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Austria vs France Nations League preview: Where to watch, prediction, form guide

When is it? How can you watch it? All you need to know about the UEFA Nations League Group A1 game between Austria and France.

David Alaba and his Austria coach Ralf Rangnick speak on the eve of the match
David Alaba and his Austria coach Ralf Rangnick speak on the eve of the match AFP via Getty Images

Austria and France meet in UEFA Nations League Group A1 on Friday 10 June.

Austria vs France at a glance

When: Friday 10 June (20:45 CET kick-off)
Where: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna
What: UEFA Nations League Group A1 fixture
How to follow
: Build-up and live coverage will appear here

Where to watch Austria vs France on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Nations League broadcast partner(s) here.

Highlights: Croatia 0-3 Austria


Austria: Pentz; Lainer, Trauner, Alaba, Wöber; Laimer, X. Schlager, Seiwald, Sabitzer; Weimann, Arnautović

France: Lloris; Pavard, Saliba, Konaté, T. Hernández; Kamara, Coman, Tchouameni, Diaby; Griezmann, Benzema

Form guide

Austria (most recent match first): LWDLWW

France (most recent match first): DLWWWW

Group A1 so far
03/06: France 1-2 Denmark
03/06: Croatia 0-3 Austria
06/06: Austria 1-2 Denmark
06/06: Croatia 1-1 France

Expert prediction

Johannes Sturm, match reporter
Without a win in their opening two games, France have some ground to make up at a sold-out Ernst-Happel-Stadion in Vienna. The question is, who will play? There are question marks over Kylian Mbappé, Moussa Diaby, Presnel Kimpembe, Adrien Rabiot and Christopher Nkunku. Karim Benzema, at least, should be fit.

Austria, meanwhile, have their mojo back under new coach Ralf Rangnick, with an impressive win against Croatia followed by an unlucky defeat against Denmark. They will be serious opponents, regardless of the side France field.

Highlights: Croatia 1-1 France

What the coaches say

Ralf Rangnick, Austria coach: "This match is about confirming the progress that we've shown in our last two games and then taking another step forward. And, of course, it's also about scoring. We have to cut out the mistakes we made at the back against Denmark and create as many scoring chances as possible."

Didier Deschamps, France coach: "After two Nations League matches, we are not in a good position in terms of points. We will do our best to win the match and we will see what our opponents do. These are also preparation matches considering they are played in a short timeframe."

What happens after the UEFA Nations League group stage?

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The four group winners in League A will advance to the knockout finals with, in principle, one appointed as hosts. The semi-finals will be played on 14 and 15 June 2023 with the final and third-place play-off to follow on 18 June.

The teams finishing fourth in the groups in League A will be relegated to League B for the 2024/25 edition.

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