France averts relegation against Austria

Scorer to 1-0: France Kylian Mbappe
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After a 2-0 win against Austria, the weakened French can hope to remain in League A of the Nations League. The Netherlands, on the other hand, already has the best chance of reaching the semi-finals of the competition.

fsoccer world champion France has the impending relegation from the Nations League averted for the time being, instead Austria with coach Ralf Rangnick now has to worry about staying in League A. The French came in Paris on Thursday in a direct duel to a 2-0 (0-0). The Alpine Republic is bottom of Group 1, France moved up to third place. In the fight for group victory, however, Croatia has the best cards. The vice world champion took over the lead in the standings with a 2-1 (0-0) win over rival Denmark.

In Group 4, the Netherlands made a big step towards the Nations League semi-finals. Defended after 2-0 (1-0) in Poland orange with now 13 points successfully the first place in the table. On Sunday, a narrow defeat against pursuers Belgium is enough for the team of Bonds coach Louis van Gaal to ensure victory in the group. The Belgians saved their chance by beating Wales 2-1 (2-0).

The former successful German U21 coach Stefan Kuntz managed early promotion to League B with Turkey despite a poor 3:3 (2:2) against Luxembourg. The outsider from Luxembourg took the lead three times, in the end Ismail Yüksek saved the lucky point shortly before the end.

In Paris, superstar Kylian Mbappé (56th) and Olivier Giroud (65th) shot out the French victory. Former Bremen player Marko Arnautovic made his 103rd international appearance for the Austrians, catching up with record player Andreas Herzog. Austria need to beat Croatia on Sunday and hope for a France blunder in Denmark to avoid relegation.

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