Defending champions France are group winners in the round of 16 at the World Cup. Against Tunisia, national coach Didier Deschamps let his B-Elf run, which is still peppered with top stars. The grades and individual criticism for "Les Bleus" after the 1-0 defeat.
Steve Mandanda struggled with high balls and crosses against Tunisia. The 37-year-old was able to distinguish himself with a save against Tunisia's Khazri. Mandanda was powerless to score from close range.
As expected, Axel Disasi was able to convince defensively, but remained pale on the offensive. The AS Monaco full-back showed weaknesses in the backward movement and all too often gave the Tunisians a lot of space on the counterattack.
Raphaël Varane had the role of defensive chief and had to defend many Tunisian crosses. Varane convinced with a strong header game, an often good follow-up and overall a good order of his neighbors. Varane could have looked better on goal though, as Khazri easily left him with a hook.
Strong performance by Ibrahima Konate. The Liverpool FC defender always had the right timing and impressed with his positional play. The only Frenchman who was running at a really good level that afternoon.
Eduardo Camavinga had to help out in the unfamiliar left-back position. The Real Madrid midfielder struggled a lot with defensive work. Camavinga committed a lot of fouls and lacked physical effort in tackles.
Jordan Veretout remained pale. After an unexcited and unconvincing performance at the French headquarters, Deschamps took Veretout off after an hour. The midfielder from Olympique Marseille could not really recommend himself for further appearances in the course of the tournament.
In contrast to Veretout, Youssouf Fofana was able to liven up the game a little more. The midfielder from AS Monaco kept breaking up the midfield and was more present than Veretout overall. a bad rascal.
One of the few seeded French players who also started against Tunisia. Had to correct some mistakes made by his colleagues and disappeared completely after the change of sides. Still one of the better French this afternoon.
Guendouzi attracted attention with a lot of safety balls against Tunisia and remained largely invisible. However, the Olympique Marseille midfielder also has to be credited for being at home in central midfield; against Tunisia, Guendouzi had to switch to the half-right.
As a replacement for Ousmane Dembele, Kingsley Coman fell significantly. The attacker from FC Bayern tried again and again with dribbling or speed runs, but managed very little. Coman could not recommend himself for more missions from the start.
Kolo Muani showed his excitement in his first World Cup game ever. The Eintracht Frankfurt striker often made the wrong decisions and usually tried the complicated route. The shooting star rarely put his horsepower on the lawn and caused danger with his speed.
This article was originally published on 90min.de as France's B-Elf disappointed against Tunisia: The scores and individual reviews for "Les Bleus".