France vs Iceland

France vs Iceland :World champions France welcome Iceland to the Stade de Roudourou in Guingamp, as the pair face off in an international friendly on Thursday.
Les Bleus were excellent at Russia 2018, defeating Croatia 4-2 in the final.
The visitors are struggling to find form after their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign and have suffered two demoralising defeats since the tournament.
Iceland were thrashed 6-0 in the UEFA Nations League by Switzerland, followed by a 3-0 home defeat to Belgium.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 11
Time: 8 p.m. (BST), 3 p.m. (ET)
Odds: France win: 2-13, Iceland win: 16-1, Draw: 6-1
Stream: ESPN+ (U.S)

Expectations remain high for the French as they battle an Iceland side in a moment of crisis.
New coach Erik Hamren has watched his team concede nine goals without reply in the last two games, and it appears the Icelandic bubble has burst.
France are celebrating having five of their players on the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist, with Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Hugo Lloris and N’Golo Kante all nominated for the accolade.

The acknowledgement shows the impact manager Didier Deschamps has had on his team, and the star individuals in his Les Bleus squad.
However, the France boss paid homage to one of his unsung heroes before their next match, highlighting the contribution of Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud.

France will come into these international fixtures without Bayern Munich midfielder Corentin Tolisso who will be unavailable until 2019 due to a cruciate ligament injury.
Barcelona centre back Samuel Umtiti is also a possible doubt for the game with a knee injury.Iceland will still be depending on their old faithful squad that surprised the world at the European Championship in 2016 and put in a decent performance at the 2018 World Cup.
They will be heavily relying on their key playmaker, Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson, who is currently enjoying some good form in the Premier League.
They will however be missing their loyal captain Aron Gunnarsson who suffered a knee injury during preseason with his club, Cardiff.
Mentally this could be a big loss for Iceland as he has been a key figure in their recent success.

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