Picking France's 2018 World Cup Squad After End of Qualification Campaign

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Bleacher Report—France have made heavier weather than many would have imagined of their World Cup qualification campaign, needing to win their last game in order to be sure of booking their passage to Russia 2018. Fortunately, that game was against Belarus at home, and even Didier Deschamps' apparent attempt to suck all the joy out of what might just be the most talented squad in world football was not enough to stop Les Bleus from making it. The 2-1 scoreline was not exactly the convincing victory fans would...

Picking Spain's 2018 World Cup Squad After End of Qualification Campaign. Spain have cruised through their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign, only being briefly troubled by Italy but still finishing top in some style and ensuring they will be ready to challenge the game's elite in Russia next year. Manager Julen Lopetegui used the recent international break to test out one or two new faces in his squad, and those players will hope to have impressed enough to earn a place in the final 23—though they'll have to maintain club form for that too. The Spain boss has kept...