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D-Day for internationals

Posted on 11 October 2011  - 12:00

It's make-or-break tonight for a number of our internationals in Euro 2012 qualifying.

It's make-or-break tonight for a number of our internationals in Euro 2012 qualifying.

The most intriguing match is argubly at the Stade de France, where Younes Kaboul's France take on Bosnia & Herzegovina in a shoot-out for top spot in Group D and a place in next summer's finals in Poland/Ukraine.

France are top of the group by a point from Bosnia & Herzegovina after both countries won their penultimate matches on Friday. A draw will be good enough for the home team.

Our Croatian trio of Vedran Corluka, Niko Kranjcar and Luka Modric face Latvia at home not only needing to win that game, but hope that Georgia beat Greece so they can take the automatic qualifying spot at the top of Group F.

Croatia are now two points behind the Greeks after losing in Greece on Friday night. Whatever happens tonight, they are guaranteed a place in the play-offs.

Roman Pavlyuchenko was quoted after Russia's win against Slovakia on Friday that 'no-one is celebrating yet' but his country need just a point at home to minnows Andorra to secure top spot in Group B.

The Republic of Ireland are two points behind Russia and face Armenia at home.

Elsewhere, Gareth Bale and Rafa van der Vaart will complete qualifying campaigns with Wales and Holland respectively.

Gareth has been in fine form for Wales, scored against Switzerland on Friday and will hope to lift his side up to third in Group G if results fall right with a win in Bulgaria.

Meanwhile, Rafa and Holland are aiming for a clean sweep of 10 wins out of 10 in Group E when they travel to Sweden.

On the friendly front, Sebastien Bassong's Cameroon travel to Guinea and Giovani's Mexico face Brazil in Mexico City.