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Edin Dzeko and Antoine Griezmann scored when France and Bosnia and Herzegovina drew 1-1 in qualifying for the World Cup, and Jules Kounde saw red for Les Bleus early in the second half.
The visitors took the lead just before the break when Dzeko punished Thomas Lemar for a loose pass by kicking home from outside the area.
Minutes later, Dzeko went from hero to villain, when he headed a France corner in the back of Antoine Griezmann and the ball went over the line.
Shortly after the break, the home team was reduced to ten. Kounde was the culprit, he blew up Sead Kolasinac and was initially shown a yellow card before a VAR review led to him being upgraded to red.
Despite having a one-man lead, Bosnia and Herzegovina did not dominate the ball and France seized the best opportunities after sending off. In the end they had to settle for a third consecutive draw on French soil.
Here are the ratings of the game’s France players …
Hugo Lloris (GK) – 6/10 – He made a smart save on a Miralem Pjanic free kick, but was well beaten on Dzeko’s first goal.
Jules Kounde (RB) – 3/10 – He left his side in the lurch with a dangerous and unnecessary lunge. This culminated a frustrating few days with his possible move to Chelsea failing at the last minute.
Raphael Varane (CB) – 7/10 – Composed and safe in possession, barely missing a pass all night. He scored the defense well when France was reduced to ten men.
Presnel Kimpembe (CB) – 6/10 – Impeccable step. It wasn’t tested as often, but it was reliable when called upon in defense.
Lucas Digne (LB) – 6/10 – He defended extremely well, winning the majority of his duels both on the ground and in the air. Could have been more accurate when crossing.
Paul pogba (CM) – 7/10 – He turned heads with some perfect one-inch long passes and probing balls. The most powerful midfielder creator on your team.
Jordan Veretout (CM) – 6/10 – At times he had trouble chainring Pjanic in midfield, committing a few fouls. For the most part, he did quite well on his debut. He only replaced after halftime, as he was in danger of receiving a second yellow card.
Thomas Lemar (CM) – 4/10 – His lazy pass led Dzeko to open the scoring. He didn’t look comfortable in an unfamiliar role and got hooked at halftime.
Antoine Griezmann (RW) – 7/10 – He did not know anything about the goal but they all count and it was a vital blow for his team. Quiet after that but didn’t get much service.
Karim Benzema (ST) – 10/7 – He led the line quite well, tying things together effectively. He forged several chances for those ahead of him, finishing the game with two key passes.
Kylian Mbappé (LW) – 5/10 – Every now and then it’s a waste in all honesty, but their careers from behind put the opposition to the test. He still doesn’t fit in with Benzema and Griezmann.
Aurelien Tchouameni – 7/10 – He looked much better than Lamar in midfield. It should have started. A great debut.
Leo Dubois – 6/10 – Solid but unspectacular.
Kingsley Coman – 5/10 – It failed to have an impact.
Anthony Martial – 5/10 – Quiet. He conceded an unnecessary free kick in the dying moments that could have been fatal.
Moussa Diaby – 6/10 – Another rookie.