The Blues are now unbeaten (0-2) after 13 games and their next opponent in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers is Finland, as a penalty kick after a match (3-3 against Switzerland in the 16th round of the Euros) is not considered a defeat. It was a friendly, Wednesday, 11 November 2020.
This is the vision of the half-filled glass. Because in their current five-match series (1-1 against Hungary, 2-2 against Portugal before leaving the road, twice in the 1-1 qualifiers against Bosnia-Herzegovina in Strasbourg and then in Ukraine), the world champions have largely destroyed their confidence. For qualifying for the World Cup, the situation is not yet alarming. The smaller the misunderstanding, the more uncertain it becomes.
To find the signs of a two-match losing streak for the Blues, you have to go back more than six years, June 2015, in two friendly matches: home defeat against Belgium (3-4) followed by Albania (1-0). Five unbeaten matches, as they are today, happened in 2013: 1-0 defeats to Spain and Uruguay, 3-0 to Brazil, 0-0 to Belgium and Georgia. Deschamps was at the beginning of his era, a culture of success that Laurent Blanc and Raymond Domenech had never returned to after years.
Domenek’s series was equal
Domenech (2004-2010), in fact, now shares with Deschamps (post from July 2012) The longest series of matches given by the opener, Another highlight of this period: Five in a row. In 2021, Hungary, Portugal, Switzerland, Bosnia and Ukraine first benefited before the Blues responded.
Between November 2009 and June 2010, Ireland (1-1 by Thierry Henry during the famous return jump at the 2010 World Cup) were thus friendly (0-2), from Costa Rica (2-1), and Tunisia (1-1) before South Africa’s athletic defeats. ), China (0-1) (0-0 loss to Uruguay, 0-2 defeat to Mexico).
Five draws in a row, the first
As for this series of five consecutive draws in Deschamps’ code, this is completely new. Domenek, His predecessor, between November 2004 and March 2005 (Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Israel) stopped at four. Im jacket Between September and November 1994 (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland) and Albert Batax Between October 1958 and March 1959 (FRG, Italy, Greece, Belgium).
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