Despite all of the positives for France in their current situation in terms of talent, the qualifying table for Group I does not lie at present.
Lagging behind Spain in second place was expected, but Les Bleus have been wretched so far, and their hopes of reaching Brazil took a further dent with a goalless draw in Georgia.
For the first time in their history, France have failed to score in five consecutive matches.
Not only is Karim Benzema looking apathetic in front of goal, the whole team are at present and now what was a remote fear of not reaching Brazil next year is a genuine concern.
Here are six things we learned from Georgia 0-0 France on the French side of things.