TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A win over Georgia and a favor from Finland are just what France needs in World Cup qualifying.
The French are second in Group I, one point behind Spain, which plays at Finland on Friday while France visits Georgia.
After the match in Tbilisi, France travels to play Belarus on Tuesday.
The Spanish are the favorites to win the group with the match at Finland followed by home games against Belarus and Georgia. But Finland has already shown it can play with Spain, holding the world champions to a 1-1 draw in March.