France coach Didier Deschamps confirmed that the French national team was aiming to win Wednesday’s match, after a 1-1 draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the confrontation that took place at El Mino stadium in Strasbourg, as part of the fourth round of European qualifiers for the World Cup. World 2022 in Qatar.
“It’s obviously more complicated, although we reorganized to make sure we were tighter and had some positions, but that’s not what we were looking for at the start of this match,” Deschamps said in comments after the match.
He continued: “Our task has been complicated, our goal was to get three points, but this is difficult for everyone, we have another point and we will have to look for more in the next two games.”
He added: “We got the ball, and we used it well, after that, the difficulty facing an opponent is always very compact and very dense, and we have to find solutions. We had at least 4 chances in the first half.”
France vs Bosnia
Edin Dzeko scored the first goal for Bosnia after 36 minutes, and Antoine Griezmann equalized 3 minutes later for France before the end of the first half.
The formation of the France team was as follows: Goalkeepers: Lloris / Defense: Conde, Varane, Kimpembe, Lucas Dean / Midfield: Vertoot, Pogba, Lemar / Attack: Griezmann, Mbappe, Benzema.
With this result, the French team maintains the top spot in the group with 8 points, 4 points ahead of the Ukrainian team, the runner-up, while Al-Basuna occupied the fourth place with only two points.
The French team leads the standings by 4 points from the runner-up Ukraine, while the Finland team comes in third with two points, while Kazakhstan is at the bottom of the standings with two points.
The roosters collected 8 points in their journey towards the 2022 World Cup, where they achieved two victories against Kazakhstan and Bosnia and Herzegovina, in addition to two draws at the beginning of their campaign against Ukraine and today against Bosnia again, and their players scored 5 goals and conceded two goals.
On the other hand, Bosnia and Herzegovina scored two points from a draw with Finland in the first round with two goals each, while it fell to France and tied today.
The French national team won the last round at the expense of its host Bosnia and Herzegovina, with a clean goal, at the “Grbavika Stadion”, in the third round of competitions.