The reigning world champions France started this year’s UEFA Nations League as the defending champions. But the team was in fear of relegation from the top league after one after another negative results confirmed exit from the first round.
France finally avoided relegation by winning their third match. Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud scored on Thursday night as France beat Austria 2-0 in the Group One match of the ‘A’ League. This is France’s first win in the fifth match of the current Nations League.
Due to two defeats and a draw in the first four matches, France was already confirmed to be eliminated from the first round. According to the rules of the tournament, the fourth team in the group will not be able to play in the top level again in the next season. Go down to the bottom row.
France were at the bottom before the fifth round victory. This time they beat Austria with five points in five matches and climbed to third place. Austria collected four points in the draw. France-Denmark and Austria-Croatia will fight in the last round. After the results of these two matches, it will be known who will go down to the bottom row.
France did not let Austria stand in the match of survival. Austria could not keep a single shot on target in the whole match. On the other hand, the champions of the 2018 Football World Cup have kept six goals with 24 shots on goal.
However, there was no goal in the first half of the match. Mbappe scored the first goal in the 56th minute of the second half. The young star shook the net with a strong shot after catching Giroud’s pass. Nine minutes later Giroud found the net with a diving header from Griezmann’s cross.
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