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France 0-1 Croatia: Modric penalty puts Nations League finals beyond reach of defending champions

Following Monday’s 1-0 defeat to Croatia, France will not be able to successfully defend their National League title.

Didier Deschamps’ side have conceded just once in their first three games of the month, drawing two and losing to the stubborn Croatian at the Stade de France.

Luca Modricich’s five-minute free-kick proved to be their number one enemy.

The performance of the hosts was brilliant but lazy, but the chances were clear that it would be difficult for the world champions to come on another tragic day.

Ibrahim Konate was fouled for a free kick, while Liverpool defender Ante Boudimir was violently beaten and after a lengthy VAR review, Modricich Mike Magnan was sent off.

Les Blauses’ search for a striker was tense, but Ivika Izicich, who had been substituted since the beginning of the second half, fired straight into the net.

However, it was a sign of renewed purpose, and Kylian Mbappe saw the 30-yard strike dramatically expand a few minutes later.

Croatia, however, created better chances in the final, with Lovro Mager and Nicola Vlaciችs forced Maignan hunters to avenge the 2018 World Cup final defeat.

what does it mean Now it is time to end the humiliation of France.

No matter how important the League of Nations is, there is nothing to be ashamed of in qualifying for the World Championships – but this is a unique opportunity.

At the end of a long and tumultuous season this month, it is unclear whether Deschamps Tinking or the combination of the two will be a success, but for the sake of the coach, France will not be able to make it through. With the World Cup over, there is more than five months left.

They beat Austria 2-0 and are top of Group A.

Stanisk stands firm

France boasts of high quality, especially with Mbabane. The Paris Saint-Germain star made a lot of sense for Josep Stanislav, but the Croatian right-back impressed and scored six goals.

Benzema could not motivate

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema was a disappointing player. You were forgiven without realizing it was on the field in the first half and he ended the game with a fort and a key pass.

What happened next?

France will hold its Champions League campaign in Austria on September 22 and will choose to avoid relegation. Croatia will play Denmark on the same day.


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