If France and Croatia had problems in the past, both will need to pass them aside. UEFA's World Cup Qualification is coming to a close this transfer break, and the two legs against Ukraine and Iceland respectively is the last chance for Franck Ribéry and Mario Mandžukić to wear their countries colors in Brazil.
France is one spot below Ukraine in the FIFA World Rankings, which makes this bout more evenly matched. Croatia, ranked 18th, will have to stave off 46th ranked Iceland, trying to become the smallest nation to feature in a World Cup.
The rest of the FC Bayern National Team will be in friendly play. Belgium, Brazil, Germany, The Netherlands, and Spain are all in, while Austria finished third behind Sweden.
UEFA World Cup Qualifiers
France – Franck Ribéry
11/15 @ Ukraine (Kiev Olympic Stadium) – 2:45 PM EST
11/19 vs. Ukraine (Stade de France) – 3:00 PM EST
The Netherlands – Arjen Robben
11/16 vs. Japan (Cristal Arena, Genk, Belgium) – 7:15 AM EST
11/19 vs. Columbia (Amsterdam ArenA) – 2:30 PM EST