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The Croatians beat the reigning world champions 1-0 in the Nations League match. The French national team in four matches of the current draw of the tournament did not win a single victory, the team of Didier Deschamps lost the chance of reaching the final of the League of Nations

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The Croatian national team defeated the French team with a score of 1:0 in the group stage match of the League of Nations. The meeting took place at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis.

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The only goal was scored by Luka Modric, who converted a penalty in the fifth minute.

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Croatia in Modric’s 150th match for the first time in 11 years did not lose to France

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The current world champions, the French, have not won a single victory in four matches of the current Nations League (two draws, two defeats).

The history of confrontation between these teams began in 1998. To date, the rivals have played nine games and the Croats have never won – the Croats have drawn three times – in 2004 (2:2), in 2011 (0:0), and also a week ago in Split in the League of Nations match (1:1). Including the French beat the Croats in the final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Denmark beat Austria 2-0 in the Nations League Group A match. The Danes lead the group with 9 points in four matches, followed by Croatia (7 points), Austria (4) and France (2). Didier Deschamps’ team has lost the chance to reach the final of the League of Nations.

The current draw of the League of Nations is the third in history. The current winner of the tournament, which was created as an alternative to international friendlies, is the French team.

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