France vs Denmark: Match preview, confirmed lineups!

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Another interesting match is upon us. France and Denmark will fight for the first position with the only difference that France is already qualified into the next round.

Denmark would secure their qualification with a draw against the favorites but could end up in the first position if they manage to win against the Frenchmen.

Deschamps has introduced some interesting changes in his first 11. He kept his 4-2-3-1 formation and he gives Sidibe a chance to prove his worth instead of Pavard. Umtiti is probably rested and Kimbpembe will be Varane’s partner at the back. Additionally Varane will also be the captain as Hugo Lloris is also rested.

N’zonzi and Kante will be the two defensive midfielders and in front of them Griezmann, Lemar and Dembele will play. Mbappe is rested too and Giroud will be the central forward of the team. Pogba was one of the best in the French team until now and it seems weird that he is left out. Deschamps knows the best as he is probably resting the Manchester United midfielder.

On the other side, Denmark are going with some reinforcements in the attack. Yussuf Poulsen is suspended after two yellow cards in a row (both were penalty fouls) and Braithwaite will play in his place. This is going to be his 23rd cap and he will try to score his second international goal. Cornelius will also play instead of Jorgensen. Everything revolves around Eriksen here as he is again their greatest goal threat together with Celta’s Pione Sisto.

France’s 11:

Mandanda; Sidibe, Varane, Kimpembe, Lucas Hernandez; N’zonzi, Kante; Dembele, Griezmann, Lemar, Giroud.

Denmark’s 11:

Schmeichel; Jorgensen, Christensen, Kjaer, Dalsgaard; Stryger, Delaney, Eriksen; Sisto, Cornelius, Braithwaite.


Deschamps is playing with fire here. France’s team is much better than the Danish but so many rotations cannot bring good to his side. Let’s hope that he knows what he is doing. Denmark are a balanced team and can punish France on the counter attack. This France lineup lacks midfielders who can keep the ball and Eriksen could step up again today.

France 1-2 Denmark


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