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Match betting, team composition, statistics … All the information you need to know before the 3rde Day of the League of Nations between Austria and France this Friday evening.

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Where to follow Austria-France?

The Blues begin their third game of the League of Nations against Austria this Friday evening. A meeting to follow with our TF1 colleagues from 8.45 pm, but also commented live thanks to our journalist Teddy Vadeevaloo, as well as our special correspondent, Baptiste Desprez. As a reminder, the French team lost to Denmark (1-2) on Friday at the Stade de France, before tying the tie in Croatia on Monday (1-1).

What to expect from Didier Deschamps’ election?

According to the camera on Thursday evening, Didier Deschamps will effectively maintain the pattern of four defenses seen in Croatia (1-1) on Monday, but only three players would have to chain a new term: Moussa Diaby, Aurélien Tchouaméni and Benjamin Pavard. For the rest, “DD”Turns everything upside down, especially with the return of captain Hugo Lloris in goal or the Hernández brothers in defense. A defender in which Ibrahima Konaté will try to show that he can be as comfortable on the field as in front of the microphones for his first press conference in blue.

Boubakar Kamara FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Entered during the match in Split, former Marseille Boubacar Kamara will also have the honors of the starting lineup for the first time. The new Aston Villa player will be associated with Aurélien Tchouaméni, a future Real Madrid player who will play a third consecutive game for the Deschamps. He is the only one in this case. On the wings, former Parisian Kinsgley Coman on the left and Moussa Diaby on the right will be lined up from the start, with a Benzema / Griezmann tandem in front.

The probable 11 of the selection of France :
Lloris – Pavard, Konaté, L. Hernandez, T. Hernandez – Diaby, Kamara, Tchouaméni, Coman – Benzema, Griezmann

In what mood are the blues?

Vengeful. After two bad results at the Stade de France and in Split, the world champions know they have to win on Friday night against Austria. Any other result, depending on between Denmark and Croatia, would complicate qualifying for the Final Four of a competition where the defenders of the place are. ” We return to the wall in this group stage, tomorrow’s game (Friday) becomes very important if we want to qualify. “, recognizes Hugo Lloris, back in the French goal. Before concluding this (endless) streak on Monday in Saint-Denis facing a new duel against the band of Luka Modric, the blues must make one last effort and, finally, find the taste for success.The absence of victory would seem bad even if the French group is worn out for a XXL season.Our opponents as well.

What about the hole controversy» on the grass of Vienna?

Asked about this in a press conference on Thursday, Hugo LLoris preferred to smile, saying that he thought that ” it was a photographic montage while viewing the sequence. Didier Deschamps gave a concise answer and relied on UEFA, which validated the maintenance of the match on Wednesday evening after a meeting. Reminder of the facts: On Monday evening, after Austria-Denmark, the players discovered the existence of a hole at the level of the central circle. Images from Austrian television quickly sparked controversy over the state of the field and the reception of world champions. In the end, if the turf is not in excellent condition, the offensive part has been changed. During the training session on the eve of the match at Ernest-Happel Stadium, some players and staff members of both teams went to check the quality of this part of the pitch. Between the smile and the question. Hoping that everything goes normally on Friday evening, without injuries or further controversy.

What is the value of this Austrian team?
1er Last June, Ralf Rangnick (63) officially became the coach of the Austrian national team. And the least we can say is that he made his debut a success. In their first game at the head of the white-and-reds, a week ago, their players won easily against Croatia (0-3). This Monday, however, he lost to Denmark (1-2), without being unworthy. Despite the emergence of a talented generation, symbolized above all by David Alaba who has just lifted the Champions League again with Real Madrid, Austria has not participated in the World Cup since 1998, and in the edition organized in France. And the white-and-reds will not be present in Qatar at the end of the year for the 2022 World Cup since they were eliminated in the play-off against Wales (2-1).

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