Soccer

World Cup Qualifiers 2022: France vs Bosnia and Herzegovina and Portugal vs Ireland

Tonight's matchups promise to be entertaining with some of soccer's biggest stars taking the field in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers. Here's how they fare.

Two games from tonight's lineup of World Cup Qualifiers capture attention and that is France vs Bosnia and Hezegovina and Portugal vs Ireland.

France vs Bosnia and Herzegovina

France and Bosnia and Hezegovina play in Strasbourg at Stade de la Meinau. France has been dominating Group D in the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers so far and are undefeated. They have two wins and one tie with a total of seven points. Bosnia and Hezegovina, on the other hand, is still winless in its first two matches of group D. They tied 2-2 with Finland, but couldn't maximize to get more points. In their last meetup, Bosnia-Herzegovina lost to France 1-0 but their defense put up a good fight, keeping them at bay the majority of the game. France's team is full of some of soccer's biggest stars with Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann, and Raphäel Varane amongst others.

Here is how the lineups might look for each team:

Bosnia and Herzegovina (3-5-2)
Ibrahim Šehić, Sead Kolašinac, Eldar Ćivić, Siniša Saničanin; Gojko Cimirot, Miralem Pjanić, Amer Gojak, Stjepan Lončar, Rade Krunić; Edin Džeko, Ermedin Demirović

France (4-3-3)
Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Theo Hernandez, Leo Dubois; Paul Pogba, Aurelien Tchouameni, Adrien Rabiot; Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe

Portugal vs Ireland

Portugal and Ireland play each other at Estadio Do Algarve in Portugal. Ireland lost their last two games back in March. In their last meeting together, Portugal beat Ireland 5-1. In the last 13 meetings, Ireland has won just four and tied two. So far, Portugal has two wins and one tie. They won the European Championship as well as the Nations League in 2019. Ireland has only secured one win on the international stage since 2019. Portugal dominates the tie overall, with six wins in 11 matchups. Not to mention, it's just been confirmed that captain Cristiano Ronaldo will be playing all three fixtures, and looking to score his 110th goal for the nation.

Here is how the lineups might look for each team:

Ireland (3-5-2)
Kelleher; Egan, Duffy, O’Shea; Doherty, Hendrick, Hourihane, Cullen, McClean; Parrott, Idah

Portugal (4-3-3)
Patricio; Cancelo, Pepe, Dias, Mendes; Pereira, Moutinho, Fernandes; Bernardo Silva, Ronaldo, Jota