It is the official start of the Qualifications for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Tonight at 19:45 GMT 0 at Stade de France, France hosts Ukraine in the first game of Group D. The group involves also the teams of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kazakhstan and Finland,

Dreams for 2nd consecutive WC

France is set to start the current campaign for the World Cup 2022 as a winner of their group in the UEFA Nations League and as the current world champions. France has it all to record a second consecutive title. The current generation of French players is just incredible – Kylian Mbappe, Kinglsey Koman, Paul Pogba, Ngolo Kante, Antoine Greizmann, Raphael Varane. The competition in defence is even more fierce as players like Jules Kounde and Dayot Upamecano have not recorded a cap for the team yet.

Ukraine to participate in EURO 2020

Ukraine won their group in EURO 2020 in the company of Portugal and Serbia. The team managed by Andriy Shevchenko plays wonderful football and the improvement since the appointment of the former AC Milan players is incredible. The Ukrainian generation of players is also worth mentioning as the names of Ruslan Malinovsky, Oleksander Zinchenko, Marlos, Andriy Yarmolenko form a promising symbiosis of talent and experience.

Final thoughts

There is no doubt that the French team is the better one. We expect to see another marvellous display of Mbappe and company. At the same time, we think that France will record an excellent display in defence as well.

World Cup – Qualification

France vs Ukraine

March 24th, Wednesday, 19:45 GMT +0


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