After an early exit from the European Championship, France also failed in the World Cup qualifiers.
Didier Deschamps’ side must be satisfied with the 1-1 draw in their home game against Bosnia and Herzegovina. The guests even took the lead thanks to Edin Dzeko (36th place). The striker also participates in the equalizer (40) when Antoine Griezmann heads in the back after a corner kick. Only the Bosnian goalkeeper can clear the deflected ball from behind the goal line.
The second half starts poorly for the French: Julen Kounde slipped through Sead Kolasinac’s legs and saw the red card after studying the VAR (51st). Shortly before the end of the match, the French had to shudder when the opportunity arose for the former substitute player in Salzburg, Ismael Brevliak. They still hold the number one position in the group.
Ukraine can’t take advantage of the mistake: Austria’s European opponents can’t get past 2-2 in Kazakhstan. Yaramechuk gives guests an early (second) introduction. After Valyulin (74) caught the tie, Sikan (90) brought Ukraine back to the top. However, this is not the winning goal, as Valiolin again managed to equalize in the seventh minute of injury time.
France leads Group D with 8 points, ahead of Ukraine (4 points). Finland is in third place with two points (from only two matches).
Divide the points in the group h
In group H, points are split in the first two games. The division of Russia and Croatia without goals.
Slovenia and Slovakia finish after goals by Stojanovic (42) and Poznik (32) 1:1. The only win comes in the duel of the extremists: Malta clearly beat Cyprus 3-0.
In the table, Croatia leads by seven points, ahead of the tied Russians. Slovakia is followed by 6 points.
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