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Bulgaria

8' Slavchev

47' Out Andrej Galabinov in Bozhidar Kraev

50' Zanev

61' Bozhidar Kraev

66' G. Kostadinov

86' Out Manolev in Ivaylo Dimitrov

Francia

2' Matuidi

33' Out Kante in Rabiot

75' Out Lacazette in Payet

84' Out Kylian Mbappe in Giroud

90' Giroud

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90'+2' That's it. 1-0 and nobody will be too upset with that one being over. France were lacklustre, Bulgaria were worse and you'd have to really wonder what Deschamps' tactics really were for this France team heading to France as one of the tournament favourites were.

90'+2' Cross arrives straight into Lloris' hands.

90' Three minutes of added time.

86' France continually getting themselves into awkward positions. Griezmann breaks and passes out wide to Giroud. He goes out towards the corner flag, ends up getting surrounded and then putting the ball out for a goal-kick. 

83' Giroud replaces Mbappé. He is absolutely raging but France's attack, in general, has been poor tonight. Maybe they were missing a Giroud-like figure.

81' Sent into the box and out the otherside. Comes to nothing. Much like this game, which has been a dreadful affair, if we're being honest.

80' Rabiot lucky not to be booked now as Varane gives it away and Delev breaks before being caught around the ankles by Rabiot. Free from out on the left.

77' Lacazette comes off after a fairly forgetful night in Sofia. Payet is his replacement.

72' Umtiti looks for Matuidi but too much mustard on it. the Juve midfielder doesn't even chase it. 

70' Mbappé with the ball at the edge of the penalty area. Waits, waits, thinks about shooting and then waits again. He eventually strikes and his shot is blocked.

68' Really poor from France. They give the ball away again and Bulgaria can't capitalise but they do manage to win a throw.

66' Another yellow. This time for Manolev as he takes Tolisso out of it. Another silly tackle.

65' More frustration. Lacazette faces goal with Mbappé to his left and Griezmann steaming through the middle he doesn't give it to either of them and he gives the ball away before they even get a shot away.

61' Kraev with an identical tackle to the one before on Tolisso. He gets booked this time for his effort on Varane. Silly and unprofessional tackling as he was very late.

58' Second half hasn't really kicked into life yer. Aside from a few poor tackles, nothing much doing. France rather uninspiring.

53' Getting slightly chippy now. Tolisso fouled again and gets up to have a word with Kraev. Replays show he dived but the tackle was slightly wild from the substitute.

53' Varane clears as Bulgaria contiunue to put the pressure on France.

52' Dangerous ball into the box. Manolev delivers but Kraev can't reach it. 

50' Tolisso the one on the ground. The ref waiting for the player to get to his feet. Zanev the culprit but he is proclaiming his innocence. He went over the ball to be fair and can have no complaint.

49' Mateu  has a yellow in his hand. He just hasn't decided who he is going to give it to yet. 

47' Very early second half change. Galabinov replaced by Kraev.

46' Delev with an early effort but that goes well wide.

46' Back underway for the second half as France look to jump back in front of Sweden at the top of their group!

45' HT in Sofia. France good value for their lead but struggling to really create much else. They won't be too bothered as Bulgaria look stale in front of goal themselves.

45' He took a knock to his ankle in the process. He limps away from it and seems to be okay.

45' Griezmann's free hits the wall, makes its way to Mbappé and he buys a yard for himself before driving wide.

44' Rabiot turned upside down outside the penalty area by Kostadinov. Free for France on the brink of half-time.

40' Long ball towards Lacazette. He bulldozes Bodurov out of the way and wants a free for obstruction but gets a foul given against him for being slightly over zealous.

36' Bulgaria with about eight chances in five seconds! Nedelev first. Then Delev heads back and two more efforts that Lloris saves and then one goes over the bar to end the passage of play. So close to being an equaliser.

33' PSG's Adrien Rabiot replaces the Chelsea midfielder.

