Eliminated from the race for qualification for the Final Four, the France team faces Austria this Thursday at the Stade de France with the aim of winning to avoid relegation to League B of the League of Nations. With a renewed group due to numerous injuries, several young people can score points.
Didier Deschamps will test players against Austria.
After a victory won in 2021, this 2022 edition of the League of Nations represented a bitter failure for the French team. With only 2 points in 4 days, the Blues can no longer claim qualification for the Final Four.
But 4th in group 1 of Ligue A, the tricolor selection finds itself in great danger from a possible relegation to Ligue B. This Thursday, a victory even seems essential to revive against Austria, 3rd in the group with 4 dots.
A result obtained
A mission that does not look really easy for the men of coach Didier Deschamps, deprived of many executives for injuries on this very international. Forced to adapt with the summons of several newcomers, the French technician hopes to be able to maintain the competitiveness of his team in this match which promises to be decided in this competition.
The idea, always the same, is the search for performance, through the content and the result. The 23 players are there, I chose them and I trust them. If this objective is achieved, the second will also be achieved. These are the last two games before the World Cup, today’s situation will not be the same in two months: all coaches aspire that all players are available and in full possession of their meansa Deschamps reminder at a press conference.
Players who can stand out
And precisely, by obtaining a good result against the Austrians, who had neutralized the Blues (1-1) last June, several young people clearly had a shot before the World Cup. On this meeting, the Mongasques Benot Badiashile and Youssouf Fofana, calls for the first time, are in particular expected holders and can score points. Players like Ferland Mendy and Olivier Giroud, back on this rally, also had a shot. A match that could have an impact on the approach to the World Cup.
The probable composition of the two teams:
France : Maignan – Clauss, Kound, Varane (c), Badiashile, Mendy – Tchouamni, Fofana – Griezmann – Mbappé, Giroud.
Austria: Lindner – Lainer, Alaba (c), Friedl, Posch – Schlager, Sabitzer, Seiwald, Baumgartner – Arnautovic, Gregoritsch.
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