Belarus surprised France with a 0-0 draw at World Cup 2018 Qualifier match on Tuesday, September 6. This might be a poor start for France, runners-up at this year’s European Championship, but is certainly a good result for the Belarusian team.
The French players dominated the match but could find no way through with Olivier Giroud wasting their best opportunities.
Alyaksandr Khatskevich’s players managed to defend their ground, with Andrey Harbunow saving 23 goals.
The delight on the Belarus bench was matched only by the euphoria of its fans when the final whistle blew, but there were glum faces from the French.
Belarus will play against the Netherlands on October 7.