Oct 10th, 2019, 03:58 AM

France vs. Turkey: Was it a Revenge?

By Rosie Liu
The logo of France National Football Team (Cr. Rosie Liu)
Did France push through setbacks?

As the next European international break is coming up soon, individuals were more than ready to see the France National Football Team gather together again. Their official Instagram shared images and videos of the players' training, which made the fans ecstatic to see their players again. Last week, France played against Iceland and Turkey in the UEFA European Championship Qualifier games. 

Most fans were anticipated to see the game between France and Turkey as these two nations are currently the top two of the qualifying group (group H). France was defeated by Turkey back in June with a 2-0 loss. Fans were eager to see a rematch game, but many of Frances' players had some setbacks that could have impacted their chances of a victory game. 

Some of these setbacks included Kylian Mbappé, a striker, who had a thigh injury from a previous game, was set to play in the games. After the players' list was released- individuals were excited to see the player back on the field, but this didn't last long. the Football Federation announced he would not be playing in either game due to his injury not being fully recovered. The captain and goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris also had an injury from a previous game against Brighton. This injury to his elbow is set to keep him out until 2020. Can France overcome not having its powerful striker and captain? 

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A Previous Win for France / credit: gettyimages

Nevertheless, there were still many players to look forward to. The famous midfielder, N'Golo Kanté, rejoined the National Team during this round as his ankle has finally recovered. Some fans were also excited to see Benjamin Pavard back on the field at Stade de France taking into account his great performance playing against Tottenham in early October.

Through these setbacks involving players, the France National Team played a good game and was the first to score, with Turkey following closely behind. The game ended in a tie, leaving both teams as qualifiers in group H. In the stadium there were fans of both teams, which surely made this game one to watch. There are two games left in the qualifiers, and the next international break will be the last chance for us to see the French National Team together for a short amount of time! 

You can find the last two upcoming games and their scheduled times here!