FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers Bosnia-Herzegovina vs France: BIH vs FRA: Griezmann wins it for France to stay at the top of Group D. France earn a narrow 1-0 win as Griezmann scored in the 60th minute to get the win.
Antoine Griezmann struck again as France extended their World Cup qualifying Group D lead to four points with an unconvincing 1-0 away win against Bosnia on Wednesday.
Griezmann, who scored in last Wednesday’s opening game against Ukraine, put the world champions on seven points from three games.
Ukraine, who were held to a 1-1 home draw by Kazakhstan, have three points with Finland
Bosnia was forced to switch to a more offensive strategy but Les Bleus calmly controlled the game, hoping that Kylian Mbappe’s speed would hurt their opponents on the break.
Mbappe, however, had another disappointing night, failing to threaten throughout.
Thomas Lemar, instead, put on an inspired display, making the most of his playing time after being named in the starting 11, less than two months before Deschamps names his squad for the European Championship, as Ousmane Dembele stayed on the bench.
#When and where to watch BIH vs FRA
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers Bosnia-Herzegovina vs France: – When is BIH vs FRA going to be played? 1st April, 12.15 AM IST
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers Bosnia-Herzegovina vs France: venue to be played? Stadion Grbavica, Bosnia-Herzegovia
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers Bosnia-Herzegovina vs France: – Where can I watch BIH vs FRA?
The match will be telecast live on Sony Ten 1/HD and streamed live on Sony LIV
Bosnia-Herzegovina form (All Competitions): LLLLDD
France form (All Competitions): WLWWDW
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs France Team News
Pjanic will make history this week as only the second player to hit 100 caps for his country – only behind Dzeko – and the two will be among a raft of changes that the hosts are expected to make for this crunch match.
However, manager Ivaylo Petev will miss the game after returning a positive coronavirus test, so former Under-19s boss Musa is set to continue on the touchline for now.
For France, Mbappe and Olivier Giroud should both earn recalls to the team this week, but Paul Pogba may not be ready for another start so soon after lasting an hour at the Astana Arena, so Adrien Rabiot is in line to partner Tanguy Ndombele in the middle after N’Golo Kante withdrew through injury.
BIH vs FRA Possible Lineups
Bosnia-Herzegovina possible starting lineup:
Sehic; Todorovic, Sanicanin, Hadzikadunic, Civic; Pjanic, Cimirot; Stevanovic; Gojak, Krunic; Dzeko
France possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Ndombele, Rabiot; Coman, Griezmann, Mbappe; Giroud
Bosnia-Herzegovina 0-2 France
Bosnia just cannot hack it home or away at the moment, but France boast a remarkable record on their travels and will be eyeing another positive result in Group D this week.
Injuries to Martial and Kante should not affect Les Bleus’ ability to get over the line in the Bosnian capital, so we can only predict a routine win for the reigning world champions to cement their position at the top of the group.