Ukraine vs France: how and where to watch - times, TV, online
It's a clash between first and second in group D as Ukraine welcome France to Kyiv on Saturday evening for the match-day 5 game of the 2022 World Cup qualifying group.
World Cup holders France suffered a setback ahead of their trip to the Ukraine capital of Kyiv with the news that Kylian Mbappé has been ruled out of 'Les Bleus' World Cup qualifiers against Ukraine and Finland after sustaining a calf injury in Wednesday's 1-1 draw against Bosnia, the French federation said on Thursday.
"Kylian Mbappé felt a pain in his right calf at the end of the match against Bosnia in Strasbourg on Wednesday, which means he will not be able to take part in the next two matches of the French team, in Ukraine on Saturday and against Finland in Lyon next Tuesday," the FFF said in statement.
"The Paris Saint Germain striker has been released to his club. He will leave the squad in the evening and will not be replaced for the trip to Ukraine."
Decisive fixture for Ukraine
The game is massive for the home side with a win boosting Ukraine's chances of the topping the group and securing an automatic ticket for Qatar next year. A runner-up position would see the side in question going into a play-off where only three teams progress with the ten group winners. At present 'Les Bleus' hold a four point advantage over Saturday's opposition and were the pre-competition side to secure the automatic place for the 2022 World Cup.
Ukraine-France: possible XI's
Pyatov; Mykolenko, Matvienko, Zabarnyi; Karavaev, Shaparenko, Sydorchuk, Sobol; Yarmolenko, Malinovskiy; Yaremchuk
Lloris; Dubois, Varane, Kimpembe, Digne; Pogba, Rabiot; Coman, Griezmann, Lemar; Benzema
What time does Ukraine-France kick-off?
The 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifying game between Ukraine-France will be staged at the Olympic Stadium (Kyiv, Ukraine) with a kick off at 20:45 CEST.
US ET: 14:45
US PT: 11:45
For everywhere else in the world, you can check here to see what time the Ukraine-France match gets underway.
Where can I watch Ukraine-France?
If the qualifier is available in your country, you can check here to see what channels or platforms will be showing the game.
United States: TUDN.com, Univision NOW, ESPN+, TUDNxtra, TUDN App, UniMás
Is the Ukraine-France game available online?
The World Cup qualifier is available in most nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.
Ukraine-France live with AS English
You can also follow our live text commentary here on AS English. We will be building up to the match an hour or so from kick-off before giving you a minute-by-minute account from Kyiv as the action unfolds.
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