France have already qualified for Euro 2024 as group winners but will expect to continue their dominant run of form when they host minnows Gibraltar on Saturday.
Didier Deschamps is expected to rotate his squad and give some of his fringe players the chance to play – a decision which has been partly forced upon him due to injuries to both Ibrahima Konate and Eduardo Camavinga.
Here’s how the boss could set up for this one.
GK: Brice Samba – Mike Maignan is the obvious starter but expect Samba to get the nod, although he’s unlikely to be particularly busy considering Gibraltar are yet to score in qualification.
RB: Jonathan Clauss – Clauss is the only natural right-back in the squad but both Axel Disasi and Jules Kounde could share the minutes if rotation is necessary.
CB: William Saliba – Deschamps called out Saliba in the build-up to the game, challenging the Arsenal centre-back to switch his mindset and maintain his club form at international level.
CB: Lucas Hernandez – France are overflowing with options at centre-back but this game should be a nice opportunity for Lucas to continue his readjustment to life in international football.
LB: Theo Hernandez – Lining up alongside his brother, Theo will hardly be doing much defending here.
DM: Warren Zaire-Emery – In line for his senior debut just two months after his first appearance for the Under-21s, Zaire-Emery has taken French football by storm.
DM: Adrien Rabiot – With both Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni out injured, Rabiot has become the reliable head in midfield.
RM: Ousmane Dembele – Dembele appears to have emerged unscathed from the challenge that may cost Camavinga the next eight weeks of his career.
AM: Antoine Griezmann – It’s hard to imagine this France team without Griezmann in the 10, such is his importance to his country.
LM: Kylian Mbappe – If Mbappe is fit, he plays. Them’s the rules.
ST: Marcus Thuram – There’s a lot of competition for minutes in attack so Deschamps may opt to give Thuram the chance to impress.