France – Austria: France keeps its destiny in hand in the League of Nations but loses two new players

For the 5th day of the League of Nations, France plays its maintenance during this last international window, against Austria, at the Stade de France, this Thursday, September 22.

END OF THE MATCH: FRANCE 2 – 0 AUSTRIA. France for its last match in France before the World Cup won the match against Austria and plays its last League of Nations match against Denmark on Sunday.

France leaves the last place of the group to its victim of the evening and will have its destiny in hand to remain in the competition. The only downside is the outings on injuries from Kounde and Maignan. To see the diagnoses in the next few days.

Thank you for following this meeting with us. Good evening to you.

90th: Randal Kolo Muani celebrates his first selection by replacing Mbappé.

89th: there will be two minutes of additional time.

87th: Austria pushes but comes up against the French defense which dismisses successive opportunities without effort.

82nd: as a result of the changes, the tempo of the game has dropped and not much is happening on the pitch.

77th: Dembele and Nkunku come on and replace Giroud and Griezmann to the crowd’s applause.

74th: the Blues are trying to combine to go even further. The Austrians have more difficulty holding the ball from the second goal.

69th: outputs of David Alabaet Sabitzer, Austrian side.

65th: BUT !!! FRANCE 2 – 0 AUSTRIA. Griezmann shifted to the right side sends a perfect cross to the penalty spot for Olivier Giroud who rises higher than the defender and deceives Pentz with an uncrossed header. 49th but the Milanese in the France team.

⚽ Olivier Giroud: 49th but
? Antoine Griezmann: 25th assist#ProudToBeBlues pic.twitter.com/54RygyCiK7

— French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) September 22, 2022

63rd: double change for Austria with the exit of Arnotauvic and Onisiwo.

60th: the game has been lively for several minutes, the ball is going from one goal to another.

55th: BUT !!! FRANCE 1 – 0 AUSTRIA. Austrian ball loss in midfield and against France opens the score. Giroud shifts Mbappé to the left of the field. The Paris striker transplanted in the axis and deceives Pentz with a cross shot.

53rd: Austria play higher at the start of the second half.

51st: interesting construction of the Blues, with Griezmann who finds Clauss at the entrance to the surface on the right side but whose shot escapes the frame.

50th: Sabitzer finds Schlager at the penalty spot who tries to control but his ball escapes him.

47th: overflow from Mendy on the left side, whose center is cut at the near post by Giroud but it is off target.

45th: France kick off the second half through Olivier Giroud. Mike Maignan is replaced at the break by Alphonse Areola.

⏸️ ??-????? !
Dominating, the Blues failed to convert their opportunities. 45 minutes to make a difference?

??0-0?? | #FRAAUT | #ProudToBeBlues pic.twitter.com/OY9QGQjfO3

— French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) September 22, 2022

Half-Time : FRANCE 0 – 0 AUSTRIA. It’s the break at the Stade de France where despite a clear domination and a post, France is still tied with Austria.

45th: last French opportunity with a deep ball where Mbappé takes the speed of Pentz to find himself alone, eccentric to the left of the goals. His setback is for Fofana who completely unscrews his recovery.

43rd: Mbappé returns to the center again, 20m away, but his shot is too centered to worry Pentz.

41st: Austria projects against, but the center of Arnotauvic does not find anyone at the far post.

37th: first yellow card of the game for Weimann for yet another foul on Tchouaméni.

34th: POST ! what action!!! on a corner, Giroud puts back, on the clearance an acrobatic return from Tchouaméni is pushed on his crossbar by Pentz who gets up quickly to make a second stop on the strike of Griezmann.

32nd: Austria breathes a little with a time of possession of the ball and makes France run.

27th: sequence of highlights for the Blues with a discount from Giroud for Griezmann, removed by an Austrian foot, then an internal return from Mbappé who sees his shot flee the frame on the outside.

26th: magnificent one-two between Mbappé and Giroud, Mbappé advances but completely misses the ball and Pentz is very happy to recover the ball.

26′ One-two between Mbappé and Giroud but our number 10 just misses his face to face!

??0-0?? | #FRAAUT | #ProudToBeBlues pic.twitter.com/I5fL54R3tI

— French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) September 22, 2022

23rd: on an Austrian counter, Sabitzer hits in first intention on a back pass, but the ball goes over the crossbar without worrying Maignan.

21st: new blow for Didier Deschamps and his team, Jules Kounde sits on the lawn and will give up his place. He will not be able to continue the match. William Saliba will replace him.

20th: Austria start to come out of their own half and hold the ball in France’s half.

17th: France purrs and struggles to express itself in the Austrian camp.

12th: on the corner that follows, a mess in the surface and neither Giroud nor Clauss finds the fault in the forest of Austrian legs.

11th: first strike of the game from Tchouaméni which goes slightly above but which was deflected, corner.

9th: many “small mistakes” made by the Austrians to break the dynamics of French play.

6th: the two French pistons, Mendy and Clauss are in great demand at the start of the meeting.

4th: First fault of the match to be attributed to Schlager who stops one-two between Griezmann and Mbappé.

2nd: but refused for offside!!! Mbappé takes a controlled shot but was in an illegal position at the start of the action. The tone is set in this game.

0′: the kick-off and given by Austria following a very gripping Marseillaise taken over a cappella by the 70,000 people at the Stade de France.

H-5: the players enter the pitch for the official anthems. We will start with that of Austria before the Marseillaise.

H – 15′: Here are the compositions of the two teams for this match:

?? ?? Official lineups!
France relegated to Ligue B in case of defeat. #FRAAUT | #ONE | #NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/j1piHKCfvy

— UEFA Nations League ?? (@EURO2024FRA) September 22, 2022

M – 45′: last training of the France team before the match.

Let’s go for the warm-up?#ProudToBeBlues #FRAAUT pic.twitter.com/FRWWnQ19A1

— French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) September 22, 2022

M – 60′: here is the composition of the Blues for this meeting with the first capes for Badiashile and Fofana.

The tricolor 1⃣1⃣ with the first selections of @BadiashileB and @YFofana19_ ?

??-?? | #FRAAUT | #ProudToBeBlues pic.twitter.com/n2NxEncCo2

— French team ⭐⭐ (@equipedefrance) September 22, 2022

During the last international break, France did not shine with 2 draws and 2 defeats in Group A of the League of Nations. So much so that it occupies the 4th and last place in the group two points from the Austrians, their opponent of the evening.

A last place would be synonymous with relegation to League B of the League of Nations and therefore less prestigious posters for future matches of the Blues.

The challenge is therefore not only to prepare for the World Cup which arrives in two months but to save one’s skin in the competition. The qualifying place for the semi-finals is no longer attainable.

But for this objective, Didier Deschamps must face a cascade of package and will have to deal with a reshuffled team.

Relive the France-Denmark match of the first day: here.

Relive the Croatia-France match of the second day: here.

Relive the Austria-France match of the third day: here.

Relive the France-Croatia match of the fourth day: here.

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