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Denmark-France: 5 questions about the last match of the Blues before the World Cup


DECRYPTION - State of form, issues, indiscretions… Everything you need to know before the Blues' trip to Copenhagen on Sunday evening in the League of Nations.

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At what time and on what channel to watch Denmark-France?

The last Nations League meeting of the Blues is scheduled for this Sunday evening at 8:45 p.m. at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

Kick-off at 8:45 p.m. on TF1 and a meeting to follow also on our Figaro site live commented with Teddy Vadevaloo.

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What are the stakes of the game?

Many and varied.

Second in the group behind Croatia, who beat them last Thursday (2-1), the Danes are aiming for a place in the Final Four of the Nations League if they win this Sunday evening.

In view of their reunion with the Blues during the World Cup, they also intend to mark the occasion against the Blues.

For their part, Didier Deschamps' men are counting on this trip to Copenhagen to validate several objectives.

Chain a second victory after the success against Austria on Thursday (2-0), which would allow them to validate their maintenance in the first division of the League of Nations and honor their status.

After this meeting, no match is scheduled for Kylian Mbappé's partners, so end this sequence with a good impression.

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Which internationals are playing big for the World Cup?

If the executives (Varane, Griezmann, Mbappé), of the France group approach this meeting without thinking of Qatar, guaranteed to appear in the list unveiled at the beginning of November, other elements cannot say the same.

This last outing in the blue jersey gives them the opportunity to score points and dispel the last doubts in the minds of their coach.

Inevitably, Olivier Giroud, scorer Thursday at the Stade de France, will want to shine and defend his candidacy.

In the same vein and more than ever in the balance, other internationals will be keen to leave a good impression on Didier Deschamps and in this case, there are quite a few of them.

Areola, Clauss, F. Mendy Badiashile, Saliba, Fofana, Camavinga or even Dembélé… Not all of them will have a significant playing time,

but the slightest detail will be observed by the staff of the world champions, such as digesting a sequence of a week spent on the substitutes' bench.

Not uninteresting in view of a World Cup.

With the Pogba affair and the FFF context, how do the Blues live their international week?

Pretty good.

Even very well.

And the success against Austria suggested a consistent and serene selection.

In any case, not disturbed at all by the leaden climate from which the band in Mbappé seems to be moving away with ease.

From the start of the training camp on Monday, Didier Deschamps was clear with his staff and his group by demanding seriousness and a concentration fixed solely on the preparation as well as the field.

In other words, no dispersion possible with the external context.

As of Monday, the problem of image rights was resolved, with Hugo Lloris, announced injured at lunchtime, and who wished to stay for the occasion before leaving Clairefontaine at the start of the evening.

If they do not remain insensitive to everything that is said and happens outside the selection, in particular the

strong exchange between the FFF and Amnesty International, the Blues know they are especially expected elsewhere.

And that's all Deschamps asks for.

For some elements, the place on the plane to Doha is partly decided on Thursday evening.

So no room for moods.

Source: lefigaro

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