33' Bad news for Chelsea. Kante going off with what looks like an issue with his thigh?

31' Mateu blows for offside. Looked dangerously close for France.

29' Four on two break by France. Mbappé tries to play it to a man in support but it flies up in the air as it's deflected. Lacazette shoots and it's blocked for a corner.

27' Griezmann chases back and Bulgaria win a throw. They've failed to get anywhere close to France's penalty area.

25' Griezmann volleys wide. Great ball by Mbappé out wide to him, slip by Bulgarian defender and then Griezmann blazes wide. 

23' France pushing for the second. Kante to Tolisso and onto Sibide. It comes all the way back and France look for a way through.

19' Shot by Tolisso is always off target. goal kick to Bulgaria.

17' Ball flies into Bulgaria's box from the right. Nobody near it and it goes out for a throw on the other side of the field.

15' And another chance. Mbappé through on the left thanks to Kante. He does a stepover and fires at Iliev. Comfortable height for the keeper. He parries it out for a corner.

14' France could have had a second. Griezmann in around the six-yard box but Iliev grabs it and averts the danger.

12' Sibide tries to get into an attacking position but Bulgaria send it out for a throw. All France so far.

11' Matuidi plays Digne through on the left. Keeper thinks about coming for it, does, and then retreats. He has cover and Digne's cross is blocked.

9' Mbappé pulled back by Slavchev. He gets a booking and complains but he hardly has a case. He quite visibly pulled back the youngster.

7' What is Varane doing? He runs into trouble, gets dispossessed and then fouls Delev. Umtiti did something similar a minute ago but was bailed out.

6' Corner from Bulgaria comes whizzing into the box. Cleared by France. Those set-pieces will be dangerous today given the conditions.

3' That didn't take long. Matuidi gives France the lead with a shot from a very tight angle. Digne plays it inside to Griezmann, who played it to Matuidi and the Juventus player buried it into the side of the net. 

1' Bulgaria tip off as we get the ball rolling in Sofia.

Lashing rain in Sofia at Vasil Levski National Stadium. Teams in the tunnel now geatting ready to face the weather and each other! Bulgaria have the slightlest of chances of making it into a playoff. It is very slim though.

Sweden absolutely hammered Luxembourg - 8-0. It means France need a win tonight and most likely on Tuesday against Belarus.

Bulgaria team news: Iliev, Popov, Zanev, Bodurov, Slavchev, Kostadinov, Nedelev, Delev, Manolev, Bozhikov, Galabinov.

Before tonight's clash, Bulgaria and France have met 15 times in official competition. Out of those meetings, Bulgaria have won seven and France, have won seven - just one ended in a draw - the October 1976 meeting, which was also a World Cup qualifier, played at tonight's venue, the Vasil Levski finished 2-2.

Lacazette does indeed lead the line against Bulgaria.

Leroy Sané's focused too.
All focused on the same objective - Russia 2018. Monaco's Djibril Sidibé is looking forward to taking on Bulgaria tonight.

A bit of background information on the Vasil Levski National stadium which was named in honour of Bulgarian revolutionary and equal rights campaigner, The Apostle of Freedom Vasil Levski. The stadium seats 43,200 spectators and was inaugurated in July 1953. Apart from the national team's games, it also hosts concerts - Bon Jovi, Guns N' Roses, Madonna and AC/DC were some of the acts to have played there over the past few years.

France team news is in. 
More images of the Vasil Levski National stadium from just over an hour ago. If we were on the other side of the Black Sea, maybe we could have said it's a rainy night in Georgia but we can't. 
Weather update: it's not looking too great in Sofia were there has been torrential rain which will make for a skiddy playing surface. It's a cool 6 degrees in the Bulgarian capital.

France coach Didier Deschamps will be pondering who to field in attack in Sofia tonight. Kylian Mbappé or Oliver Giroud could partner Antoine Griezmann up front if Deschamps opts for a 4-4-2 line-up although he may want to revert back to the old 4-3-3 formation and play Alexandre Lacazette alongside his front two. Thomas Lemar is another option for France who are expected to put out an attacking team as this is a match they need to win - a draw might not be enough.

