Denmark have failed to qualify for the final phase of this season’s UEFA Nations League despite beating world champions France in their final game in Group A1. France and the Danes are in Group A1 alongside Croatia and Austria.

With the 2-0 victory over France, Denmark were able to do the double over the two-time World Cup winners with two wins from two Group A1 games. In their first meeting in Group A1,Denmark came from behind to beat France 2-1 thanks to the brace from Sevilla striker Kasper Dolbergwho’s on loan from French side OGC Nice at the moment. Dolberg scored twice to turn the game on its head in favour of his country having come on as a second half substitute.

In their second meeting in Group A1, Denmark beat France 2-0 at home thanks to the first half goals from the abovementioned Dolberg and Andreas Skov Olsen within six minutes. It was the final group game for two teams. The Danes came into the game with the opportunity to move above leaders Croatia and seal a place in the final phase billed to take place next year. A win over France at home and the failure of Croatia to secure an away win over Austria would give Denmark a slot in the final phase as far as the Nations League is concerned this season.

The Danes were able to beat France, but it was not enough to take the only Group A1 slot for the final phase also known as the semifinal after Croatia recorded a 3-1 win at the home of Austria.Dolberg was a thorn in the flesh of France in the first meeting with two goals and he made it three goals in two games against the world champions with the opener on 33 minutes. Skov Olsen then sealed the win for the Danes six minutes later.

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