France close to qualifying for 2018 World Cup after win over Bulgaria

Posted October 09, 2017

Juventus midfielder Matuidi lashed home an angled finish after just three minutes in Sofia, which leaves Les Bleus a point clear of Sweden and crucially with fate in their own hands ahead of the visit of Belarus on Tuesday.

Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe warned he is "not a saviour" ahead of France's crucial trip to Bulgaria in their penultimate 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Zuber came on in the second half with his second goal to make it 4-0 at the 49th minute, Guzmics put Hungary on the scoreboard at the 59th minute, the Netherlands' Lichtsteiner came back for the Dutch at the 83rd minute, and Ugrai made it 5-2 for the final score of Switzerland's win.

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Dario Dumic's header eight minutes from time looked to have given Bosnia a precious point, but minutes later Yannick Ferreira Carrasco netted from a tight angle to secure the win for Belgium.

Group leaders France travel to Bulgaria on Saturday, holding a one-point advantage over Sweden, who host Luxembourg.

Portugal struggled for long periods in Andorra, needing the rested Cristiano Ronaldo to come on as a half-time substitute and help them stumble to a 2-0 win and set up a winner-takes-all showdown with Switzerland in Lisbon on Tuesday.

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The other game in the group sees Gibraltar, who are without a point, host Estonia. However, there was bad news for Chelsea fans as N'Golo Kante was forced off through injury.

In Group H, Switzerland and Portugal set up a victor takes all meeting in Lisbon on Tuesday after both emerged victorious from their penultimate matches. Both teams are still looking for a first and second place-finish out of Group A of the competition and should provide an entertaining match. But after a goalless first half Ronaldo was brought on to inevitably rescue the situation, opening the scoring after 63 minutes before Andre Silva added a late second.

The early kickoff in that group saw the Faroe Islands draw 0-0 with Latvia.

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