09/04/2021 at 09:15 CEST
Didier Deschamps’ France returns to work after failure in the last European Championship, where they lost to Switzerland in the round of 16 on penalties. He will do it against Ukraine, in group D of the qualifying phase of the World Cup Qatar 2022, a team that reached the quarterfinals in the continental event and has a lot of talent in all lines.
The Gauls, who lead with a total of eight points, have before them the opportunity to put land in the middle and leave Ukraine to seven points, which is currently marking the place of the novel play-off. Without Mbappé, who has suffered a last minute injury, but with Griezmann and Benzema, The French team faces this national team break with the intention of setting foot and a half in the next World Cup event.
On the Ukrainian side, illusion reigns after a great European Championship. They qualified as the worst best third in the group stage and eliminated Sweden in the last 16. They could not avoid the win against England, but the growth of the team is total and They also want to be in the next World Cup, which will be held in Qatar in the winter of 2022.
Ukraine, for the second victory against France
Shevchenko’s men face France with the intention of achieving a new victory, which would be the second in their history, and approaching the first place in the group. The Ukrainians have met on a total of eight occasions in official matches and have only been able to win on one: in the first leg of the access to the World Cup in Brazil 2014. They won 2-0 with goals from Zozulia and Yarmolenko.
That victory was marred by France’s subsequent comeback on the lap: they beat 3-0 at home with goals from Benzema and Sakho (2). The rest of the matches have ended with the following baggage: three victories for France and four draws.