Moldova will face France at Stadionul Zimbru, in Chişinău, in UEFA Europe 2020 Qualification 1th Round. Moldova against France is the match with big interest because of great National squads and great perspectives in Qualification. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
FIFA Rating – 170
Moldova is one of the weakest teams in Europe. In UEFA Nations League they took 3rd place in lowest League D with only 4 scored goals and 9 points. For example, Luxembourg scored 11 goals in 6 matches and conceded less than Moldova. Moreover, they played each other, and Luxembourg were more successful and won 4:0. In World Cup qualification they finished in the last position with only 2 points in 10 matches without any win. In Europe Cup qualification they can be stronger only against Andorra since the other team is showing better football. Moldova’s head coach is ex Moldova National team player. Moreover, he was Shakhtar Donetsk and Zenit St. Petersburg head coach’s assistant. Moldova should try to play defensive football with counter attacks, while France will press them on their half.
Stanislav Namașco; Alexei Koșelev; Dumitru Celeadnic
Alexandru Epureanu; Veaceslav Posmac; Ion Jardan; Sergiu Plătică; Oleg Reabciuk; Artiom Rozgoniuc; Dinu Graur; Artur Crăciun
Eugeniu Cebotaru; Alexandru Antoniuc; Artur Ioniță; Radu Gînsari; Cătălin Carp; Eugeniu Cociuc; Gheorghe Anton; Constantin Sandu; Iaser Țurcan
Vitalie Damașcan; Vladimir Ambros; Nicolae Milinceanu; Ion Nicolaescu
FIFA Rating – 2
France is one of the strongest teams in the world. They have superb players in their team and could win against every national team. This team has made a long way in the World Championships and became champions in 2018 in Russia. Moreover, the team has the best players in the world from the top clubs. They play excellent team and individual football, which is very beautiful and impressive. In the World Cup, they were unbeaten and won against Croatia in Final by 4:2. Unfortunately, France failed to succeed in the UEFA Nations League in League A as they lost to Netherlands 0:2. They had the same amount of points as France, however, the Netherlands had better goal difference, as a result, promoted to PlayOffs.
Group H should be easy for France since all teams are weaker. They have big chances to be favorites in Europe, especially, after their performance in World Championship. The announced France team shows that they are not going to sit in defense but will go ahead, attack and score goals, as in their team most of the players are attacking style.
Alphonse Areola; Hugo Lloris; Steve Mandanda;
Lucas Digne; Presnel Kimpembe; Layvin Kurzawa; Benjamin Pavard; Djibril Sidibe; Raphael Varane; Samuel Umtiti; Kurt Zouma;
N’Golo Kante; Blaise Matuidi; Tanguy Ndombele; Paul Pogba; Moussa Sissoko;
Kingsley Coman; Nabil Fekir; Olivier Giroud; Antoine Griezmann; Anthony Martial; Kylian Mbappe; Florian Thauvin;
These teams have never met before. However, even if they would be met, the French team was never weaker than Moldova, so the outcome of the match would be very predictable.