Midfielder N’Golo Kante experienced a hamstring injury against Bulgaria as France moved to within one win of getting qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

 

France BulgeriaLes Bleus were already leading when the Chelsea man had to be changed after 34 mins in Sofia.

Juventus midfielder Blaise Matuidi racked up the only goal scoring in low corner.

France, briefly replaced on top of Team A previously on Saturday by Sweden, will certainly seal qualification if they beat Belarus in your home on Tuesday (19:45 BST).

Les Bleus top Group A with 20 points, one ahead of Sweden who squashed Luxembourg 8-0.

he triumph was Didier Deschamps’s 42nd since he took over the nationwide group from Laurent Blanc in 2012 – one of the most victories by any kind of France instructor.

Sweden’s final group game is away to the Netherlands on Tuesday (19:45 BST).

The Netherlands, third in the team with an inferior objective distinction, are set to lose out on qualifying unless they tape a heavy win.

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