Good morning! We are building up to the penultimate Group A fixture between Bulgaria and France. All of the information on the game, team news and form, can be found a little further down the page. 

FINALIZA EL PARTIDO

92' Falta Falta de Sidibé. Zancadillea a Slavchev.

91' Falta Tolisso comete falta. Zancadillea a Bozhidar Kraev.

90' Tarjeta Amarilla Amonestación a Giroud.

90' Falta Giroud comete falta.

89' Falta Falta de Ivaylo Dimitrov.

88' Falta Falta de Giroud.

87' Falta Falta de Zanev.

86' Cambio Ivaylo Dimitrov entra por Manolev.

85' Centro al área Centro al área de Zanev de jugada personal. El balón sale despejado.

84' Cambio Giroud sustituye a Kylian Mbappe.

81' Centro al área Delev saca una falta. Se pierde el balón.

80' Falta Falta de Rabiot. Zancadillea a Delev.

79' Falta Falta de Varane. Zancadillea a Delev.

78' Falta Falta de Bozhidar Kraev.

78' Falta Falta de Slavchev.

75' Cambio Payet ocupa el puesto de Lacazette.

74' Centro al área Centro al área de Delev sacando una falta. El balón sale despejado.

74' Falta Sidibé comete falta.

72' Centro al área Manolev realiza jugada personal. Se fustra la oportunidad, se pierde el balón.

70' Remate Remate de Kylian Mbappe con el pie derecho. Ha recibido el balón de Matuidi. Un rechace acaba con el peligro.

68' Centro al área Centro al área de Slavchev realiza jugada personal. Se pierde el balón.

68' Centro al área Strahil Popov realiza jugada personal. El balón sale despejado.

68' Centro al área G. Kostadinov de jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

67' Falta Falta de Nedelev. Zancadillea a Kylian Mbappe.

66' Tarjeta Amarilla Amarilla a G. Kostadinov.

66' Falta G. Kostadinov comete falta. Zancadillea a Tolisso.

64' Centro al área Sidibé de jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

62' Centro al área Centro al área de Kylian Mbappe realiza jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

61' Centro al área Centro al área de Sidibé de jugada personal. Se pierde el balón.

61' Tarjeta Amarilla Tarjeta amarilla a Bozhidar Kraev.

60' Falta Bozhidar Kraev comete falta. Zancadillea a Varane.

60' Falta Falta de Delev. Zancadillea a Rabiot.

59' Centro al área Centro al área de Digne de jugada personal.

59' Falta Falta de Nedelev.

57' Centro al área Centro al área de Strahil Popov realiza jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

55' Kylian Mbappe estaba en fuera de juego al recibir el esférico.

54' Falta Falta de Bozhidar Kraev. Zancadillea a Tolisso.

51' Centro al área Manolev realiza jugada personal. El balón sale despejado.

51' Centro al área Centro al área de Nedelev realiza jugada personal.

50' Tarjeta Amarilla Amonestación a Zanev.

48' Juego parado para atender a un jugador.

48' Falta Zanev comete falta. Zancadillea a Tolisso.

48' Remate Ocasión de Manolev con la derecha. Después de una jugada individual. El balón ha ido fuera.

47' Remate Oportunidad de Bojikov con la derecha. Ha rematado una falta lanzada por G. Kostadinov. El balón acaba rechazado.

47' Centro al área Centro al área de Nedelev saca una falta. El balón sale despejado.

47' Cambio Bozhidar Kraev ocupa el puesto de Andrej Galabinov.

46' Falta Digne comete falta. Ha tocado el balón con la mano.

Remate Oportunidad de Delev con la izquierda. Ha recibido el balón de Nedelev. El balón ha ido fuera.

