The Blues will have to reassure themselves after their elimination

Eliminated final stage of the League of Nations by the draw on Monday 19, the Netherlands in Germany (2-2), the men of Didier Deschamps will try to forget this false note during the friendly on Tuesday 20 against the Uruguay, which they had beaten (2-0) in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

If the two stars are firmly attached to the jersey of the Blues after their second victory in the World Cup, Didier Deschamps seems to have lost his lucky star. Reigning lucky, the coach of the Blues has seen the hopes of qualifying in the finals league of nations flying away on Monday 19, in the final seconds of the game Germany-Netherlands.

Dutch find high level

Only a victory from Germany opened the way for the final closing tournament next June. The Mannschaft has long believed to win – and qualify France at the same time – but the Dutch have equalized in the last moments. It will be these "Orange" in full revival after a black period (they could not qualify for the World Cup in Russia) who will inaugurate this final phase of the new competition, alongside the Swiss, Portuguese and English, the three other qualified selections.

Les Bleus, world champions of expatriates

The League of Nations is a new UEFA tournament of relative importance, but the Blues had clearly made it a priority after the World Cup. This disappointment does not detract from their exceptional balance sheet for 2018. It does not affect the qualifying phase for Euro 2020, which will start in March 2019 and will take place on 2 December.

Didier Deschamps: "Finish on a positive note"

Interviewed on Monday 19 following the match Germany-Netherlands by the channel "The Team", the coach Didier Deschamps wanted to turn first to the friendly against Uruguay on Tuesday 20 at the Stade de France, which takes place symbolic and managerial importance. "After a defeat it's always good to react, our goal is to finish (2018) on a positive note. We are at home in front of our audience, facing a difficult opposition ", did he declare.

In front of the press, he also recalled that the elimination of France was not played on the spell of the fate of Monday 19 in the evening, but well Friday 16 in the defeat against the Netherlands (0-2 ). "We had made sure to prevent that but it happened to us. We are not the only ones, it concerns a lot of teams who have gone far in the World Cup. This is not an excuse but an explanation, he said. There are many wounded, physical and psychological wear. But we were failing on this match against a very good team from the Netherlands at its best. He missed too many things. "

Jean-François Fournel

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