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France – Denmark: a surprising composition? Time, channel… Info

The French team arrived in Qatar escorted by both collective and individual doubts, and it only took them a week to dissipate most of the clouds above their heads. If Benzema’s package was a blow, he had the merit of clarifying the situation by reinstalling Giroud at the forefront to give the Blues their face of 2018 with this pivot attacker and his wisps running around. Attractive, after a complicated first half hour, the Tricolores made short work of Australia (4-1), with a double scorer Giroud, and placed themselves in an ideal position before tackling the rest of the competition. A successful first, but not enough to arouse euphoria. “We are not going to show off and put the rooster higher than it is. We have the possibility, like all the teams that won the first match, of qualifying by winning the second match”soothes Didier Deschamps.

Koundé or Rabiot rather than Pavard?

An extended speech by Hugo Lloris. “It’s important to stay focused on the game. If we look too far into the competition, we risk having accidents. It’s important to keep the energy and the focus on tomorrow’s game. We’re going to progress gradually in this competition, with serenity and the desire to do well. It was our same state of mind in 2018. There is always a part of the unknown in front of us. You have to be ready to challenge the best and to increase in power We’re still far from all that, there’s a big mountain waiting for us tomorrow (…) Denmark is a very competitive team, capable of challenging the best. We’ve been warned. We don’t need any additional motivation. We are well aware of the importance of tomorrow’s match, which is decisive for qualification.”, poses the tricolor captain. No chance therefore of seeing the Blues ignite in Qatar, especially since everything was not perfect against the Australians and adjustments should be made.
Indeed, the first half hour of last Tuesday revealed flaws in the blue armor and in particular on the right side where Pavard went through, faulty in marking on the opening of the Australian score. This dumpling and his overall performance did not please the coach who told him and should cost him his place. However, questions are well underway to find out the identity of his replacement. If Koundé is approached, the defender of FC Barcelona is behind in the group and did not make an impression. Despite everything, he remains a priority option compared to Coman and Rabiot. If he has already helped out at the post, the midfielder of Juventus Turin shone in the heart of the tricolor game. Also, he should not go down but switch with Griezmann, a newcomer in the midfield, to bring his volume behind Dembélé and in front of the side. A help that did not bring the tricolor leader, not yet accustomed to this new role of torchbearer.

On alert against the Danes

For the rest, Didier Deschamps can count on the return of Raphaël Varane in defense alongside Upamecano finally convincing in selection, while Théo Hernandez will take the left lane, as he did brilliantly after his brother’s knee injury Lucas. Defensive guarantees that will not be too much for the challenge promised by Denmark. “I have said several times that it was undervalued compared to its real value. It has caused us a lot of misery, so we will have to reverse the trend. It is a team that has always the ability to change systems, which can lead to different difficulties”, explains Didier Deschamps. The latter has not forgotten the two consecutive setbacks suffered this year as part of the League of Nations.
If the context is very different, he knows that the Scandinavians are to be taken seriously and have technical and physical arguments. Especially since their backs are against the wall. By conceding a draw against Tunisia, they opened the door to a premature exit. Thus, a defeat against the Blues coupled with a Tunisian victory would take their destiny out of their hands. A scenario that the semi-finalists of the last Euro refuse, despite Delanney’s package for the rest of the World Cup. “Tactically we are flexible and we have a solid team. We have players who can make a difference against any opponent. France have changed their formation since our last meeting, they play a little differently, they have made changes. We’ll see if we trust each other to put in another good performance against them. We have what it takes to surprise the French.”, promises Morten Wieghorst, assistant coach of Denmark in a heavy political context around the tensions between the Danish federation and FIFA against a background of support for LGBTQ + rights. In one week, the clouds have changed sides and the next few hours could prove to be stormy between two teams who will not give each other the slightest gift. In addition to qualifying, the Blues would not see a bad eye to push a rival.

When will the France-Denmark match take place?

The meeting between France and Denmark in Group D of the World Cup should start around 5 p.m., near Stadium 974 in Doha.

On which channel will the France – Denmark match be broadcast?

The match between Denmark and Tunisia counting for the 2nd day of the group stage of the World Cup will be broadcast on TF1 and beIN SPORTS 1, official broadcaster of the competition.

What streaming broadcast for the France – Denmark match?

The meeting between Olivier Giroud’s France and Andreas Skov Olsen Christian Eriksen’s Denmark will be available for streaming on the MyTF1 and MyCanal platforms.

What are the predictions for the France – Denmark match?

BetClic: France: 1.85 / Draw: 3.55 / Denmark: 4.40

Sports bets: France: 1.86 / Draw: 3.55 / Denmark: 4.40

Winamax: France: 1.86 / Draw: 3.55 / Denmark: 4.40

What are the probable compositions of France and Denmark?

France: Lloris – Koundé, Varane, Upamecano, T. Hernandez – Tchouaméni, Rabiot, Griezman – Dembélé, Giroud, Mbappé.

Denmark: Schmeichel – Andersen, Kjaer, Christensen – Kristensen, Hojbjerg, Darmsgaard, Eriksen, Maehle – Skov Olsen, Braithwaite.


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