DI­DIER’S SIDE EIGHT HIGHLY

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FRANCE stretched their un­beaten run against Croa­tia to eight games af­ter a late goal by Kylian Mbappe gave the world champs a 2-1 win.

The re­sult leaves France sec­ond in their group on 10 points from four games, be­hind Por­tu­gal on goal dif­fer­ence.

France beat Croa­tia 4-2 in the 2018 World Cup Fi­nal be­fore de­feat­ing them by the same score in last month’s re­verse Na­tions League fix­ture.

But Les Bleus boss Di­dier Deschamps said: “We knew we’d be in a real bat­tle. We started very well and it’s a pity we didn’t go two goals clear as Kylian had a big chance.

“We did what we needed to do in the sec­ond half. It’s not be­cause we won a tro­phy in 2018 that you win by click­ing your fin­gers.”

Mean­while, Scot­land’s Euro 2020 play-off fi­nal op­po­nents Ser­bia threw away a two-goal lead on the road to Turkey.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Alek­san­dar Mitro­vic had them two up with 49 min­utes gone only for Hakan Cal­hanoglu and Ozan Tu­fan to make it 2-2.

LAST NIGHT

Na­tions League Group A1 – Italy 1, Holland 1; Poland 3, Bos­nia- Herz 0. Group C2 – Es­to­nia 1, Ar­me­nia 1; North Mace­do­nia 1, Ge­or­gia 1. Group C3 – Greece 0, Kosovo 0; Moldova 0, Slove­nia 4; Group C4 – Lithua­nia 0, Al­ba­nia 0; Be­larus 2, Kaza­khstan 0; Group A2 – Eng­land 0, Den­mark 1; Ice­land 1, Bel­gium 2. Group A3 – Croa­tia 1, France 2; Por­tu­gal 3, Swe­den 0. Group B1 – Nor­way 1, N Ire­land 0; Ro­ma­nia 0, Aus­tria 1. Group B2 – Scot­land 1, Czech Repub­lic 0; Slo­vakia 2, Is­rael 3. Group B3 – Rus­sia 0, Hun­gary 0; Turkey 2, Ser­bia 2. Group B4 – Fin­land 1, Rep Ire­land 0; Bul­garia 0, Wales 1.

Chile 2, Colom­bia 2; Peru 2, Brazil 4.

Bo’ness

KILLER STRIKE Mbappe

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