France on the brink of exit

FRANCE will miss their first international tournament finals since 1994 if they fail to overturn a 2-0 deficit against Ukraine in their World Cup qualifying play-off second leg in Paris tonight.

Elsewhere, a first-leg goal from Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo gives Portugal a 1-0 advantage when they travel to Sweden tonight.

Iceland are 90 minutes away from reaching their first international tournament. They held Croatia to a 0-0 draw at home on Friday and will bank on the “favourites” tag having a detrimental effect on tonight’s hosts in Zagreb.

Euro 2004 winners Greece hold a 3-1 lead from the first leg against Romania who are aiming to reach their first World Cup finals since 1998.