The draw for the 2018 Football World Cup qualifiers was held on Saturday 25th July 2015 in St. Petersburg. The World cup will take place in Russia. Les bleus were placed in the second hat and, as was feared, this draw was not very kind to the French team who will be playing against some of the best teams. Here are Les Bleus’ opponents in Group A qualifiers:
How the qualifiers work : 12 teams from the European Zone (plus the host country) will travel to Russia. Remember that only the first of the group will be qualified directly for the World Cup 2018. The eight second best from group A will have a return play-off match from 9th to 14th November 2017. Nations in 3rd place or more will be eliminated. Several of these playoffs will take place at Stade de France stadium, the exact timetable and ticket reservation will be known later.