France travel to Amsterdam on Friday evening to face fellow Group B contenders Netherlands, needing only one more win to secure a place at Euro 2024 with two games to spare.
So far, Les Bleus have blown the competition out of the water, taking 15 points out of a possible 15, while Oranje are six points worse off than their next opponents, despite having a game in hand.
The Netherlands have played one fewer game than their Euro 2024 qualifying Group B counterparts coming into October’s internationals due to their failure in the Nations League finals, where losses to Croatia and Italy made it four defeats from five for Ronald Koeman’s struggling side.
Defeat in the Nations League inspired Oranje for a return to qualification duty last month, as the Netherlands reignited their bid for a top-two finish with back-to-back wins over Greece and the Republic of Ireland, scoring five goals and conceding just one.
France, on the other hand, maintained their flawless start to qualifying Group B – and their excellent defensive record – by outscoring the Republic of Ireland twice without reply.
The two teams faced each other in the first round of the Euro 2024 qualifiers in March, but the Dutch were beaten 4-0 by Les Bleus.