((FREE>)) France VS Ireland live match 7 September 2023
Nevertheless, the Boys in Green have shown some fighting spirit on their travels as their last seven competitive away defeats have only been by a one-goal margin. France Euro Champ Qualifying form: France form (all competitions): Republic of Ireland Euro Champ Qualifying form: Republic of Ireland form (all competitions): Advert - content below: Team News France have called up Nice defender Jean-Clair Todibo after Liverpool's Ibrahima Konate was forced to withdraw from the 23-man squad due to a hamstring injury. Chelsea's Wesley Fofana is also sidelined with a long-term knee problem, but Lucas Hernandez has been recalled for the first time since picking up an ACL injury at the 2022 World Cup.
N'Golo Kante and Paul Pogba are two notable midfield absentees, but Adrien Rabiot has returned to the senior setup after missing the last international break through injury, and the Juventus midfielder is set to battle with Real Madrid duo Aurelien Tchouameni and Eduardo Camavinga for a place in Deschamps's first XI. Paris Saint-Germain trio Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele and Randal Kolo Muani will all be seeking to impress on familiar territory should they walk out at Parc des Princes, while 36-year-old Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann – who have both earned over 100 caps for Les Bleus – are also in contention to start in attack.
Les Bleus are one of only four European nations who still boast a 100% record in Euro 2024 qualifying having picked up maximum points against Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar and Greece, scoring nine goals and keeping four clean sheets in the process. France edged past Greece by a 1-0 scoreline in their most recent match in June, with captain Kylian Mbappe scoring a retaken penalty in the second half to become the highest-scoring Frenchman for club and country in a single season. Deschamps's men are on course to qualify for their ninth successive European Championships and can move one step closer to securing top spot in Group B with victory on Thursday against an Ireland side whom they have not lost against in their last seven meetings in all competitions.