INICIO DE LA SEGUNDA PARTE

FIN DE LA PRIMERA PARTE

45' Centro al área Strahil Popov de jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

45' Remate Remate de Kylian Mbappe con el pie izquierdo.Fuera.

45' Remate Remate de Griezmann con el pie izquierdo. Ha lanzado una falta directa. Un rechace acaba con el peligro.

44' Falta G. Kostadinov comete falta.

42' Falta Falta de Andrej Galabinov.

41' Centro al área Centro al área de Manolev realiza jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

41' Falta Lacazette comete falta.

39' Centro al área Centro al área de Griezmann realiza un lanzamiento de esquina. El balón es despejado.

38' Centro al área Centro al área de Griezmann de saque de falta.

37' Falta Bojikov comete falta. Zancadillea a Griezmann.

36' Remate Ocasión de Slavchev con la derecha. Tras jugada individual. La pelota se ha ido fuera.

36' Remate Oportunidad de G. Kostadinov con la cabeza. A pase de Delev. Para Lloris.

36' Remate Oportunidad de Nedelev con la izquierda. A pase de Strahil Popov. Se hace con el balón Lloris.

35' Centro al área Strahil Popov realiza jugada personal.

34' Falta Sidibé comete falta. Zancadillea a Manolev.

33' Cambio Rabiot entra por Kante.

32' Juego parado para atender a un jugador.

30' Delev estaba en fuera de juego al recibir el esférico.

30' Falta Varane comete falta.

29' Remate Ocasión de Varane con la cabeza. Tras un córner lanzado por Griezmann. Fuera.

29' Centro al área Centro al área de Griezmann lanza desde la esquina. A porteria sin problemas para el portero.

28' Remate Remate de Lacazette con la derecha. A pase de Kylian Mbappe. Un rechace acaba con el peligro.

27' Centro al área Centro al área de Manolev realiza jugada personal. El balón es despejado.

27' Centro al área Centro al área de Griezmann saca una falta. El balón es despejado.

26' Falta Delev comete falta. Zancadillea a Sidibé.

25' Remate Oportunidad de Griezmann con la izquierda. A pase de Kylian Mbappe. El balón ha ido fuera.

24' Centro al área Centro al área de Tolisso de jugada personal. Despeja el balón Plamen Iliev.

23' Falta Lacazette comete falta. Zancadillea a Zanev.

20' Falta Tolisso comete falta. Ha tocado el balón con la mano.

19' Fuera de juego de Andrej Galabinov.

19' Falta Falta de Tolisso. Zancadillea a G. Kostadinov.

18' Remate Oportunidad de Tolisso con la derecha. Ha recibido el balón de Lacazette. El balón ha ido fuera.

17' Centro al área Kylian Mbappe de jugada personal. Se fustra la oportunidad, se pierde el balón.

16' Centro al área Centro al área de Griezmann lanza un corner. Atrapa el balón Plamen Iliev.

14' Remate Ocasión de Matuidi con la derecha.Fuera.

14' Centro al área Griezmann realiza un lanzamiento de esquina. El balón sale despejado.

14' Remate Remate de Kylian Mbappe con la izquierda. Ha recibido el balón de Kante. Plamen Iliev se hace con la pelota.

13' Centro al área Tolisso realiza jugada personal. Plamen Iliev despeja el balón.

13' Centro al área Centro al área de Digne de jugada personal.

12' Centro al área Centro al área de Strahil Popov realiza jugada personal. Se fustra la oportunidad, se pierde el balón.

8' Tarjeta Amarilla Tarjeta amarilla a Slavchev.

8' Falta Slavchev comete falta.

7' Falta Varane comete falta. Zancadillea a Delev.

5' Falta Slavchev comete falta.

4' Falta Strahil Popov comete falta. Zancadillea a Lacazette.

4' Centro al área Nedelev lanza un corner. El balón sale despejado.

4' Remate Oportunidad de Nedelev con la izquierda. Tras una falta sacada por Nikolay Bodurov. Fuera.

