France’s defeat by Turkey has worried Didier Deschamps, the coach. Used to the world champions winning, the beating will have consequences.
That will be shown by the line up that he puts out tonight against Andorra (8.45pm CET), where L’Equipe are talking openly about Samuel Umtiti being replaced. The Barca centre-back was blamed for some of the trouble Les Bleus had against the Turks and in France it is being discussed how his performance has been affected by the knee injury he has had all season long.
His Barcelona team-mate Clement Lenglet is poised to take his place in the starting line up, alongside Raphael Varane who is a fixture in the side.
Leo Dubois and Ferland Mendy, the latter of whom is poised to join Real Madrid, are likely to play at fullback either side.
Lenglet finally made it into the France squad after impressing for Barca this season alongside Gerard Pique.