Preview: France vs. Ukraine - team news and lineups




France take the first step towards defending their World Cup crown on Wednesday when they welcome Ukraine to the Stade de France in qualification Group D on Wednesday evening.

The hosts will be eyeing a comfortable route to Qatar over the next year, while Ukraine are bidding to qualify for the finals for the first time since 2006.

France possible starting lineup:
Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Kante, Pogba, Ndombele; Griezmann; Martial, Giroud

Ukraine possible starting lineup:
Pyatov; Karavaev, Matvienko, Kryvtsov, Sobol; Sydorchuk, Zinchenko, Malinovskyi; Marlos, Yaremchuk, Konoplyanka


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