France and Greece battled it out in an intense game of football, resulting in a 2-2 draw. The match, part of the Euro 2024 qualifying round, Group B, was held at the Agia Sofia Stadium in Athens and was a thrilling spectacle for all.
In the 56th and 61st minute, Greece's Bakasetas and Ioannidis respectively found the back of the net. Despite falling behind, the French side remained resilient with Kolo Muani scoring a goal in the 42nd minute, followed by Fofana's equalizer in the 74th minute.
Noteworthy actions during the match included Griezmann hitting the post of Vlachodimos in the 33rd minute and Kolo Muani scoring his 4th goal since August. Bakasetas impressed with a goal from the surface for Greece, while Ioannidis netted a goal, thanks to an assist from Giannoulis.
In a desperate attempt for a comeback, France introduced their star player, Mbappé, to the game. Later, Fofana managed a fantastic goal from a 25-meter distance, leveling the game and raising the hopes of the French side. They also had a narrow escape in the closing minutes, almost scoring an own goal, but luck was on their side as the ball hit two posts and stayed out.
France's dream of securing their 8th win in 8 qualifying matches was disrupted with this draw. Nonetheless, the team had previously impressed with a historic victory against Gibraltar, smashing a whopping 14 goals without conceding any.
France Still a Favorite
Despite the unexpected draw, France, having secured 22 out of 24 points, continues to be a strong contender for Euro 2024. The result, while a hiccup, is unlikely to derail their campaign, and it's expected that they'll come back stronger.