France Draws 1-1 against Bosnia and Herzegovina During International friendlies

Bertrand Traore

In the match between France and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the match ended in a 1-1 draw between both teams. The reigning World Cup Winners could only get one point in the World Cup Qualifying match. While for many other teams a point is acceptable but for the talent with the France national team, a win is always expected.

During the match between France and Bosnia and Herzegovina, there was a slow tempo to the game. This was due to the fact that Bosnia and Herzegovina didn’t feel the need to attack a lot. They were comfortable sitting deep and play on the counterattack. This could be seen when you compare the touches of the two teams in the first half. While the team of France had 452, Bosnia and Herzegovina just had 273. When you compare that to the number of passes made by the team, it will show the dominance on possession by France. During the first have itself France made 365 passes which are nearly double the amount Bosnia and Herzegovina made.

While it must be said that Bosnia and Herzegovina had opened the scoring of the match. Edin Dzeko in the 35th minute took a shot from outside the penalty box. That shot made it to the bottom left of the goal giving Bosnia and Herzegovina the lead. While the lead was commendable, it only lasted for 3 minutes. In the 38 minutes, Antoine Griezmann scored the equaliser from the 6-yard box. The change of tempo of the game came after Jules Kunde getting the red card in the 51st minute.

What Are Some Of The Takeaways From the France VS Bosnia and Herzegovina Game?

After the red card being given to Jules Kunde, the French team decided it would be better to sit back and not be as offensive. Due to this Bosnia and Herzegovina had more touches and made more passes in the second half. Though It must be stated that the France National team tried to attack as well and not drop in a deep block. There were no shots on target by other teams in the second half. Mbappe was continuing his lethal creative charge completing 4 dribbles in the second half. The player who did shine during the match was the french Manchester united duo of Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane. While young players like Mbappe and Aurélien Tchouaméni.

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