LIVE – France-Austria: the Blues dominate but are unsuccessful


It’s half-time at the Stade de France! France failed to open the scoring against Austria (0-0)! This is not for lack of trying with an excellent attacking trio Griezmann-Giroud-Mbappé which however lacks realism. Tchouaméni hits the bar with an acrobatic comeback!


What a great rush from Mbappé that makes the difference in front of Pentz and a center back for Fofana! The Monegasque midfielder failed to score!

Griezmann triggers the strike

It’s Griezmann’s turn to light a wick at the top entrance but it’s blocked by the first curtain! Behind Mbappé tries his luck but Pentz gets it!

Yellow card for Weimann

First yellow card of the game for Weimann after a big foul on Tchouaméni!


Corner for the Blues who have played very well since the start of the game! Giroud turns the axis and finally Tchouaméni tries an acrobatic comeback! Pentz moves his bar and Griezmann can’t finish!

The harmless Austrians

Ralf Rangnick’s players failed to be dangerous in the first period! Arnautovic tries to inspire his teammates again!

Giroud tries to get Griezmann back

Another center of the area for Giroud’s head that turns it over the line for Griezmann to race! Just returned!

What a terrible action between Giroud and Mbappé

Olivier Giroud’s recovery work benefited the French attack! He plays a double one-two with Mbappé and he turns him into the box but the PSG striker misses his shot!


Griezmann lost the ball in the opposing camp and Schlager went to the field without being attacked! He found Arnautovic with his back to goal which sent back Sabitzer and the Bayern player hit the goal! It was more than Maignant’s goals.

The killing of the wounded continues

Another blow for the French team with an injury to Koundé … William Saliba will replace him for his 6th choice!

Tchouaméni projects ahead

Fofana gives a small ball into the area for his former Monaco team-mate Aurélien Tchouaméni but it’s too short!

Another great action

Lots of overflow from Mbappé who crosses towards Fofana and the middle gives Clauss! The OM player goes back to the line for Griezmann who sees his shot blocked!


Lots of chaos after a corner from Griezmann and Giroud tries a strike from the right of the pivot! Countered but it’s back to Clauss who goes on a volley… countered again!

Tchouaméni initiated the strike

It’s a good combination between Mbappé and Griezmann and the latter finds Tchouaméni at the top entrance! The Real player holds on and goes for a contested shot!

Save Alaba

Good free kick for the Blues and it’s perfectly shot by Mbappé! Varane cuts the trajectory but it’s too short and Alaba escapes the disaster!

Giroud is too short

Badiashile’s amazing bell ball that sends a caviar to Giroud’s race! The French striker throws himself in but it’s too short!

Griezmann is good with the legs

Antoine Griezmann, positioned at number 10, touched many balls and combined well with his attackers. He even got a good free kick!


Things are heating up for the Austrians with plenty of tricks from Mbappé in the area! The ball goes back to Tchouaméni who hits but it is countered and it goes back… to Mbappé who finds the skylight! He is in an offside position.


And let’s go to this France-Austria, 5th day of the League of Nations! Last in their group, the French team has no room for error tonight, one defeat and it will be relegated to Ligue B.

Players enter the field

The French and Austrian teams arrived on the lawn of the Stade de France. Immediately the hymns with a wonderful atmosphere tonight!

Jérome Rothen has a clear opinion on the case of Giroud before the start of the World Cup

The French striker will be able to show the extent of his talent tonight against Austria because he is in possession.

And here is the composition prepared by Ralf Rangnick

Ralf Rangnick decided to build the stars of his team with Alaba, Sabitzer, Arnautovic or Weimann. Patrick Pentz, Stade de Reims goalkeeper, was also lined up from the start!

The Blues with their new World Cup 2022 jerseys

In its social networks, the French team showed three images of the new jersey that the Blues will wear this Thursday night against Austria. And so at the end of the year for the 2022 World Cup.

The composition of the Blues against Austria

Didier Deschamps continued his 3-4-1-2 system, and lined up a Mbappé-Giroud doublet up front, in the absence of Karim Benzema. Benoît Badiashile and Youssouf Fofana are the starters in their big debut for the Blues.

Maignan – Clauss, Koundé, Varane (cap.), Badiashile, F. Mendy – Tchouaméni, Fofana – Griezmann – Mbappé, Giroud.


France were relegated from Ligue B tonight when…

The stakes are high for the Blues tonight against Austria. In the event of defeat at the Stade de France, the French team, defending champions of the League of Nations, will automatically be relegated to League B. A victory will be accepted before the final match on Sunday against Denmark, especially in view of -look at the qualification for Euro 2024 (October 9 in Frankfurt). That will be based on the classification of this edition of the League of Nations.

>> All information on France-Austria issues can be read here

Volkswagen, sponsor of the Blues, defended Mbappé and his good relationship with the FFF

Jean-Manuel Caparros, head of the communication department of Volkswagen, partner of the French team, maintains close relations with the FFF, which agreed to renegotiate the image rights of the players in the face of the threat of a boycott of Kylian Mbappe.

>> His interview with RMC Sport to read here

Kylian Mbappé © ICON Sport

Defeat was forbidden for the Blues

Already removed from the race for the Final Four of the League of Nations, the French team must win against Austria on Thursday (8:45 pm), under penalty of relegation to League B and complicated the task before the Euro 2024 qualifying draw.

All the stakes in a match that is actually far from friendly and that risks having implications for months

Mbappé-Giroud, rediscovered complexity

A year after their slight slump before the start of the Euros, Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud have come a long way and should be partners at the front of the attack. As happened in March against South Africa (5-0), where they both scored.

More info here.

The likely eleven of the Blues

The Monegasques Badiashile and Fofana should know their big debut in the French team this Thursday. A Mbappé-Griezmann-Giroud trio will also undoubtedly align.

Hello there

Welcome to our live to follow the match on the 5th day of the League of Nations between France and Austria live. The kick-off will be held at 8:45 pm at the Stade de France.

>> info, conf, line-up: our pre-match live

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