Bulgaria v France
France took on Bulgaria in a huge 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday night in Sofia.
At the start of the game, both Bulgaria and France still had their World Cup hopes alive.
Bulgaria needed a win to stay in the picture for a second place finish, while France are battling Sweden for the top spot.
N’Golo Kante’s mascot problems
Before the game began, everyone was looking at Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante.
The Chelsea star stands 5ft 5.5in, and his height was on everyone’s attention in the pre-game pomp.
Kante was given a rather tall mascot to walk out with on the pitch.
Bulgaria give N'Golo Kante the tallest mascot…
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) October 7, 2017
When the camera panned down the French line-up, Kante’s eyes and forehead was only visible.
Were the Bulgarians trying their hand at some pre-match mind-games with the French midfielder?
Happened v West Ham
This isn’t the first time Kanet has had an issue with mascots.
Back in March, when Chelsea beat West Ham 2-1 en route to lifting the Premier League title, as similar situation played out.
On that occasion the Chelsea mascot was even taller than Kane.
— Nicola (@NicolaJade1995) March 6, 2017
Kante injured v Bulgaria
Kante’s match against Bulgaria ended on a sad note.
The Chelsea star was taken out the game in the first half with an injury problem.
On first sight it seems that the Blues midfielder may have a hamstring problem.
Hamstring injuries usually take between two to three weeks to heel.
Kante hamstring problem??? pic.twitter.com/nveNNLK9qg
— ㅤ🇨🇩🇸🇱 (@BFlavs) October 7, 2017
Tiemoue Bakayoko chilling
Tiemoue Bakayoko wasn’t called up to the latest France squad.
On Saturday he posted this on Instagram.