Was outdone by Franck Ribery for the penalty decision and was at fault for Paul Pogba's first international goal. Had a relatively easy first half, but struggled in the second.
Not the most impressive outing from the centre-back, as the movement of Ribery to cut inside from the left caused all sorts of problems for him.
Tried to maraud down the left whenever possible, trying his luck audaciously on two occasions, but really struggled against the pace of Valbuena.
Did well to win the header for his goal, though Lloris' poor goalkeeping allowed for it to creep over the line. Stood up to the task of keeping Giroud with his back to goal.
Didn't have the most solid of games, as Valbuena enjoyed great freedom down the right hand side, and sometimes lacked cover from Bordachev.
Lacklustre in comparison to Hleb, Dragun attempted to play off the last man, which didn't see him have much luck. Caught offside in avoidable situations.
Marauded up and down the right flank for the entirety of the first half, going close to opening the scoring. Great energy, but lacked the execution.
A battling performance from the midfielder, the Lokomotiv man was key in the pressing of Belarus in the first half. As the game progressed, fatigue became an issue.
A silky performance from the former Barcelona man, he showed flashes of which he featured in many quality leagues. His close control and dribbling toyed with the France defence in the first half.
Rattled a powerful effort inside the near post, despite suspect goalkeeping from Lloris, to give his side something to hold on to.
Was unfortunate to be caught offside after a couple of good runs and looked lively when dropping in from the front line in the first 45 minutes. Disappeared after the break.
A terrible and forgettable performance on his 50th appearance for les Bleus, as he clawed a Filippenko header into his own net, before palming a strong Kalachev drive inside his near post.
Struggled against the combination of Balanovich and Hleb down the right hand side in the first half, as the opposition's duo left him baffled with the contrasting pace and technical ability.
Covered well at times and won some important headers. Dragun was kept quiet by himself and his defensive partner.
Won a few good headers to defuse dangerous situations, but wasn't asked a great deal of questions over the course of the match.
Didn't allow Belarus any joy down the left and grew into the game more as Bordachev tired, linking up well with Matuidi and Pogba especially.
His physical attributes came to the fore in the first half, as Belarus pressed effectively and readily, making him a useful force in the centre of the park.
A composed performance from the Juventus man, as his calmness permitted for France to retain the ball well once they were ahead. Took his first international goal well, firing home a loose ball from eight yards out.
A man-of-the-match performance from the Bayern Munich winger, as his penalty and second goal turned les Bleus' fortunes around. Dangerous throughout and always looked the most likely to make the difference.
Caused plenty of problems down the left-hand side, putting in a particularly good ball for Ribery's second goal. Struggled with his corner deliveries, however.
A tough game for the Arsenal hitman, as he didn't get brilliant service throughout. The physically imposing three centre-halves for Belarus didn't help his cause and, bar one opportunity, he fed on scraps.
A quiet performance from the Marseille man, who merely popped up to try his luck on two occasions in the first half. Deservedly the first player to be substituted.