Monday's World Cup qualifying preview: Netherlands host France, Portugal go to Faroes
Last Updated: 10/10/16 7:12pm
France travel to the Netherlands in World Cup qualifying on Monday with both sides looking to continue their unbeaten start.
Netherlands captain Wesley Sneijder has been ruled out the France clash, having hobbled off at half-time against Belarus.
Sneijder had hoped to recover in time for the meeting with the Euro 2016 runners-up at the Amsterdam Arena, though manager Danny Blind had anticipated his absence and called up Feyenoord's Tonny Vilhenna as cover on Saturday.
France manager Didier Deschamps criticised Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba after the win over Bulgaria, saying he "can do better" as they go into their toughest match of the campaign so far.
"I don't like evaluating one player individually," Deschamps told reporters after the game. "[Pogba] alternated between good things and less good things.
"Paul can and must do better. He knows that."
Elsewhere in Group A, Sweden, also on four points from their two games, host Bulgaria and Belarus host Luxembourg with both looking for their first victory. Both games are live on Sky Sports.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal go to the Faroe Islands in Group B, live on Sky Sports, fresh from their 6-0 win at home against Andorra on Friday.
They have three points from their first two games and are looking to catch up with leaders Switzerland, who have six points and travel to Andorra.
Elsewhere in Group B, Latvia host struggling Hungary in Riga, with the hosts looking for their second win in three games.
Roberto Martinez's Belgium will fancy themselves to make it three wins out of three as they go to Gibraltar, live on Sky Sports, while Greece, who also have two wins out of two, travel to Estonia.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, who have three points, host Cyprus in Zenica.