League A Group 3 is already decided in favor of the hosts, but the visitors remain at risk of relegation from the Nations League top tier.
France play Sweden in the final matchday of the Nations League A Group 3 at the Stade de France on Tuesday.
The world champions have already booked their place in next year’s finals. However, they are unlikely to feel too hospitable towards their upcoming Scandinavian opponents and instead will be looking to wind up the group stages of the competition in style.
Sweden, meanwhile, carry a serious danger of getting dumped to League B as they sit rock-bottom of the group.
France vs Sweden Form:
The hosts guaranteed group top spot and qualification into the finals by overcoming defending champions Portugal 1-0 in their last match.
They suffered a shock friendly defeat at the hands of Finland but will be happy going into the next game on the back of a measured display against Portugal.
With the job already done, Didier Deschamps could use Tuesday night’s match as a testing ground for trying out new tactics and squad rotation.
The Swedes carry a record of five losses in the seven games – and it could only get worse on Tuesday. Struggles on both sides of the pitch have been witnessed Janne Andersson’s side, with the team having scored just three while letting in nine goals.
Sweden have managed to grind out just three points from five games, level with third-placed Croatia, and the upcoming match will decide their fate in the competition.
France vs Sweden Head-to-head:
Les Bleus hold a clear advantage over their upcoming opponents in head to head record, having won 11 of the 22 previous clashes. Six of those meetings have ended in a stalemate.
France vs Sweden Team News:
Marcus Thuram could be handed his first competitive start for the national team while Clement Lenglet, Lucas Digne, Corentin Tolisso could all feature in the starting XI with Deschamps expected to rotate his troops.
Albin Ekdal, who is serving a suspension after receiving his second booking of the tournament at the weekend, meanwhile, will be unavailable for the visitors.