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A preview of the World Cup? Denmark beat France 2-0 in the Nations League

* Denmark beat France again in the Nations League

Francedefending champion of the UEFA Nations Leaguelost this Sunday 2-0 against Denmark in their final Group 1 match, but saved their place in the competition’s top flight. The team of Didier Deschampswho will face the Danes in the Group D of Qatar World Cup 2022 in November, he finished third in his zone with five points from six games after Kasper Dolberg y Andreas Skov Olsen they will score the goals for the hosts in the first half.

Blueschampions in Russia 2018, did not have several injured starters such as Paul Pogba, Karim Benzema y Hugo Lloris, and was far from his best level. The coach must cross his fingers so that these key pieces of his system are recovered for the highest event in football. “We had a lot of chances, but we weren’t aggressive enough and made several technical mistakes.. We had a young team and they don’t have the experience of a high level.”Deschamps explained in front of the microphones.

And he added in this regard: “I’m not worried about the World Cup, because we will recover most of our injured players in time. However, we don’t think we are stronger than others and we know it is going to be a great fight.”

Concern in France, which won only one game of the six it played in the Nations League (Photo: Reuters)

Kylian Mbappe had a shot saved by Kasper Schmeichelwhile Aurelien Tchouameni y Eduardo Camavinga they dominated midfield when France were superior in the opening stages of a lively match. However, the hosts opened the scoring in the 34th minute when Dolberg converted a perfect cross from Christian Eriksencurrently at Manchester United.

It took Denmark a few moves to stretch the difference: a volley from Skov Olsen from outside the area made it 2-0 for the locals. France struggled to manage their rival’s pace and tried to discount after the break. But Schmeichel again appeared on the scene to cover another shot from Mbappé in a quick counterattack.

France lacked defensive stability with Raphael Varane on the bench as Deschamps sought to preserve other key players amid a tight schedule. Antoine Griezmann y Olivier Giroud They were also substituted in the second half, since with the defeat of Austria in Croatia, Blues they had nothing to gain or lose.

AUSTRIA 1 – CROATIA 3

In a UEFA Nations League with many surprises Croatia regained strength near a World Cup and won Group A1 after defeating 3-1 to Austriawhich descended to Zone B. With goals from They leave Lovren, Luka Modric, Marko Livaja, and the discount of Christopher Baumgartnerthose led by Zlatko Dalic They are the second classified to the next phase of the contest along with Netherlands.

NETHERLANDS 1 – 0 BELGIUM

Amsterdam witnessed the definition of the Group A4 that I had Netherlands y Belgium as protagonists. The orange team was served by a tie and knew how to withstand the push and pull of the visit that featured the talent of Kevin De Bruyne and Eden Hazard from the start. However, a goal Virgil van Dijk 15 minutes from the end it was enough advantage to close a great campaign for the team Louis van Gaalwho had five wins and a draw to qualify for the semifinals of the Nations League.

WALES 0 – 1 POLAND

PolandArgentina’s rival in the next World Cup in Qatar, closed its participation in the Group A4 of the Nations League with a victory as a visitor against Gales, which fell a few months after having qualified for the top football event. Beyond having Robert Lewandowski during the entire match, he was his attacking duo Karol Swiderski who scored at 57 ‘and reap the three points. Those led by Czeslaw Michniewicz they closed the group stage with 7 points, well behind the Netherlands and Belgium.

LUXEMBOURG 1 – 0 LITHUANIA

FAROE ISLANDS 2 – 1 TURKEY

SLOVAKIA 1 – 1 BELARUS

AZERBAIJAN 3 – 0 KASAKHSTAN

MOLDAVIA 2 – 0 LIECHTENSTEIN

ANDORRA 1 – 1 LATVIA

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With information from Reuters.

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