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The Nations League Bleus! France embarrassed by Denmark as 2018 World Cup winners narrowly avoid relegation

8:46 PM GMT 25/09/2022
Mbappe France 2022
France had to be saved from relegation as the 2018 World Cup winners were humbled by Denmark in their final 2022 Nations League match.
  • Denmark earn 2-0 win
  • France narrowly avoid relegation
  • Eriksen the orchestrator of Denmark triumph

WHAT HAPPENED? Goals from Kasper Dolberg and Andreas Skov Olsen doomed France to a 2-0 loss as Kylian Mbappe and co. were unable to find the back of the net. In total, France scored just five goals in six group stage games.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: With the loss, the 2018 World Cup winners barely avoided relegation from Nations League A, having won the title in 2021. They were saved by Croatia, whose 3-1 win over Austria doomed the Austrians.

ALL EYES ON: Christian Eriksen was far and away the best player on the pitch as the Manchester United star absolutely picked apart France. He wasn't credited with a goal or assist, but Eriksen completely controlled play as Denmark were organized, clinical and, ultimately, victorious.

MATCH IN THREE PHOTOS:

DID YOU KNOW? France are one of six teams to have scored zero goals in the first half a 2022 Nations League game. The others? England, Slovakia, Liechtenstein, Malta and San Marino.

THE VERDICT:

It just wasn't Mbappe's day...

The absence of Varane was felt...

A World Cup rematch on the horizon...

WHAT NEXT FOR FRANCE? With their Nations League run complete, France can now look ahead to the World Cup, where they'll have a chance to get revenge against the Danes. Les Bleus will face Australia, Denmark and Tunisia in Qatar.