So far, so good for France, who come into their upcoming EURO 2024 qualifying tie with Ireland seeking to maintain their perfect start. Les Bleus won the reverse fixture 1-0 last time out and as such will be fancying their chances at picking up three points on Thursday.
Despite their disappointment from losing the 2022 FIFA World Cup final to Argentina last year, France have swiftly moved on as they look forward to the upcoming EURO 2024 competition. Didier Deschamps's team are just one of a handful of teams who are still able to claim a perfect record in qualifiers following four wins in four games. Impressively, they have also managed to keep a clean sheet so far, while netting nine times against their opponents, and will also hope to extend that impressive run on Thursday.
France are certainly well-placed to secure a spot in the upcoming tournament, especially considering that they have not lost to Ireland in their last seven meetings. Meanwhile, the Boys in Green were dealt a huge blow due to an injury to key player Evan Ferguson, who has been taking the Premier League by storm thanks to his top performances for Brighton.
The visitors are also missing several other players due to injury and suspension, and have won just one of their last five road games. Still, they're not out of the running just yet for a spot at EURO 2024, as their three points put them only behind Greece, who have six. That being said, Ireland's form against France will be a huge source of concern, as they have not won in any of their last 11 trips to face Les Bleus on the road.
Team news: France vs Ireland
France: Chelsea's Wesley Fofana is out for the long-term due to a knee injury, while Ibrahima Konate had to withdraw from national team camp after picking up a hamstring injury. Both Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante were not included in the 23-man squad for the upcoming qualifying matches.
Ireland: Matt Doherty is suspended, while Seamus Coleman, Evan Ferguson, and Michael Obafemi are all out with injuries.
Match facts: France vs Ireland
- France are aiming to qualify for their ninth consecutive EURO tournament next year
- Ireland have not won in any of their last 11 trips to France's home ground
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