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League of Nations: France painfully obtains a draw in Austria

League of Nations: France painfully obtains a draw in Austria

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For its third match in the 2022 Nations League, the France team was again held in check, conceding the draw in Austria (1-1) on Friday in Vienna.

Three matches in the League of Nations and still no victory for the Blues. Against Austria on Friday June 10, the French team, defending champions but who have still not won a single match in this competition (two draws, one defeat), conceded a goal from Andreas Weimann ( 37e) before equalizing at the very end of the game by Kylian Mbappé (83e). The French world champions are last in their group before welcoming Croatia on Monday at the Stade de France.

Apathetic on the goal of Andreas Weimann and rarely authoritarian during the meeting, the tricolor defenders showed feverishness during a third game in a row in the League of Nations.

The alignment errors of Theo Hernandez in the opening against Denmark (1-2) and the lack of concentration of Jonathan Clauss, at fault in Croatia on Monday evening (1-1) to offer a penalty to the “Vatreni”, succeeded Friday a blatant passivity against the Austrians.

The Blues even came very close to the correctional, on a final counter-attack, very dangerous but very badly negotiated by Karim Onisiwo in added time.

Admittedly, the rearguard lined up by coach Didier Deschamps on the damaged lawn of the Ernst-Happel Stadion was unprecedented, with a total of six central selections – five for William Saliba, the first for Ibrahima Konaté – and a left side – Theo Hernandez – who had never played in this system with the Blues.

With AFP

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