France only just managed to hold off Luc Holtz's Luxembourg at the Stade Josy Barthel to ensure that they remained at the top of Group A with a 3-1 victory.
France travel to Stade Josy Barthel on Saturday night to face bottom feeders Luxembourg in a Group A FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying match.
It wasn't smooth sailing for the hosts as Albania defended with their backs to the ball, and did concede a single goal until the 90th minute. However, France did manage to break through twice in injury time through Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet to ensure their qualification to the next stage.
Hosts France are set to kickoff Euro 2016 on Friday against Romania, but manager Didier Deschamps will be anxiously trying to patch up the holes that have been left in the team due to injuries.
Karim Benzema finally spoke about his exclusion from the squad for the Euros, claiming France head-coach Didier Deschamps bowed to racial pressure and left the Real Madrid forward out of the squad.
France manager Didier Deschamps has ruled out the possibility of including Mamadou Sakho in the squad for Euro 2016 despite the defender now being available following doping controversy.
A host of Premier League stars made it to the France national squad as Didier Deschamps released the final roster of players for the European Championships set to commence a month from now.
Kante's journey from the suburbs of Paris, to within touching distance of Premier League glory at the East Midlands club is straight out of the material for an inspiring sports flick.
Euro 2016 hosts didnot have much of competitive football, but faced tough teams on their way. Meanwhile, Russians re-energized under the new coach have turned their Euro qualification and acquired great confidence going into the match.
According to reports in England, Chelsea FC could be considering two former Blues in Didier Deschamps and Mark Hughes for the permanent manager's position at Stamford Bridge.