The France team faces Hungary this Saturday in Budapest in their second Euro match. The Blues of Didier Deschamps could even validate their qualification for the knockout stages.
The Blues have a foot in the round of 16 of the Euro. It remains to finish the job this Saturday during the duel against Hungary in Budapest (3 p.m.). Winners of Germany thanks to a good collective performance (1-0) for their first match in Group F, the players of the France team signed an excellent operation for the knockout phase.
Better, the proteges of Didier Deschamps can validate their place in the round of 16 on Saturday. The Blues will first have to dominate Hungary, in front of some 56,000 spectators at the Puskas Arena, the vast majority of whom are Magyar supporters.
In case of further success, the partners of captain Hugo Lloris will be sure to reach the knockout stages of the Euro. At best among the first two of their group. At worst as best third with six points (against a maximum of four for future thirds in groups A and D).
A victory for the Blues against Hungary, coupled with a draw or a victory for the Seleçao das Quinas against the Mannschaft would even ensure a place among the first two of this group F. The sine qua non condition therefore remains to beat Hungary, at her home in Budapest.
The Blues aim for first place
In addition to qualifying for the eighth, which would take some pressure off before the third match against Portugal next Wednesday, the Blues could even take a serious option on first place in Group F and thus condition the rest of their Euro. They will be sure to finish in one of the top two places if Germany does not beat Portugal (kick off at 6 p.m.).
If the France team finishes at the top of its group, it will challenge a team ranked third in its round of 16. The Blues could thus cross with group A (Switzerland, Wales, Turkey), group B (Belgium, Finland, Denmark, Russia) or group C (Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia). A victory this Saturday against Hungary therefore seems most crucial for the group led by Didier Deschamps.
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