France vs Netherlands : France may not have been universally popular World Cup winners in the summer due to Didier Deschamps’ pragmatic approach, but there could be little doubt that they were highly effective as a unit.
Since overcoming Croatia 4-2 in an exciting final, Les Bleus have continued to be a side that has continued its steady, if somewhat unspectacular progress. Goalkeeper Alphonse Areola had to be on his mettle to secure a 0-0 draw in Germany, while back at home, both the 2006 world champions and the Netherlands threatened to take points away from Paris.
The top two teams in Group 1 of League A in the UEFA Nations League will meet up one more time when France and the Netherlands face off on Friday, Nov. 16.
In September these squads met for their first game against each other in the group stage, and France prevailed 2-1. Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud delivered the goals for france and Ryan Babel scored for the Netherlands.
France can lock up the group with a draw after already getting a draw and a victory against Germany in the two matches those two faced each other.
The Netherlands could still win the group and earn a spot in the Nations League final, but it would take a win Friday over the Netherlands and a win over Germany later in the month. If the Netherlands can win against France but just earns a draw against Germany, France and the Netherlands would be in a tiebreak situation at the top of the group to determine who goes to the semifinals.
Here’s how to watch the match:
Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
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