the eventualities for the France crew earlier than its final group match | EUROtoday

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En conceding, this Friday, the draw towards the Netherlands (0-0), the France crew barely difficult its activity to qualify for the spherical of 16 of the Euro. Since the appointment of Didier Deschamps as head of the Blues in 2012, France has at all times completed on the prime of their group throughout main worldwide competitions. But this Euro 2024 may very well be an exception. Equipped with our calculator, we check out the attainable eventualities which might lead the Blues to qualification… but in addition to elimination.

On the eve of its final group match, Tuesday towards Poland, France has 4 factors, as many because the Netherlands. But the latter scored yet another objective, which permits them to be forward of France. Rarely, the Blues do not need their future utterly in hand on the eve of the final group match.

First place objective

Didier Deschamps' gamers will probably be first of their group in the event that they win towards Poland and the Netherlands don’t do the identical towards Austria. If the Netherlands beat the Austrians, then the Blues must win too, however with a larger margin. In quick, France should do higher towards Poland than the Netherlands towards Austria to make sure first place.

This would permit them to learn from an extra day of relaxation earlier than their spherical of 16. “I’ve deliberate a crew that may search qualification and the absolute best place, realizing that behind us we could have somewhat extra restoration time. » Finishing first can even make the Blues' street to the ultimate simpler, as a result of the Blues may then keep away from Spain, Germany and, most definitely, Portugal – until, a seemingly unimaginable situation, the latter loses towards the Georgia and Turkey, of their group, win their final match 3-0 or extra.

It is subsequently unlikely to see Didier Deschamps begin lots of the traditional substitutes as he’s accustomed to throughout the third group matches. In the occasion of first place, France will face the second in Group F, Portugal, within the spherical of 16. In the sport of predictions, Turkey is greatest positioned to be the opponent of the Blues.

But the French crew also can end second of their group, if the Netherlands win and preserve their lead within the variety of targets. In this situation, Antoine Griezmann and his teammates will face the second in Group E made up of Belgium, Romania, Ukraine and Slovakia. And there, the whole lot may be very open: the 4 international locations in Group E every accumulate 3 factors earlier than their third and remaining match.

The catastrophic situation of elimination

With 4 factors in two matches, the French crew has made begin to the Euro from an accounting perspective. But this isn’t but sufficient to safe a spot within the remaining section and the situation of untimely elimination continues to be related, even when the chance is slim. To get there, France must lose towards the Poles, and Austria must beat the Netherlands and move the Blues.

At the identical time, 4 different third-placed groups would wish to have a greater file. A extremely unbelievable situation which may even be dominated out even earlier than Tuesday's match. If Albania doesn’t beat Spain this Monday, then the Blues will probably be assured of ending among the many greatest thirds, a standing which might guarantee them qualification with out even enjoying their final match.