A new page has begun in the long and sometimes winding history of the France team. Three months after the disappointment in the World Cup final against Argentina (3-3, 4-2 pens), the blues returned to the meadow of the Stade de France, against the Netherlands, for their first match of the qualifiers for the Europe championship. And she attacked, literally and figuratively, scoring in the second minute through Griezmann, whose volume of play throughout the match was proportional to his disappointment at not having been chosen as the new captain of the Blues, Deschamps him having preferred Mbappé.
Six minutes later we found Griezmann at the free kick and the Dutch defense in the wind. Mess up and Upamecano pushes the ball into the goal. Then Mbappé plays the big armbands with his special: I come face to face with the goalkeeper, I open my right foot to make believe that I am aiming for the right corner, neither seen nor known, I confuse you, I slide the ball close to earth of the left post. 3-0 with lemons the spanking was over. A great number from Mbappé made it even more painful in the 87th minute. 4-0 final score after Maignan stopped a penalty. After the international retirement of a few captains, the bleusaille had a riot of goals.