Andrej Kramerick On a late penalty, Croatia drew 1-1 with world champions France at home on Monday, leaving both teams chasing their first victory in the Nations League. Juventus midfielder Adrian Reboot Split fired France in 52 minutes as coach Didier Deschamps selected an inexperienced team without star forwards. Calin Embape And Karim Benzema. Croatia equalized seven minutes later when Andrej Kramaric converted a spot kick. “We did some good things considering all the changes. We were ahead and we could have scored the second goal. It’s a shame we gave them an equalizer with a penalty,” Deschamps told M6.
“Of course the result doesn’t satisfy me completely. But it’s exhausting and with all the other matches I have to make changes. It’s an ideal preparation for the World Cup.”
France and Croatia have just one point each in League A, Group 1. France lost 2-1 to Denmark in their opening game at home last week, while Croatia lost 3-0 to Austria.
Denmark topped the section with six points after beating Austria 2-1 in Vienna, a game that was delayed by an hour and a half on Monday due to a power outage.
One night Luka Modric Achieving his 150th cap for Croatia, Deschamps provided an opportunity to impress a number of Western players ahead of the World Cup, which starts in Qatar in November.
But he was an experienced defender. Presnel Kimpembe Joe Anti-Bodymer, reluctant to shoot with teammate Lovro Majer, ran back to block.
Christopher Nikonko, starting a great season with RB Leipzig, throws the ball home Dominic Liwakoch But at half an hour it was declared offside.
Musa Diaby was then denied by Levakoc when he exploded towards the goal from the right, with Orlean Chomini’s long-range drive being deflected off the field by the Croatian goalkeeper.
Rabbit broke the deadlock when he was played by a superb ball from Wissam Ben Eder, only to clinch a sweep inside a nearby post for his second international goal.
Alternatives Antoine Griezmann Croatia was initially fined following a VAR review after being initially rejected for offside, shortly before a shot was fired by Lewakovic.
Nicolas Velasquez threatened to snatch Croatia’s first victory against France in nine attempts, but Magnan stepped down quickly to retreat.
Griezmann then failed to take advantage of Josip Juranovic’s smile in the closing moments as he dragged wide.
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