France add second game without win and complicate Nations League accounts

The world champions drew 1-1 in Croatia after being beaten by Denmark.

Current world champions France are without a win in their second match of Nations League Football Group A1 following a 1-1 draw with Croatia, putting them in a delicate position to advance.

French coach Didier Deschamps decided to carry out a revolution in the team in relation to the first game, in which France beat Denmark 2-1 at the “Stadade de France” in Saint-Denis, via Keeping only one player in the eleven, Monaco midfielder Aurelian Chuameni.

The Croatian coach also made many changes to the 11 players, but they were not so radical. Compared with the first game, 5 players were retained. Among them, Croatia lost 3-0 at home to Austria unexpectedly, namely Zhulanovic and Brozovic. , Kovacic, Major and Brecarlo.

By excluding its main stars such as Lloris, Varane, N’Golo Kante, Mbappe, Benzema and Griezmann, compared to what they did in their debuts, France won the game performance has not changed.

The only team that has improved significantly from the first round is Croatia, mainly due to Modric reaching the last 11, where he lent his class to Croatia, saving the team from a poor opening game against the Austrian national team. image.

After a balanced first half and few dangerous shots near the two areas, France scored by Rabiot, in a move the ball was placed at the back of the Croatian defence in front, Juventus The midfielder opened the goal. A marker at the Ivusic exit.

However, Croatia equalised and in the 82nd minute Kramaric took the penalty to level the score and end the game with a lead.

With this result, France and Croatia have one point from both games and could be five points behind the leaders from now, in the case of Austria-Denmark, which started late due to electrical problems in the Austrian stadium, to win end.

In Group B2, Iceland drew 1-1 against Albania, the visiting team took the lead within half an hour, with striker Taurante Ceferi leading the way, the Nordics re-established equality in the 49th game, with midfielder Thorsteinsen, A result that doesn’t change.

In this group, Israel rested, and since Russia were eliminated, the competition was reduced to three teams due to the war in Ukraine.

In Group C3, Belarus drew a goalless draw with Azerbaijan in a match that was expected to be balanced, while Slovakia were beaten at home by Kazakhstan thanks to Astana midfielder Aslan Darabayev in the A goal in the 26th minute.

In the end, in Group D1, Latvia’s 1-0 home win over Liechtenstein was much more difficult than expected, with a goal from midfielder Artur Juzins in the 73rd minute in the closing stages of the game.

In the other group game, neither Andorra nor Moldova scored, and Andorra took advantage of neither the home factor nor the advantage of their opponents being narrowed to 10 units by the direct expulsion of the striker from the 43rd minute. Victor Stina.


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