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Euro 2024: why France absolutely must finish first in its group

France faces Poland this Tuesday evening à Euro 2024. A defeat would make the Blues' path to the final very difficult.

It is often said that the European Championship is the most competitive competition in football, ahead of the World Cup. Kylian Mbappé has also attracted itself to the wrath of South American nations and in particular Argentinian players a few weeks ago by declaring that the Euro was a “very” competition. It's complicated, more so than the World Cup."

Looking at the possible final table of this 2024 European Championship, it is however difficult to be wrong about this. the striker of the France team, and Didier Deschamps' men must absolutely do the job this Tuesday against France. Poland to avoid a titanic journey to the final. Indeed, in the upper part of the table Spain and Germany could meet in the quarter-finals, and face Portugal in the semi-final. In the event of a defeat or draw associated with &agrav; a draw or a victory for the Netherlands on Tuesday evening, the Blues would find themselves in this part of the table. They could then play Portugal in the quarterfinals. It is therefore a victory and no other result that the Blues must obtain against Poland in order to finish first in their group and avoid this part of the table.

On the contrary, a victory on Tuesday evening would greatly open the final table for the French team. First place in Group D would offer an affordable 8th against Turkey, the Czech Republic or Georgia, and a potential quarter-final against Belgium. And for that it is absolutely necessary for Romelu Lukaku's teammates to finish first in their group as well, which is far from assured. During major international events like this Euro, there are often matches more decisive than others during the group stages, and that of this Tuesday evening against Poland is in fact assured. ;ment part.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116