France crushes Poland and continues clear in Euro 2024 qualifying
After success against Latvia (35-18) and Italy (40-29) in November, France crushed Poland (38-28) on Wednesday during the third day of qualifying for Euro 2024. Gdansk, the Blues were solid for their first match since the world final lost against Denmark (29-34) on January 29. Guillaume Gille’s players will be able to qualify from Saturday in Aix-en-Provence (9:10 p.m.), in the event of another victory against the Polish national team.
Euro 2024 in Germany is fast approaching for the Blues. For its third match in these qualifiers, France crushed Poland in an Ergo Arena in Gdansk which sounded very hollow. The vice-world champions got into the game seriously, without forcing their talent, to break away from the score (10-5 in the 12th). Applied, the players of Guillaume Gille very well maneuvered a completely overwhelmed Polish defense, which had already been during the opening match of the world won by the Blues (26-24).
A slight relaxation upon returning from the locker room
Last January, the rapid tricolor transitions had hurt the disorganized withdrawal of the host country. This Wednesday evening, it was on the attack that the Blues made the difference to reach the locker room with already 22 goals on the clock, double the Poles, without having lost a single ball. After a relaxation at the start of the second half, the Red and White Eagles returned to six goals, scoring as many goals in a quarter of an hour as in the first 30 minutes (22-28).
But France recovered, relying in particular on a great Dylan Nahi, author of ten achievements. Despite the return of PSG pivot Kamil Syprzak to the Polish side, Bartosz Jurecki’s team only existed in the second half, too little to worry the vice-world champions. The Blues therefore take the lead in the group with six points, two more than their evening opponent.