Preview: France vs Turkey
When Group H was announced, many expected France to be sitting on top spot and Turkey and likely Icleand to be fighting it out for second place. However, Turkey has managed to surprise everyone, and after six rounds, still continues to hang on to their place on top of the group after handing the reigning World Cup winners their only defeat so far in EURO 2020 qualifying. In addition, since then, they've been determined to keep on going toe-to-toe with Didier Deschamps's side and have not dropped any points, which makes this upcoming match that more decisive.
France, naturally, will be keen on getting revenge on Turkey for their earlier defeat, and even better for Les Bleus is the fact that they will be playing this leg in front of their home fans. In addition, Turkey's sole defeat did come on the road - when they slipped up in a 2-1 loss to Iceland - so given France's formidable home record, they will certainly be fancying their chances in picking up all three points here.
That being said, Turkey have been in excellent form under Senol Gunes. They come into this game having won eight of their last nine fixtures and would certainly relish doing a double over the reigning World Cup winners, but that will be easier said than done. Nonetheless, what's very impressive with Turkey is that the only two goals they have conceded was during their surprise loss to Iceland. Other from that, they've shut out all their opponents - so will France be able to break down the Turkish wall on Monday?
Match facts: France vs Turkey
- France have won 6 of their last 7 EURO matches...
- ...however, so have Turkey...
- ...and in addition, Turkey have kept clean sheets in six of their last seven EURO qualifying matches
Team news: France vs Turkey
France: Kylian Mbappe, Paul Pogba, and Hugo Lloris are all out for this clash due to injuries. Meanwhile, Chelsea star N'Golo Kante could be in doubt after having to miss his team's recent match against Iceland after suffering a muscular injury during the warm-up, and will have to be evaluated as the game draws nearer.
Turkey: The visitors have no new injury concerns ahead of this game.
How they compare: France vs Turkey
The battle for top spot in Group H is on! Here's how France in Turkey compare ahead of their crunch showdown on Monday:
Where to watch France vs Turkey live on October 14, 2019
In the USA, tune in to France vs Turkey on ESPN+.
Can't make it to the Stade de France? Fans in France can cheer on Les Bleus via M6 and M6.fr.
TRT 1 will be showing the game in Turkey.
Live elsewhere? Here are your options to follow the match:
France vs Turkey Broadcast Information
Stadium: Stade de France (Paris)
Canada: TSN GO
France: M6, M6.fr
India: Sony LIV
Malaysia: Astro Go, Astro SuperSport 2
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Nigeria: Startimes Sports Focus, DStv Now, StarTimes App, SuperSport 4 Africa
Portugal: Sport TV LIVE, Sport TV3
Turkey: TRT 1
United Kingdom: NOW TV, Sky Go UK, SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event
United States: fuboTV, ESPN+, ESPN App