VAR takes another look – and the penalty is given! 79 mins: Modric is taken off, replaced by Salzburg’s Luka Sucic. West Ham’s Nikola Vlasic is on too, replacing Kovacic. For France, Jonathan Clauss replaces Diaby. 75 mins: Big chance for France, who spring that wonky Croatian offside trap again. Griezmann is in space to the right of goal, but his shot is beaten away by Livakovic, who then collects his attempted cross towards Nkunku.
Austria v Denmark is on! The teams have kicked off in Vienna, just the 90 minutes behind schedule. Austria fans wait in the gloom before power was restored. Photograph: Christian Hofer/Getty Images70 mins: Modric makes a dazzling cameo, shimmying into space on the edge of the area and curving a shot on goal. Maignan gets across to push it away. 67 mins: Kramaric comes on for Budimir, who missed a decent chance in the first half and has faded since... “Austria-Denmark will apparently start at 10.
It now feels like Deschamps needs to go back to basics to get this French side firing again. Olivier Giroud and Antoine Griezmann, two veteran campaigners under the 1998 and 2018 World Cup-winning former captain, were two of the most convincing performers this international period. With the likes of captain Hugo Lloris, Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kante as well as Pogba himself to return, that experience will be more important than ever despite so much emerging talent.
23 mins: Nkunku is OK to continue – which will be a relief to his many summer suitors at club level. The free kick is whipped towards another wanted man, Tchouameni, who steers his shot wide at the back post. 20 mins: Vida goes in the book for a heavy challenge on Nkunku, who is still down holding his leg. It was a clumsy hack, but made worse by the pitch, with the French forward’s boots catching in the surface. Still no kick-off time in Vienna, with the problem apparently extending to a wide area beyond the stadium.
That’s the news you’re all anxiously waiting for, isn’t it? GOAL! Croatia 0-1 France (Rabiot 53')Croatia had started the half on the front foot, but it’s France who take the lead. Adrien Rabiot latches on to Ben Yedder’s through ball down the left, and fires the ball first-time inside the near post! Adrien Rabiot (centre) celebrates his opening goal. Photograph: Milan Sabic/Pixsell/MB Media/Getty ImagesGOAL! Iceland 1-1 Albania Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson has levelled things from a corner in League B, Group 2.
"I would not call it a disaster as we did have chances too, " Deschamps said after the match. "When there are critical ingredients missing, though, the system is of little matter. This was a young French team with no high-level experience. There is no need to worry as the players on their way back are mostly experienced internationals. " Mbappe monopolyThe Paris Saint-Germain superstar is a hugely influential figure for club and country and that was underlined with Les Bleus through a dispute over the use of the players' image rights. Mbappe is now arguably top dog with the French and not necessarily through his recent actions on the pitch which goes against Deschamps' previous meritocracy. It could be that Mbappe needs to put himself more at the service of the team in the way that the 2018 vintage did to succeed in Russia.
How to Watch Denmark vs Austria in UEFA Nations LeagueDenmark and Austria will play for the second time in UEFA Nations League group play today. In UEFA Nations League Matchday number four, Denmark and Austria meet for the second time. In the first meeting of the nations, Denmark won 2-1. How to Watch Denmark vs. Austria: UEFA Nations League Today:Match Date: June 13, 2022Match Time: 2:45 p. m. ETTV: FOX Sports 2Live Stream Denmark vs. Austria: UEFA Nations League on fuboTV: Start your free trial now! Denmark was on the scoreboard with a goal from Pierre-Emile Højbjerg in the 28th minute.
You wonder if that game will kick off at all, at this stage. Meanwhile in Andorra, Moldova’s Victor Stina has been sent off – giving the hosts a chance for a famous win. 40 mins: Vida’s slip almost lets Diaby in from Nkunku’s pass, but the winger carries the ball a little too wide and Livakovic saves from an angle. Moments later, Tchouameni strikes from distance and forces the Croatian keeper into another spritely save.
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The ball runs just a little wide, though, and with a defender getting back, his effort from distance drifts wide. 86 mins: Croatia’s attacking changes have worked wonders, and they nearly get another here! Orsic charges forward, the French defenders backing off, and fires a low near-post effort that Maignan does very well to parry away...
GOAL! Iceland 0-1 Albania Taulant Seferi sweeps the ball home to give Albania the lead in Reykjavik. NO GOAL! Nkunku thinks he has fired France in front, but after a pitchside VAR check, the referee rules it out for offside! We have a goal! Kazakhstan lead Slovakia 1-0 in Trnava. Aslan Darabayev is the man on the scoresheet. Back in Split, Brozovic is penalised for clattering the unfortunate Nkunku.
”I mean, it’s not unwatchable... It’s also half-time in Reykjavik, where Albania lead Iceland 1-0. Elsewhere: Belarus 0-0 Azerbaijan, Slovakia 0-1 Kazakhstan, Andorra 0-0 Moldova. Half time! Croatia 0-0 FranceAn enjoyable half of football ends goalless, with Christopher Nkunku seeing an effort disallowed and chances spurned by both teams. Still not under way in Vienna, where dark has now descended.
Croatia 1-1 France, Austria-Denmark delayed: Nations League