3' Falta Kante comete falta. Ha tocado el balón con la mano.

2' Goal scored by Matuidi (0-1) Gol de Matuidi (0-1) con la zurda. A pase de Griezmann. Escudo Bulgaria Bulgaria 0 Badge Francia France 1

2' Centro al área Digne realiza jugada personal.

Falta Delev comete falta.

COMIENZA LA PRIMERA PARTE

END OF MATCH

92' Foul Foul by Sidibé. Trips Slavchev.

91' Foul Foul by Tolisso. Trips Bozhidar Kraev.

90' Yellow card Yellow card to Giroud.

90' Foul Foul by Giroud.

89' Foul Foul by Ivaylo Dimitrov.

88' Foul Foul by Giroud.

87' Foul It's a foul by Zanev.

86' Substitution Off goes Manolev and on comes Ivaylo Dimitrov.

85' Zanev in an individual move. The ball is cleared.

84' Substitution Giroud comes on for Kylian Mbappe.

81' Delev taking a free kick. Chance missed, the ball is out of play.

80' Foul It's a foul by Rabiot. Trips Delev.

79' Foul It's a foul by Varane. Trips Delev.

78' Foul It's a foul by Bozhidar Kraev.

78' Foul It's a foul by Slavchev.

75' Substitution Off goes Lacazette and on comes Payet.

74' Delev taking a free kick. The ball is cleared.

74' Foul It's a foul by Sidibé.

72' Manolev makes an individual move. Chance missed, the ball is out of play.

70' Goal chance for Kylian Mbappe. with right foot. The pass was from Matuidi. The ball is cleared.

68' Slavchev puts in a cross. makes an individual move. Chance missed, the ball is out of play.

68' Strahil Popov puts in a cross. makes an individual move. The ball is cleared.

68' G. Kostadinov puts in a cross. in an individual move. The ball is cleared.

67' Foul It's a foul by Nedelev. Trips Kylian Mbappe.

66' Yellow card Yellow card to G. Kostadinov.

66' Foul It's a foul by G. Kostadinov. Trips Tolisso.

64' Sidibé in an individual move. The ball is cleared.

62' Kylian Mbappe in an individual move. The ball is cleared.

61' Sidibé puts in a cross. makes an individual move. Chance missed, the ball is out of play.

61' Yellow card Yellow card to Bozhidar Kraev.

60' Foul It's a foul by Bozhidar Kraev. Trips Varane.

60' Foul It's a foul by Delev. Trips Rabiot.

59' Digne makes an individual move.

59' Foul It's a foul by Nedelev.

57' Strahil Popov in an individual move. The ball is cleared.

55' Kylian Mbappe was offside when he got the ball.

54' Foul It's a foul by Bozhidar Kraev. Trips Tolisso.

51' Manolev puts in a cross. makes an individual move. The ball is cleared.

51' Nedelev puts in a cross. makes an individual move.

50' Yellow card Yellow card to Zanev.

48' Match temporarily paused.

48' Foul It's a foul by Zanev. Trips Tolisso.

48' Goal chance for Manolev. with right foot. After an individual move. Out of play.

47' Chance for Bojikov. with right foot. After a free kick by G. Kostadinov. The danger ends when the ball is finally cleared.

47' Nedelev puts in a cross. taking a free kick. The ball is cleared.

47' Substitution Bozhidar Kraev comes on for Andrej Galabinov.

46' Foul Foul by Digne. Touches the ball with his hand.

Goal chance for Delev. with left foot. After a pass from Nedelev. The ball is out of play.

START OF SECOND HALF

END OF FIRST HALF

45' Strahil Popov in an individual move. The ball is cleared.

45' Goal chance for Kylian Mbappe. with left foot.The ball is out of play.

45' Chance for Griezmann. with left foot. Has taken a direct free kick The ball is cleared.

44' Foul It's a foul by G. Kostadinov.

