The French national team lost its second match in the European Nations Championship 2023 against Portugal (1-5), Monday, September 4, in Croatia, and its chances of reaching the semi-finals decreased.
The day after its stunning draw with Croatia (6-6), the 2019 finalist and host nation for the final stage of the 2023 UEFA U19 Futsal Championship, France suffered from the law of Portugal (1-5), the finalist of the previous edition, Monday 4 September for his second group match.
And while awaiting the outcome of the disputed Spain-Croatia match in the evening, it is no longer in a position to qualify for the semi-finals before its final confrontation in Group A, against the Spanish champions on Wednesday, September 6 (6:00). evening.).
After the start of the match, the blue team created the first opportunity after a weak Portuguese recovery in the middle and a recovery from Ayoub Osama, which was removed by Portuguese goalkeeper Guilherme Sintra (second). Hassan Osama followed the example of his brother with a shot from the right side close to the post (fourth), before he blocked two shots from Sintra in front of Haqan Bulbul, then Marwan Razzouk (sixth). French goalkeeper Sandro de Souza (photo below) His role was clear by blocking in the same minute two attempts by Bruno Mayor, then Robin Carrillo, who was alone in front of him (13th), before three new decisive stops (15, 17, 18) and a penalty kick. by Thomas Colasso (XIX).
European Union’s photo.
The Tricolores were chosen from the start after an attack that was put in place with Macedo at the end, taking advantage of a suitable counterattack on the exit of de Souza (0-1, 21), then compiling a close double from a cross in the withdrawal (0-2, 22). Lusitania goalkeeper saved two rebounds from Joachim Pleib Lemoine (24), before Bulbul returned the blue team with a shot from the right from close range from A. The names of Al-Qa’im have been refuted (1-2, 28).
The hopes of the French were dashed after the resumption of the right of Lucio Rocha from a corner kick that retreated (1-3, 31), followed by another from the entrance to the roof of Afonso Serra (1-4, 32). The addition was reinforced by a counterattack that Carrillo finished (1-5, 33rd).
Group A results and schedule
Sunday, September 3, 2023
Monday, September 4, 2023
- France Portugal 1-5
- Spain – Croatia (8:30 pm)
Ranking: 1. Portugal, 6 points (+6); 2. Croatia, 1 point (0); 3. France, 1 point (-4); 4. Spain 0 points (-2)
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
- Spain – France (6:00 PM)
- Croatia – Portugal (8:30 pm)
All matches were played at the Zatica Arena in Porec.