LIVE – France-Austria: the Blues taste victory thanks to Mbappé and Giroud

Tchouameni: “We all wanted to show our true value”

Aurélien Tchouameni (on M6): “We were keen to show a completely different face, in June, it didn’t go very well, we all wanted to show our true value. The conditions are not optimal with everything that is happening (injuries, editor’s note), but as the coach says, the truth is what happens on the pitch.”

Deschamps: “A lot of positives”

Didier Deschamps (on M6): “Very satisfied with this evening in terms of the content. We had a lot of chances and very good control. We had little time to prepare for this match. When we didn’t have the ball, everyone made an effort. There are a lot of positives.”


It’s over ! The France team easily won 2-0 against Austria and still has the cards in hand to stay in Ligue A. Very enterprising throughout the game, the Blues were able to count on a Mbappé-Giroud duo in perfect chemistry tonight. The first opened the scoring on a ride chained to a powerful strike before Giroud planted his 49th EDF goal with a header (two units from Thierry Henry). Next step Sunday against Denmark!

The classification of group 1:

1. Croatia – 10 pts

2. Denmark – 9 pts

3. France – 5 pts

4. Austria – 4 pts

1st selection for Kolo Muani

Mbappé misses an opportunity after a completely missed roll! Behind it is replaced!

Didier Deschamps gives his first selection to Kolo Muani for these last minutes.

Badiashile continues to defend

First beaten in a duel in the air, Benoit Badiashile recovers well by countering a shot from a tight angle!

Mbappé always incisive

The minutes pass but Kylian Mbappé is still physically impressive! He outruns the whole defense but does not finish the action as he would like.

Austria regain the ball

The Austrians manage to hold the ball a little more but without getting any dangerous chances. There is only one change left for Didier Deschamps… Kolo Muani or Camavinga?

Deschamps spins

Very fit with Barça, Ousmane Dembélé comes into play for his 28th selection. He is accompanied by Christopher Nkunku.

Scorer tonight, Giroud gives up his place, just like Griezmann!

France in control

The two EDF goals did not slow down the Blues who continue to hold the ball as much as possible. The Austrians are not making it!


Party at the limit of offside, Mbappé feigns Pentz and the dribble before getting tangled up when scoring! There was finally an offside!


Griezmann is shifted to the right and he crosses to the penalty spot for Giroud’s magnificent header! The timing is perfect, 2 to 0 for the Blues! 49th goal in EDF two goals from Thierry Henry!

Double change for Austria

Ralf Rangnick makes two new changes with the re-entries of Baumgartner and Gregoritsch. They replace Onisiwo and Arnautovic.

Mbappé is next door

The pace has increased considerably since Mbappé’s goal! The striker is found with his back to goal and continues with a left foot shot but it’s wide!

Giroud asks for the penalty

This time, it’s Mbappé who tries to find Giroud in the area but he gets sent off by Alaba’s shoulder! The striker asks for the penalty but won’t get it.

Tchouaméni not far from the 2nd goal

Another cross from Clauss who centers at the far post but there is neither Giroud, nor Griezmann, nor Mbappé… but Tchouaméni yes who throws himself and is close to scoring!


But what a goal from Kylian Mbappé! Giroud recovers a ball in the middle of the field and perfectly launches Mbappé who speeds up the entire defense before concluding with a powerful strike with the right foot! 1 to 0 for the Blues!


New huge opportunity for the blues! Mbappé overflows and puts back in the axis towards Griezmann who shifts Clauss perfectly… The OM winger puts his left foot but can’t find the frame!

Austria’s turn to make a change

Touched on a resumption of support, Weimann must leave immediately and he is replaced by Dejan Ljubicic!

Giroud emerges at the near post

Overflow full of speed from Mendy who crosses at the near post for Giroud but his deflection goes for a corner!

Mike Maignan comes out on injury

After Koundé in the first period, the Blues lose a new element. Maignan, hit in the left calf, gives way to Areola at the start of the second period.


