Nations League: peace of mind before the World Cup and avoid relegation… Presentation and probable line-ups of Denmark-France

The French team plays this Sunday its last game of the Nations League against Denmark. Still under threat of relegation to League B, the Blues will try to calm down a bit more in this last game before the World Cup.

League of Nations: tranquility before the World Cup and

Giroud could start on the bench against Denmark

Three days after their triumph against Austria (2-0), the French team travels this Sunday (8:45 p.m.) to Denmark to play their last game in the Nations League. It is also the Blues’ last meeting before facing Australia on November 22 for their entry into the race for the World Cup in Qatar.

In two months it will be another French team that will line up against the Australians, with no doubt Karim Benzema, Hugo Lloris, N’Golo Kant, Lucas Hernández or even Tho Hernández -while the doubt hangs over Paul Pobga-, but the match tonight is Anyway, an opportunity for the Tricolores to prove against a team better armed than the Austrians who have teeth on the road to the World Cup.

Psychological advantage and staying in the game

Didier Deschamps’ men also have to take revenge after their defeat in the first leg at the Stade de France (1-2). A success would not hurt to allow yourself a little more confidence before meeting the Danes on November 26, for France’s second game in the World Cup. On the Danish side, coach Kasper Hjulmand refuses to take the last result for a truth but he believes in a new victory for his team and has an extra soul with the support of our public .

For France, this trip also has another challenge: avoiding relegation to Ligue B. Third in Group 1 with 5 points, the Blues can be relegated in the event of a loss or draw against Denmark and Austria (4 points) win against Croatia. As a reminder, in the event of a tie, the specified goal difference applies. It favors France over Austria (1-1, 2-0), forcing the Austrians to win tonight to put the Habs ahead.

Giroud on the bench?

For this match, Deschamps announced that he would make some changes to the eleven lined up against Austria. There will be forced substitutions due to the absences of Mike Maignan and Jules Kound: Alphonse Areola will replace the first, while Dayot Upamecano could take the place of the second in defense. There will also be coaching options, which could set up Benjamin Pavard and Eduardo Camavinga, or even Christopher Nkunku in place of Olivier Giroud. Scorer on Thursday, the AC Milan striker could therefore start on the bench. The opportunity that he has to show, as he says in the media to go to Qatar, that he is ready to be a fellow model.

Likely teams:

Denmark: Schmeichel – Andersen, Nelsson, Christensen – Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Delaney, Maehle – Skov Olsen, Braithwaite, Eriksen.

France : Areola – Upamecano, Varane, Badiashile – Pavard, Tchouamni, Camavinga, Mendy – Griezmann – Nkunku, Mbapp.

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