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France vs Ireland: Ireland Faces Uphill Battle Against 2022 World Cup Finalists France in Euro 2024 Qualification Showdown

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The Republic of Ireland is gearing up for a challenging showdown against 2022 World Cup finalists, France, in a crucial Euro 2024 qualification match. Ireland finds themselves in a tough spot with only three points from their three games in Group B, trailing the two-time world champions by a significant nine-point margin. To make matters worse, Ireland will be missing star striker Evan Ferguson, who sustained a knee injury despite a remarkable hat-trick in Brighton’s recent victory over Newcastle. Captain Seamus Coleman, Michael Obafemi, and Matt Doherty are also unavailable, further complicating their prospects.

France, on the other hand, faces their own challenges with Liverpool’s Ibrahima Konate sidelined due to injury, potentially opening the door for Arsenal’s William Saliba. Lucas Hernandez could earn his first international start since the World Cup, while Kylian Mbappe is set to lead the French attack. France boasts an impressive unbeaten streak of eight matches against Ireland since their 1981 World Cup qualifier defeat, making this clash a significant test for the Boys in Green.