France Vs Denmark Match Preview, Match Info, Team News


One of the most anticipated games from Matchday 1 in the UEFA Nations League will feature France and Denmark going at it at Stade de France this Friday. The defending champions will want to get off to a good start against a familiar foe, a team they have frequently faced in different UEFA and FIFA-sanctioned competitions.

Les Bleus will make it to this match while on a nine-game streak without a loss. This streak includes both friendly and competitive matches, with the last one being their five-nil win over South Africa back in March, where Kylian Mbappé's brace and goals by Olivier Giroud, Matteo Guendouzi, and Wissam Ben Yedder gave Les Bleus a comfortable result over the African side.

This time, coach Deschamps will be eager to use this match to try and shape his squad for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, with very few spaces left for French players to grab. One of Deschamps' doubts has to come in midfield, where Paul Pogba's form has led to speculation about a possible snub from the World Cup team. Instead, players like Aurelien Tchouameni or Boubacar Camara will be given a chance to impress here and increase their chances of making it to Qatar. Other than that, the team will feature 2022 UEFA CL winner Karim Benzema along with Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann up front, in what should be acknowledged as one of the deadliest frontlines in the world.

On the other side of the pitch, Denmark will return to action after beating Serbia with a 3-0 score back in March. The team coached by Kasper Hjulmand will try to show why they were one of the most dominant teams in the World Cup Qualifiers despite losing their final match against Scotland, who beat them two-nil.

The match will feature some of Denmark's most talented players in history, including Christian Eriksen's return to competitive matches with his national team. The midfielder had already played a game with Denmark back in March and even scored against Serbia, but this will be the first time for him in a competitive game with his national team since he suffered a heart attack in the UEFA Euro 2020 game against Finland

France vs Denmark: Team news

France will be featuring some of their best and most experienced players for this match, including Benzema, Mbappé, Lloris, Varane, and N'Golo Kanté. The main absences for Didier Deschamps' team will be those of Paul Pogba and Olivier Giroud, who were left out due to different injuries. Other than that, Les Bleus will enter Stade de France with the best possible squad.

As for Denmark, the red and white side will also include experienced players in their lineup such as Christian Eriksen, Kasper Schmeichel or Yussuf Poulsen. The team's main absences are in defense, as captain Simon Kjaer and Andreas Christensen were left out of this call up due to their respective injuries.

France vs Denmark - Head to head

This will be the 17th game between France and Denmark across all competitions and friendly games. 

France have beaten Denmark in eight of their previous meetings.

Denmark have taken the win home in six of their matches against France.

The most recent game between these teams took place in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The match ended in a goalless draw during the group stage of the competition.

France and Denmark will face each other one more time this year at the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where they were drawn together in Group D. This will be the fourth time in which these national teams share a group in the FIFA World Cup, with the others taking place in 1998, 2002, and 2018.

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