Current world champions France are without a win in their second game of Nations League Group A1 today after a 1-1 draw with Croatia, putting them in a delicate position to advance.
French coach Didier Deschamps decided to make a revolution in the team, the first game France beat Denmark 2-1 at the “Stadade de France” in Saint-Denis, keeping only one football in the “Eleven” Athlete, Monaco midfielder Aurelian Chuameni.
The Croatian coach also made several changes to the “Eleven”, but he was not so radical, retaining 5 players compared to the first game, of which Croatia beat Austria 3-0 at home surprisingly, namely Duranovic, Brozovic, Kovacic, Majer and Brekalo.
With the exclusion of major stars such as Lloris, Varane, N’Golo Kante, Mbappe, Benzema and Griezmann, France’s performances in this match were compared to their performances in their debuts. The performance in the game was not ideal.
The only team that has improved significantly from the first round is Croatia, largely because Modric entered the “Eleven”, and he loaned his class to Croatia, allowing the team to save the first game against the Austrian national team. bad image.
After a balanced first half and few dangerous shots from around 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.