FT: Denmark 2:0 France; Watch full match highlights as Kylian Mbappe and Oliver Giroud denied goals in UEFA Nations League
The 2022-23 UEFA Nations Legaue enters its final stages this week as Denmark welcome France to face them at Parken Stadium in a Group A1 encounter.
In what will be the final international window before the Qatar 2022 World Cup, there’s plenty at stake for several sides looking for strong form – while for others, it is simply a matter of ensuring they finish on a high note.
Kasper Hjulmand’s men went down 2-1 to Croatia last time out, while Les Bleus got the better of Austria 2-0 ahead of their trip to Copenhagen on Sunday.
Full match highlights: Denmark 2:0 France
Denmark 1:0 France
Denmark 2:0 France
Victory for Denmark over Croatia would have guaranteed them a place in the Finals of the Nations League, but Hjulmand’s XI had no answer to the Chequered Ones’ superiority in a 2-1 defeat on Thursday evening.
After a drab and goalless opening 45 minutes, efforts from Borna Sosa and Lovro Majer either side of Christian Eriksen’s response got the job done for Croatia, who have now usurped Denmark into first place in the rankings.
However, there is just the one point in it, and Denmark know that anything besides victory over Les Bleus will consign them to a second-placed finish – a draw would not be enough as Croatia lead the way on head-to-head points.
Even if the Danes were to produce a seismic shock against France, their fate will be sealed if Croatia overcome basement side Austria this weekend, but Hjulmand’s side can boast the honour of being the top scorers in League A Group 1 with seven strikes to their name.
The Finals dream may not materialise for Denmark, but firmly establishing themselves as League A contenders marks another significant progression for the Red and Whites, who will do battle with France in their World Cup group two months after Sunday’s game.
The prospect of reigning Nations League champions France packing their bags and being sent down to League B was very real prior to the visit of Austria, with on and off-field issues plaguing the French Football Federation and Didier Deschamps.
Despite losing an array of star names to injury before the international break and seeing even more players come off to physical problems against Ralf Rangnick’s side, France still ran out deserved 2-0 winners courtesy of Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud’s goals.
Andersen, Nelsson, Kjaer, Maehle, Christensen, Kristensen, Larsen, Bah
Jensen, Delaney, Eriksen, Billing, Wass, Nielsen, Højbjerg
Braithwaite, Olsen, Dolberg, Damsgaard, Højlund, Lindstrøm
Maignan, Areola, Lafont
Varane, Pavard, Koundé, Mendy, Upamecano, Saliba, Clauss, Badiashile, Truffert
Tchouaméni, Guendouzi, Nkunku, Veretout, Camavinga, Fofana
Giroud, Griezmann, Mbappé, Dembélé, Kolo Muani
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