In the final round of the UEFA Nations League, France lost 2-0 away to Denmark. As the previous champions, they missed the top 4 of the UEFA Nations League next year and failed to defend their title.
In this UEFA Europa League group stage, Croatia ranked first with 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss with 13 points, and entered the top 4 of next year’s UEFA Europa League.
Denmark ranked second with 4 wins and 2 losses with 12 points. Denmark lost 2 times to Croatia.
The French team only got 1 win, 2 draws and 3 losses with 5 points, ranking third and barely avoiding relegation. Austria has 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses with 4 points, and was relegated to the B level.
In the UEFA Europa League group stage, the French team performed poorly. They lost 1-2 at home to Denmark in the first round, drew 1-1 away with Croatia in the second round, and drew 1-1 away with
Austria in the third round. In the fourth round, France lost to Croatia 0-1 at home, and it was not until the fifth round that they ushered in their first victory, defeating Austria 2-0 at home, but in the final round, they lost to Denmark 0-2 away.
It is worth mentioning that in the 2022 World Cup, France and Denmark are in the same group.
This time in the UEFA Nations League, France was double-killed by Denmark in the group stage, which still has some impact on the players’ psychology.
They were drawn together in Group C at the 2018 World Cup, when they drew 0-0 in the final round of the group stage. In addition, Denmark is also the only opponent France did not beat on the road to winning the last World Cup.
In the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, France, Denmark, Tunisia and Australia are tied in Group D.