Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE text coverage of the World Cup qualifier between France and Finland in Group D. Could this be classed as a must-win for France? Didier Deschamps' side are without a win in five games and what's more, they'll have to do without Kylian Mbappe, who limped out of training with a calf problem. Les Bleus are still top of the group but Finland - full of confidence after qualifying for their major tournament - are hot on their heels. We'll have all the build-up followed by minute-by-minute commentary when the match starts at 19:45.

World Cup Qualification UEFA / Matchday 6
Groupama Stadium / 07.09.2021
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    Pete Sharland
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    Pete Sharland
    Updated 07/09/2021 at 21:02 GMT
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    Full-time: Antoine Griezmann is the star as France end their winless run of five games to open up a seven-point gap at the top of Group D, inflicting a first defeat on Finland in the process.
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    Much better from France tonight. Deschamps has received a fair amount of criticism during the five game winless streak, but credit where its due, he made the necessary tactical readjustments and it worked a delight.
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    There will be SEVEN minutes of added-time to play.
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    France subs: Kimpembe limps off to be replaced by Lenglet, while Griezmann receives a standing ovation as he makes way for Tchoumeni.
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    Penalty appeal! France create a real mess as they try to play it out from the back and Pukki pounces on the loose ball. The Norwich forward goes down while trying to round Lloris but after a lengthy VAR check the decision is no penalty. Meanwhile, Kimpembe needs medical attention and may not be able to continue.
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    Chance! Benzema's performance deserves a goal but once again he's denied by Hradecky who does well to push his powerful shot wide of goal.
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    France are strolling towards their first victory in six and as it stands they will move seven points clear of second-placed Ukraine.
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    France sub: Ben Yedder replaces Martial, who, despite France's domination, has not been largely involved tonight.
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    Finland sub: Alho makes way for Raitala in the visitors' fifth and final change.
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    Not on this occasion as Benzema blasts his shot straight into the Finland wall.
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    Free-kick! Benzema, who has been excellent tonight, wins a free-kick in shooting territory. Can France seal the victory in style?
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    Finland subs: Kairinen and Jensen are on for Nissila and Pohjanpalo.
    Urho Nissilä
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    Kaan Kairinen
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    Kaan Kairinen
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    Finland
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    Finland's yellow cards are beginning to rack up quickly here as Arajuuri is cautioned.
    Paulus Arajuuri
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    Finland
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    Just wide! Pogba chips a pass over the Finnish defence, Benzema controls and lays it off to Griezmann who fires wide on the slide.
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    France sub: Nordi Mukiele comes on for Dubois.
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    Pukki goes into the book as Finland's frustrations increase.
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    Finland subs: Valakari and Soiri come on for Schuller and Uronen in what is an attacking double switch from the visitors.
    Rasmus Schüller
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    Rasmus Schüller
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    Finland
    Onni Valakari
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    Onni Valakari
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