It’s half-time at the Stade de France! France failed to open the scoring against Austria (0-0)! It is not for lack of having tried with a very good attacking trio Griezmann-Giroud-Mbappé which will nevertheless have lacked realism. Tchouaméni hit the bar on an acrobatic return!


What a huge rush from Mbappé which makes the difference in front of Pentz and a center back for Fofana! The Monegasque midfielder fails to score!

Griezmann triggers the strike

Griezmann’s turn to light a wick at the entrance to the surface but it is countered by the first curtain! Behind Mbappé tries his luck but it is captured by Pentz!

Yellow card for Weimann

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


Corner for the Blues who have been playing really well since the start of the match! Giroud puts back in the axis and finally Tchouaméni tries an acrobatic return! Pentz diverts on his bar and Griezmann cannot conclude!

The harmless Austrians

Ralf Rangnick’s players fail to be dangerous in this first period! Arnautovic is trying to re-motivate his partners!

Giroud tries to regale Griezmann

Another center in the area for Giroud’s head which puts it back in line for Griezmann’s race! It’s just returned!

What a monstrous action between Giroud and Mbappé

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


Ball lost by Griezmann in the opposing camp and Schlager goes all the way up the field without being attacked! He finds Arnautovic with his back to goal who puts Sabitzer back and the Bayern player strikes on goal! It’s above Maignant’s goals.

The carnage of the wounded continues

Another blow for the French team with Koundé’s injury… William Saliba will replace him for his 6th cap!

Tchouaméni projects ahead

Small ball given in the area by Fofana for his former partner in Monaco Aurélien Tchouaméni but it is too short!

Another beautiful action

Huge overflow from Mbappé who crosses towards Fofana and the middle gives Clauss! The OM player is back in line for Griezmann who sees his shot blocked!


Big mess after a corner from Griezmann and Giroud tries a strike from the right in pivot! It’s countered but it comes back to Clauss who continues with a volley… countered again!

Tchouaméni triggers the strike

It combines well between Mbappé and Griezmann and the latter finds Tchouaméni at the entrance to the surface! The Real player hooks and continues with a shot that is countered!

Rescue of Alaba

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

Giroud too short

Incredible ball in bell of Badiashile which sends a caviar in the race of Giroud! The French striker throws himself but is a bit too short!

Griezmann well in legs

Antoine Griezmann, positioned in number 10, touches a lot of balls and combines well with his attackers. He even gets a good free kick!


Things are already heating up for the Austrians with several feints from Mbappé in the area! The ball comes back to Tchouaméni who hits but it’s countered and it comes back… to Mbappé who finds the skylight! He was in an offside position.


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

The players enter the field

The French and Austrian teams arrive on the lawn of the Stade de France. Immediately the hymns with an extraordinary atmosphere tonight!

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

The French striker will be able to show the extent of his talent tonight against Austria since he is the holder.

And here is the composition prepared by Ralf Rangnick

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

The Blues with their new World Cup 2022 jerseys

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

The composition of the Blues against Austria

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

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


France relegated to Ligue B tonight if…

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

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

Volkswagen, sponsor of the Blues, defends Mbappé and his good relations with the FFF

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

>> His interview with RMC Sport to read here

Kylian Mbappé © ICON Sport

Defeat forbidden for the Blues

Already eliminated from the race for the Final Four of the League of Nations, the France team must imperatively win against Austria this Thursday (8:45 p.m.), under penalty of relegation to League B and complicate the task before the Euro 2024 qualifying draw.

All the stakes of a match which is really far from being friendly and which risks having implications for several months

Mbappé-Giroud, rediscovered complicity

A year after their slight falling out before the start of the Euro, Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud have come a long way and should be associated with the forefront of the attack. As was the case in March against South Africa (5-0), where they both scored.

More information here.

The probable eleven of the Blues

The Monegasques Badiashile and Fofana should know their big first in the France team this Thursday. A Mbappé-Griezmann-Giroud trio will also undoubtedly be aligned.

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

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

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