Antoine Griezmann warmed up for the World Cup in style with a man of the match performance in the Europa League final on Wednesday night.
The French forward scored Atletico Madrid’s first two goals as his side cruised past Marseille 3-0 in Lyon, with Gabi netting late on to gloss the result.
A relatively straightforward group consisting of Australia, Peru and Denmark means Les Bleus could well collect nine points on their way to the knockouts – a selection which is 8/5 (2.60) with dabblebet.
However, both the 2002 and 2010 saw major disappointments for France as they were knocked out in the group stages both times and those past failures will still likely loom over the head of the players.
It is worth noting that this squad has the ability to achieve more than either of their last two and with the likes of Griezmann up front looking to build upon his Europa League final performance, Les Bleus could be worth keeping an eye on in Russia.