France will host the Netherlands within the UEFA (UEFA Nation League) League A Group 1 League Nations match at Stade de France on Monday (09/10/2018) at 01:forty five WIB. Les Bleus - the nickname of France - was seeded in that game.
The 2018 World Cup winner, France, has no longer found his best overall performance in advance of this fit. The lovely, fast-paced game they confirmed when they carried out at the World Cup changed into not visible towards Germany inside the UEFA Nation League establishing fit. But, way to having mental metallic as world champions, they have been able to withstand a zero-zero draw at Germany at the Allianz Arena.
In this competition, the French squad did no longer trade tons once they appeared at the World Cup. Their trip to Germany showed the group had been very just like those who lifted the World Cup trophy, with the principle exception being prominent changed into goalkeeper Alphonse Areola representing injured Hugo Lloris.
Amazingly, Aerola is able to carry out its duties nicely. He carried out brilliantly whilst facing Germany with the aid of making six crucial rescue.
Entertaining the Netherlands, French star Paul Pogba stated that his group turned into determined to lock the victory to open the chance to qualify for the subsequent stage wide open. That victory might even preserve honor (self-esteem) of France as global champion.
"We want to get returned to winning ways, however I suppose we are not prepared, both bodily and mentally. It's not as smooth as following our stylish look at the World Cup," he said.
"We are fast lower back to work, we will want extra time to recover. But it is football, we have to flow on to different things and locate new demanding situations."
France on paper is seeded in this suit. Because they've a pretty stylish notice on every occasion they meet the Dutch. Their today's two (away-domestic) wins over their opponents inside the 2018 World Cup qualifying group in Group A.
However, the Netherlands also nonetheless has opportunities in this fight. After experiencing a prime decline in the 2010 World Cup very last defeat through Spain and failing to qualify for the closing two international tournaments (such as failing in the 2018 World Cup), the Netherlands has proven signs of returning to its heyday in recent months.
Newer coach Ronald Koeman is able to maximize the young squad's loss of revel in. In the 5 video games he had played, the Dutch best swallowed one defeat, wins and two draws. "When you serve as a brand new educate, then you definitely need to improve crew overall performance, you need to play against sturdy countries," Koeman said.
"France are global champions for a cause, who play wonderful or lovely football. The World Cup has proven that not anything is not possible. Just take a look at Croatia. They have been to begin with no longer seeded but they can runner-up within the World Cup. And of direction simplest on this opposition we are not seeded and that doesn't suggest we do not have a threat. "
France (4-2-3-1); Alphonse Areola; , Raphael Varane, Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez, Samuel Umtiti ; Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kante; Blaise Matuidi, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe. Coach: Didier Deschamps.
Netherlands (4-3-3): Kenny Tete; Jasper Cillessen, Matthijs de Ligt, Daley Blind; Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, Justin Kluivert; , Kevin Strootman, Quincy Promes, Memphis Depay, Ryan Babel. Coach: Ronald Koeman.
The last five meetings
- 01/09/2017 2018 France vs Netherlands World Cup qualification 4-0
- 11/10/2016 2018 World Cup qualification Netherlands vs France 0-1
- 03/26/2016 Dutch friendship vs France 2-3
- 06/03/2014 France vs Netherlands friendship 2-0
- 6/14/2008 European Cup Netherlands vs France 4-1