France travel to Kiev on Friday to take on the Ukraine in the first leg of their World Cup play off, as Bet365 announce a live streaming service is available on the match.
The French face a tricky assignment with the Ukrainian’s unbeaten in their last 11 games, seven of which have included clean sheets.
Despite Friday’s hosts being in such strong form, France will head into the game as favourites.
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However events from 1994 firmly will ensure that manager Didier Deschamps has his team well prepared.
On that occasion, a French team, with Deschamp in midfield, lost 2-1 at home to Bulgaria to miss out on USA 1994 and the former Chelsea midfielder will out to avoid any repeat of those events from 20 years ago.
“It still sticks in my mind,” he said. “I don’t want to experience that again.
“We’re playing two games in five days with no points at stake. Our goal is crystal clear – to qualify for the World Cup.”
The Ukraine meanwhile have their own World Cup tale of woe having missed out on the 1998, 2002 and 2010 events after losing to Croatia, Germany and Greece, however manager Mikhail Fomenko is refusing to dwell on the past.
“Only journalists and fans are speaking about those matches. My team try not to think about what happened before,” he said.
Both teams will head into the game with full strength squads and plenty of potential match winners.
France will look to inform duo Franck Ribery and Karim Benzema to guide them through a tricky assisgnment.
Bayern Munich star Ribery has scored four goals in his last four Internationals while Real Madrid striker Benzema has four goals and four assists in his last four games for his club.
Meanwhile Patrice Evra will hope to shore up the defence despite courting controversy in recent weeks following a very public attack in which he called World Cup winner Bixente Lizarazu and three other commentators “tramps”.
The Ukraine’s hopes rest of talented attacking pair Andriy Yarmolenko and Yevhen Konoplyanka.