NO GOALS AT STADE DE FRANCE AT THE BREAK!
It’s half-time at the Stade de France! France failed to open the scoring against Austria (0-0)! It is not for lack of having tried with a very good attacking trio Griezmann-Giroud-Mbappé which will have lacked realism. Tchouaméni hit the bar on an acrobatic return!
FOFANA MISSES THE GOAL!
What a huge rush from Mbappé which makes the difference in front of Pentz and a center back for Fofana! The Monegasque midfielder failed to score!
Griezmann triggers the strike
Griezmann’s turn to light a wick at the entrance to the surface but it is countered by the first curtain! Behind Mbappé tries his luck but it is captured by Pentz!
Yellow card for Weimann
First yellow card of the game for Weimann after a big foul on Tchouaméni!
THE BAR FOR TCHOUAMENI ON A SPLENDID GESTURE!
Corner for the Blues who have been playing really well since the start of the match! Giroud puts back in the axis and finally Tchouaméni tries an acrobatic return! Pentz diverts on his bar and Griezmann cannot conclude!
The harmless Austrians
Ralf Rangnick’s players fail to be dangerous in this first period! Arnautovic is trying to re-motivate his partners!
Giroud tries to regale Griezmann
Another center in the area for Giroud’s head which puts it back in line for Griezmann’s race! It’s just returned!
What a monstrous action between Giroud and Mbappé
Olivier Giroud’s recovery work benefits the French attack! He plays a double one-two with Mbappé and he puts it back in the area but the PSG striker misses his shot!
Ball lost by Griezmann in the opposing camp and Schlager goes all the way up the field without being attacked! He finds Arnautovic with his back to goal who puts Sabitzer back and the Bayern player strikes on goal! It’s above Maignant’s goals.
The carnage of the wounded continues
Another blow for the French team with Koundé’s injury… William Saliba will replace him for his 6th selection!
Tchouaméni projects ahead
Small ball given in the area by Fofana for his former partner in Monaco Aurélien Tchouaméni but it is too short!
Another beautiful action
Huge overflow from Mbappé who crosses towards Fofana and the middle gives Clauss! The OM player is back in line for Griezmann who sees his shot blocked!
CLAUSS NOT FAR FROM BUT!
Big mess after a corner from Griezmann and Giroud tries a strike from the right in pivot! It’s countered but it comes back to Clauss who continues with a volley… countered again!
Tchouaméni triggers the strike
It combines well between Mbappé and Griezmann and the latter finds Tchouaméni at the entrance to the surface! The Real player hooks and continues with a shot that is countered!
Rescue of Alaba
Good free kick for the Blues and it’s perfectly shot by Mbappé! Varane cuts the trajectory but is too short and Alaba clears in disaster!
Short of Giroud too
Incredible ball in bell of Badiashile which sends a caviar in the race of Giroud! The French striker throws himself but is a bit too short!
Griezmann well in legs
Antoine Griezmann, named number 10, touches a lot of balls and combines well with his attackers. He even a good free kick!
MBAPPÉ’S GOAL… REFUSED!
Things are already heating up for the Austrians with several feints from Mbappé in the area! The ball comes back to Tchouaméni who hits but it’s countered and it comes back… to Mbappé who finds the skylight! He was in an offside position.
And let’s go for this France-Austria, 5th day of the League of Nations! Last in its group, the France team has no room for error tonight, one defeat and it will be relegated to Ligue B.
The players enter the field
The French and Austrian teams arrive on the lawn of the Stade de France. Immediately the hymns with an extraordinary atmosphere tonight!
Jérome Rothen has a clear opinion on the Giroud case before the start of the World Cup
The French striker will be able to show the extent of his talent tonight against Austria since he is the holder.
And here is the composition prepared by Ralf Rangnick
Ralf Rangnick has decided to establish the stars of his team with Alaba, Sabitzer, Arnautovic or Weimann. Patrick Pentz, the Stade de Reims goalkeeper, is also lined up from the start!
The Blues with their new World Cup 2022 jerseys
On its social networks, the France team showed three images of the new jersey that the Blues will wear this Thursday evening against Austria. And so at the end of the year for the 2022 World Cup.
The composition of the Blues against Austria
Didier Deschamps keeps his 3-4-1-2 system, and lines up a Mbappé-Giroud doublet in front, in the absence of Karim Benzema. Benoît Badiashile and Youssouf Fofana are starters for their big first with the Blues.
Maignan – Clauss, Koundé, Varane (cap.), Badiashile, F. Mendy – Tchouaméni, Fofana – Griezmann – Mbappé, Giroud.
France relegated to Ligue B tonight if…
The stakes are high for the Blues tonight against Austria. In the event of a defeat at the Stade de France, the French team, defending champions in the League of Nations, will automatically be relegated to League B. A victory would be welcome before the last match on Sunday against Denmark, especially in view of the draw. qualifications for Euro 2024 (October 9 in Frankfurt). This will be based on the classification of this edition of the League of Nations.
>> All the information on the issues of France-Austria can be read here
Volkswagen, sponsor of the Blues, defends Mbappé and his good relations with the FFF
Jean-Manuel Caparros, head of the communication department of Volkswagen, partner of the France team, ensures that he maintains close relations with the FFF, which has agreed to renegotiate image rights with the players in the face of the boycott threat. by Kylian Mbappe.
>> His interview on RMC Sport to read here
Defeat forbidden for the Blues
Already eliminated from the race for the Final Four of the League of Nations, the France team must imperatively win against Austria this Thursday (8:45 p.m.), under penalty of relegation to League B and complicate the task before the Euro 2024 qualifying draw.
All the stakes of a match which is really far from being friendly and which risks having implications for several months
Mbappé-Giroud, rediscovered complicity
One after their slight falling out before the start of the Euro, Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud have come a long way and should be associated with the forefront of the attack. As was the case in March against South Africa (5-0), where they both scored.
More information here.
The probable eleven of the Blues
The Monegasques Badiashile and Fofana were to know their great first in the France team this Thursday. A Mbappé-Griezmann-Giroud trio will also undoubtedly be aligned.
Welcome to our live to follow the meeting of the 5th day of the League of Nations between France and Austria live. The kick-off will be given at 8:45 p.m. at the Stade de France.
>> info, conf, line-up: our pre-match live