The only goal in the fifth minute from the penalty spot was scored by midfielder Luka Modric. Croats and French met in the second round of the League of Nations, then the teams tied (1:1). In the other match of the group, the Danish team beat the Austrian team with a score of 2:0.
The national teams of France and Croatia play in the same group for the second time in a row in the League of Nations, in 2020 the French won two victories in two matches of group 3 – with a score of 4:2 and 2:1. The teams also met in the final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where the French players won with a score of 4:2. After four rounds, the Croats scored 7 points and are in second place in the group, the Danes lead the standings (9), the Austrians are third (4), the French are fourth (2). Thus, the French team, which is the current winner of the League of Nations, has lost the mathematical chances of reaching the playoffs.
In group 2 of division B, the Icelandic team played a draw at home with the team of Israel (2: 2), in group 3 of division C, the Belarusian team lost to the Azerbaijani team on the road (0: 2), and the Kazakhstan national team defeated the Slovaks at home (2: one).
The Russian national team was supposed to play in group 2 of division B along with the teams of Iceland, Israel and Albania. On February 28, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and the International Football Federation (FIFA) suspended Russian clubs and teams from participating in international competitions under the auspices of organizations due to the situation in Ukraine. On May 2, UEFA suspended the Russian national team from participating in the Nations League season 2022/23.
The current draw of the League of Nations is the third in history. Group stage matches will take place June 2-14 i September 22-27. In addition to the French, the Portuguese team became the winner of the tournament.