Defending champions France are eyeing their first win of the recently started UEFA Nations League campaign ahead of their visit to Zagreb to take on Croatia in a repeat of the World Cup final in Russia some years ago which France won via a 4-2 scoreline to seal their second World Cup title and a first World Cup title in twenty years. France won the second edition of the UEFA Nations League by coming from behind to beat Spain 2-1 in the final and they are one of the favourites to win the third edition of the competition also known as the 2022/23 UEFA Nations League.
France are in Group A1 of the current UEFA Nations League campaign alongside Denmark, Austria and Croatia. The world champions were stunned at home by Denmark in their first game in the group. France were favourites to win the Denmark game according to the soccer betting odds from various soccer betting sites, but they didn’t live up to the status despite taking the lead.
After a first half affair which ended without a goal, France breached the Denmark rearguard early in the second half through Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema to make their superiority count. The hosts had dominated proceedings until that point. Denmark then fought back with two goals from Andreas Cornelius in the last quarter of the game to earn the three points available from the game. The aforementioned Cornelius came on for Kasper Dolberg on the hour mark and it took him just eight minutes to level proceedings for the visitors. Cornelius then completed his brace with two minutes left on the clock to seal a big win for his team.
France would be guests of Croatia in Zagreb on Monday for their second group game in A1 and they are favourites according to the soccer betting odds from soccer betting sites worldwide. Austria will also take on Denmark at home on Monday in Group A1.