Sunday, February 5 2023
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03:20 PM

In-form Les Bleus

Hello and welcome to coverage of the second match from Group D as France take on Denmark in Doha. The defending champions won their opening match against Australia in style after going a goal down early on.

Their star man Kylian Mbappe dragged them back into the match with two assists and a goal in the 4-1. Denmark were underwhelming in their 0-0 draw with Tunisia, having been regarded as dark horses for the trophy.

The two teams met recently in the Nations League with the Danes beating them home and away this year. And France manager Didier Deschamps says he hopes his side has learned their lessons.

“They are underestimated as a team,” Deschamps said. “We are talking about a four-month period where they beat us twice and made life very difficult for us. We will have to make sure that’s not the case (this weekend).

“It is not a question of revenge because we know the Danish players and they know us. They can change system from one match to the other and that can give us different types of difficulties.”

France captain Hugo Lloris added: “It gives you an idea of the level of this Danish team.

“It’s a wake-up for us. We don’t need any extra motivation. We are fully aware of the importance. We know it will be a decisive game for qualification. Every team is in a good place physically and athletically. We know it will be a big challenge – and we have to be ready.”

Denmark will be without midfielder Thomas Delaney, who will miss the remainder of the competition with a knee injury.

Head coach Kasper Hjulmand says only an improved performance will earn them the victory they need.

“The quality and talent they have in France at the moment is spectacular,” he said. “I have great respect for them but we also know how strong we are. We know if we play our very best we know we have a chance of getting a good result against France. To be able to do that we have to take a big step forward from the first match.”


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