France's Paul Pogba congratules Dimitri Payet fter he scored against SwedenReuters

Euro 2016 hosts and finalists France go into a one-off international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast on Tuesday at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis in Lens. The match gives a breather to both teams to try and relax after their competitive World Cup qualifiers.

The coaches too can try out various combinations to see their team shape and observe the weak points. 

Didier Deschamps' France side are being pretty impressive so far in their World Cup qualifiers from the UEFA confederation. Les Blues are without a loss from their four games in Group A and they come into the game at the back of a 2-1 victory against Sweden. Hotshots Paul Pogba and Dimitri Payet remained the goalscorers.

Ivory Coast, too, remain atop group C of the African World Cup qualifying group, with not a single defeat from two games. They come into this game after a goalless draw against Morocco.

France have a setback as star striker Antoine Griezmann is out of the match owing to a bruised foot he suffered during the team's previous game against Sweden.


France vs Ivory Coast is set for a 8 p.m. GMT (3 p.m. ET, 1:15 am IST [Wednesday]) kickoff on November 15.

Where to watch live

India, UK: No telecast

USA: TV: ESPN 3, ESPN Deportes. Live streaming: Watch ESPN.

France: TV: TF1