42' Foul It's a foul by Andrej Galabinov.

41' Manolev makes an individual move. The ball is cleared.

41' Foul Foul by Lacazette.

39' Griezmann puts in a cross. takes a corner-kick. The ball is cleared.

38' Griezmann puts in a cross. taking a free kick.

37' Foul It's a foul by Bojikov. Trips Griezmann.

36' Chance for Slavchev. with right foot. After an individual move. The ball is out of play.

36' G. Kostadinov shoots. Header After a pass from Delev. Lloris takes the ball.

36' Chance for Nedelev. with left foot. The pass was from Strahil Popov. Lloris takes the ball.

35' Strahil Popov puts in a cross. in an individual move.

34' Foul Foul by Sidibé. Trips Manolev.

33' Substitution Off goes Kante and on comes Rabiot.

32' Match temporarily paused.

30' Delev was offside.

30' Foul Foul by Varane.

29' Goal chance for Varane. Header After a corner taken by Griezmann. The ball is out of play.

29' Griezmann puts in a cross. takes a corner. Shot to goal, easy save for the goalkeeper.

28' Lacazette shoots. with right foot. He got the ball from Kylian Mbappe. The danger ends when the ball is finally cleared.

27' Manolev puts in a cross. in an individual move. The ball is cleared.

27' Griezmann puts in a cross. taking a free kick. The ball is cleared.

26' Foul Foul by Delev. Trips Sidibé.

25' Griezmann shoots. with left foot. The pass was from Kylian Mbappe. The ball is out of play.

24' Tolisso in an individual move. Plamen Iliev clears the ball.

23' Foul It's a foul by Lacazette. Trips Zanev.

20' Foul Foul by Tolisso. Touches the ball with his hand.

19' Andrej Galabinov was offside when he got the ball.

19' Foul It's a foul by Tolisso. Trips G. Kostadinov.

18' Goal chance for Tolisso. with right foot. After a pass from Lacazette. The ball is out of play.

17' Kylian Mbappe makes an individual move. Chance missed, the ball is out of play.

16' Griezmann puts in a cross. takes a corner. Plamen Iliev catches the ball.

14' Matuidi shoots. with right foot.The ball is out of play.

14' Griezmann puts in a cross. takes a corner. The ball is cleared.

14' Kylian Mbappe shoots. with left foot. He got the ball from Kante. Plamen Iliev saves.

13' Tolisso makes an individual move. Plamen Iliev clears the ball.

13' Digne in an individual move.

12' Strahil Popov in an individual move. The ball goes out of play.

8' Yellow card Yellow card to Slavchev.

8' Foul It's a foul by Slavchev.

7' Foul It's a foul by Varane. Trips Delev.

5' Foul It's a foul by Slavchev.

4' Foul Foul by Strahil Popov. Trips Lacazette.

4' Nedelev takes a corner. The ball is cleared.

4' Nedelev shoots. with left foot. After a free kick by Nikolay Bodurov. The ball is out of play.

3' Foul It's a foul by Kante. Touches the ball with his hand.

2' Goal by Matuidi (0-1) Goal by Matuidi (0-1) with left foot. After a pass from Griezmann. Escudo Bulgaria Bulgaria 0 Badge Francia France 1

2' Digne puts in a cross. makes an individual move.

Foul Foul by Delev.

START OF FIRST HALF

Line-ups

Bulgaria

Petar Hubchev

4-4-2 (D.P.)

  • 19 Ivaylo Dimitrov
    On for Manolev
  • 12 Bozhidar Kraev
    On for Andrej Galabinov
    Yellow Card
  • 14 Anton Nedyalkov
  • 4 Bozhidar Chorbadzhiyski
  • 20 Martin Raynov
  • 17 Cvetomir Panov
  • 23 Blagoy Makendzhiev
  • 1 Mitrev
  • 22 Aleksandar Tsvetkov
  • 21 Kristiyan Malinov
Francia

Didier Deschamps

4-3-3

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