October 10, 2017 / 8:41 PM / in 12 days

France qualify for 2018 World Cup finals

SAINT-DENIS, France (Reuters) - France qualified for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia with a 2-1 home victory over Belarus on Tuesday to finish top of Group A.

Soccer Football - 2018 World Cup Qualifications - Europe - France vs Belarus - Stade de France, Paris, France - October 10, 2017 France's Blaise Matuidi in action with Belarus’ Maksim Skavysh REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Les Bleus, who have not missed a World Cup finals since 1994, prevailed thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Toby Davis

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