France and Sweden will face off at the Stade de France in Paris on Friday as part of the ongoing 2018 European World Cup Qualifying match. Here are all the things you need to know for France vs. Sweden including previews, TV schedule, projected lineups and live stream links.
France vs. Sweden Preview
France (2W-1D) is at the top of Group A with 7 points from three games in the group stages of the World Cup qualifiers. Les Bleus are in fine form heading into their match against Sweden as they have not lost since the 2016 EURO Final in July.
The Frenchmen have a two-game winning streak as they defeated Bulgaria 4-1 and the Netherlands 1-0 in the last two qualifying matches. Veteran left back Patrice Evra has been called for the match and he is very happy about it. He is expected to be in the starting lineup in Friday’s game.
“He’s a top level player, and he maintains his level by playing for Juventus. I never said it was over for him. I always maintained that from time to time that he’d be called upon if needed,” France head coach Didier Deschamps told AS.com.
On the other hand, Sweden (2W-1D) is looking to take the top spot from France as they have the same record as Les Bleus. The Blagult are also in fine form since their disappointing EURO performance. They have a three-game unbeaten streak that includes a 1-1 draw against Netherlands, 1-0 win versus Luxembourg and a 3-0 win against Bulgaria.
France vs. Sweden Projected Lineups
- France (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris – Patrice Evra, Raphael Varane, Laurent Koscielny, Djibril Sidibe – Blasé Matuidi, Paul Pogba – Moussa Sissoko, Antoine Griezmann, Dmitri Payet – Kevin Gameiro
- Sweden (4-4-2): Robin Olsen – Oscar Wendt, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Emil Krafth – Emil Forsberg, Albin Ekdal, Oscar Hiljemark, Jimmy Durmaz – Ola Toivonen, John Guidetti
France vs. Sweden TV Schedule
- Date: November 11, Friday
- Time: 2:45 PM EDT, 7:45 PM BST
- Venue: Stade de France in Paris, France.
- Channel: ESPN (USA), Sky Sports 3 (UK)
France vs. Sweden Live Stream Links
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