Not too keen on arithmetic? Perfect. The equation of the day is clear. If the France team loses against Austria, this Thursday from 8:45 p.m., it will be relegated to League B of the League of Nations. Defending champions, the Blues are already guaranteed to lose their property, only the “maintenance” plan therefore gives an issue to this match at the Stade de France, other than that of preparing for the World Cup, from November 20 to December 18. . A preparation that bears no resemblance to a dress rehearsal.Ligue des Nations3-5-2, is it really reasonable to be stubborn?11 HOURS AGOFaced with the cascade of injuries which weakens the workforce of Didier Deschamps, the conclusions for Qatar are likely to be mainly individual, with the case of Olivier Giroud at the head of the gondola. How can we imagine that the tricolor staff can learn many tactical lessons, when more than half of its usual holders are lacking? There remains, therefore, in addition to a good overall dynamic to be reactivated, the goal of avoiding the fiasco of a last place in the group synonymous with relegation. For this, the French are masters of their destiny. Can Giroud really dream of Qatar? “Deschamps reminded Benzema well…”Winning, a point is allOn the jump seat of the relegated after four days, the Blues are only 2 points behind their Austrian opponents. Then they will travel to Denmark on Sunday. Two wins and the snub will be avoided. “The objective remains the same. The search for performance, whether in content or result”, summarizes a laconic Deschamps, on the eve of the penultimate meeting of a competition which he assumes to consider as a springboard. , speaking of “last two matches before the huge challenge of November.” Same story on the side of Raphaël Varane. The Mancunian defender evokes “an important moment to continue to have a collective state of mind”: “We know from experience that the strength of the group is what makes it possible to win major competitions.” He wants to remain world champion. The rest… “Before the 2018 World Cup, we had not had very good results in March, we had had some criticism and we had seen the birth of a very great collective force during the competition”, recalls the former Real player. Deschamps does not want a Pogba below: “He will not come if he is not fit” Not only symbolic When it was a question of winning the League of Nations, the stammering prestige of this trophy did not did not prevent Didier Deschamps and his men from making it a goal a year ago. And even to see it as a sort of consolation prize, after a Euro left in the round of 16. But the culture of winning, to revive, is not that of maintaining, to learn. Especially a stone’s throw from a major planetary meeting that crushes everything. In tricolor speeches, the importance of not falling in League B is thus not manifested. Still, such a downgrading would be messy for the reigning world champion nation. Especially since the French relegation would not be based on a drop in speed two months before the World Cup or therefore on the constraint of aligning a B team at this time of the season, without Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, Karim Benzema or other Hugo Lloris. The situation in which the Blues find themselves is significant. Finishing at the back of a pack made up of Croatia, Denmark and Austria would be worrying in essence. The L1 discovered it before the Blues: Cham, the Clermont playing masterLigue des NationsA three behind, first for Badiashile and Fofana? 15 HOURS AGOLigue des NationsTchouameni… and who? In the middle, Deschamps is looking for his duo YESTERDAY AT 10:05 PM
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