With France going down 2-0 in Kyiv last night to Ukraine, its’ going to be very difficult for them to now qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil, although not impossible.
Didier Deschamps – could be curtains for French manager
The second leg is next Tuesday night in Paris, and you can bet the French team will go all out for an early goal, but that could be difficult against a Ukraine side that manager Mikhail Fomenko has transformed since he took them over at the start of the year.
In the eleven games Mikhail has been manager, Ukraine are unbeaten having won nine of them and drawn two – one against England, and they have conceded only two goals and none in the last eight games.
So that makes it difficult for France to score at least two goals in Paris next Tuesday night, if they are to have any chance of qualifying for Brazil next summer.
Contrast that record to that of France manager Didier Deschamps, who looked to be bringing France back after three successive wins, but since he took over after the European Championships last year from Laurent Blanc, his record id not a good one.
And f France don’t qualify for the finals fit will be the first tome since 1994, when Didier Deschamps was in the French team that failed to qualify for the Finals in the US, and Didier could well be fired.
His record as the France manager is played 17, won 7 drawn four and lost six for a win percentage of 41.8 and a loss percentage of 35, which for a French manager is not good.
That compares to Blanc’s record at France of played 27 won 16 drawn seven and lost four for a win percentage of almost 60% and a loss percentage of 15.
We hope France can get through for the sake of our French players, but it’s going to be really difficult against a strong and resourceful Ukraine side next Tuesday night.
What do you think?
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