France added a second game without a win and made the scores difficult in the League of Nations

France added a second game without a win and made the scores difficult in the League of Nations

After the defeat of Denmark, the world champions ended in a 1-1 draw in Croatia.

France, the reigning world champions, added their second match without a win in Group A on Monday after a 1-1 draw in Croatia.

French coach Didier Deschamps has decided to make a revolution in the first leg, which France lost to Denmark 2-1, at the Stade de France, in Saint-Denis, by keeping the first game in the team. only one player in the eleven, Monaco midfielder Aurelien Thuameni.

The Croatian coach also made some changes in the 11th, but he was not so radical and kept five players compared to the first game in which he defeated Croatia at home to Austria, 3-0, Yuranovic, Brozovic, Kovacic. had. Majer and Brekalo.

With the departure of their main stars, such as Lloris, Varane, N’Golo Kante, Mbappe, Benzema and Griezmann and others, France did not expect to change in this game compared to what they did in their debut.

The only team to improve significantly compared to the first round was Croatia, mainly due to Modric’s entry into the eleven, which he lent to his class to save the team a bad image of the first game against the Austrian national team.

After a balanced first half and with a few dangerous shots near the two zones, the Frenchman reached Rabio’s goal, in which the ball was opened behind the Croatian defense, which was in front, with the Juventus midfielder. marker at the exit of Ivusic.

But Croatia equalized in the 82nd minute by Kramaric on a penalty kick and made the game clear.

With this result, France has one point in two games, as well as Croatia, and from now on may be five points behind the leaders, in the case of Austria-Denmark, which later started due to power problems in Austria, the stadium will end in victory. .

In Group B2, Iceland drew 1-1 at Albania, with the visiting team equalizing in the half-hour, striker Taulant Sefer and the Scandinavian team in the 49th, midfielder Thorsteinsson. , a result that does not change.

In this group, Israel rested, as the collapse of Russia as a result of the war in Ukraine reduced the competition to three teams.

In Group C3, Belarus conceded a goalless draw with Azerbaijan, in a game where the balance was expected, Slovakia lost at home, with a surprise from Kazakhstan, thanks to a goal by Astana midfielder Aslan Daraboev in the 26th minute.

Finally, in Group D1 of Latvia at home against Liechtenstein with a score of 1: 0 was expected to score a goal in the final stage of the game, in the 73rd minute, midfielder Arturs Juzins.

In the other match of the group, Andorra and Moldova did not get out of the ball, the Andorran team did not use the home factor and the opponent was reduced to 10 points from the 43rd minute, with the removal of the direct striker Victor Stina.

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