SAINT DENIS, Oct. 10, 2017 (AMP) — Russia 2018 (European Qualifiers) : France defeated Belarus by a score of 2-1 (halftime: 2-1), in a World Cup qualifying game on Tuesday night at the Stade de France in Saint Denis.
All the action happened in the first half, with goals from Antoine Griezmann ('27) and Olivier Giroud ('33).France secured their ticket to the World Cup finals. Belarus is eliminated.
Fixtures and Results : Group A
France at the World Cup
- 1 title (1998)
- 14 appearances (first in 1930)
- 21 participations in the qualifications (first in 1930)
- Statistics: Champions (1998) Runners-up (2006) Third Place (1958, 1986) Fourth Place (1982)
Belarus at the World Cup
- Never qualified
- 6 participations in the qualifications (first in 1998)