Missing Players and team news:
Pjanic will make history this week as only the second player to hit 100 caps for his country – only behind Dzeko – and the two will be among a raft of changes that the hosts are expected to make for this crunch match. However, manager Ivaylo Petev will miss the game after returning a positive coronavirus test, so former Under-19s boss Musa is set to continue on the touchline for now. Ermedin Demirovic has returned to Freiburg and will play no part in this game, but the likes of Amer Gojak, Rade Krunic, Gojko Cimirot and Eldar Civic should all return to the first XI. One dampening aspect of France’s win at the weekend was Anthony Martial’s injury, as the Manchester United man appeared to jar his knee after getting his studs caught in the artificial turf, so he is unlikely to make the starting lineup again. Mbappe and Olivier Giroud should both earn recalls to the team this week, but Paul Pogba may not be ready for another start so soon after lasting an hour at the Astana Arena, so Adrien Rabiot is in line to partner Tanguy Ndombele in the middle after N’Golo Kante withdrew through injury. A complete reshuffle of the back four could see Deschamps recall Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe and Lucas Hernandez, as Leo Dubois, Clement Lenglet, Kurt Zouma and Lucas Digne make way.