France – Denmark
Departure: 4:00 pm GMT
Mbappe and France led their 2018 World Cup defense to a solid start on Tuesday, with the Paris Saint-Germain player contributing a goal and an assist. Blues By defeating Australia 4-1 at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.
Former Montpellier-Herault player Olivier Giroud – Uber shock eats Ligue 1 title winner Pelayed His brace grabbed most of the headlines – in 2012 – equaling Thierry Henry as France’s all-time leading goalscorer, but for Deschamps, Mbappe was not quite the same.
Deschamps: “It’s his competition”
“It’s clear that Kylian has been one of the best players in the world for some time and he has a lot of confidence and that shows in the way he plays,” he said before the Denmark game.
“I know he will be ready for this World Cup, it’s his competition, he knows how to make the difference. He’s part of a team, and he can still play as a team even if he’s an individual.”
“I have a lot of strikers, but Kylian is definitely one of the best.”
France will be without Lucas Hernandez after the Bayern Munich man tore his AFC Champions League against Australia. His younger brother Theo, who plays for AC Milan, is expected to start in his place. There could be a second change in the back four as Manchester United’s Raphael Varane nears full fitness.
France is the favorite against Denmark, although the Danes win Blues Back and forth in this year’s UEFA Nations League.
However, they could not find a way past Tunisia on Tuesday as the two teams drew 0-0 at Al-Rayyan Education City Stadium. Saturday’s victory will allow France to qualify for the last 16.
Danish midfielder Thomas Delaney suffered a knee injury last time. Michael Damsgaard is expected to replace him, but Deschamps’ opponent, Kasper Heulmond, is unlikely to make much change in a side backed by Nice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
France: Loris. Boward, Varane, Upamegano, D. Hernandez; Tchwamini, Rabiot; Dembele, Griezmann, Mbappe; Jerrod
Denmark: Schmeichel. Anderson, Cager, Christensen; Christensen, Damsgaard, Hojbjerg, Eriksen, Mahle; Skov Olsen, Tolberg