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After an inaugural defeat against Denmark (0-1) then a draw in Croatia (1-1), this 2022 Nations League is far from being a walk in the park for the France team. While the Blues would like to relaunch in Austria on Friday, a meeting was held this Wednesday in the presence of UEFA, after the discovery of a hole in the middle of the lawn at the Ernst-Happel stadium in Vienna.
If the holding of the meeting seemed threatened, Ralf Ranginck and the Austrian Federation were reassuring. “We have brought in a German turf specialist who has filled this hole. We have to see how the turf will develop in the coming hours. But nothing indicates that the match will be called into question” explained the Austrian coach according to L’ Team, while the ÖFB “brought in nearly 1,000 m2 of lawn in the event that the lawn layer has to be changed quickly”.
“The players are tired”
If UEFA will give its answer tomorrow, probably positive, Noël Le Graët took the opportunity to criticize the schedule of the Blues, who play four games in eleven days. “These matches are important. But quite frankly, they are on a date that does not make sense. It is valid for all countries, even if our players may play more than others. I have met my European colleagues and we wonder how we were able to accept this schedule. It was done in a hussar. The players are tired. They are being made to take risks. And it’s not over yet. Above all, I hope that We won’t have any injuries yet… This schedule is insane. There are too many games. We’ll see in Vienna who’s on their feet. It’s not our role to return players in poor condition to the clubs” declared the president of the FFF during the general assembly of Ligue 1 this Wednesday, according to comments relayed by L’Equipe.
To see how fresh the men of Didier Deschamps will be in Vienna on Friday.