National Stadium. Bulgaria has yet to drop a point at home this qualifying round, beating Luxembourg (4-3), Belarus (1-0), Netherlands (2-0) and Sweden (3-2).
With lowly Belarus remaining as France’s final fixture, a win on Saturday would all but assure them a spot atop the group and qualification into the World Cup. However, with Sweden looking like they’ll grab three points against Luxembourg on Saturday, even a draw for France would leave them potentially having to play in the second-round playoff.