Player ratings as Modric penalty extends Bleus winless streak

France remain rooted to the bottom of their Nations League group and in dire form as they extended their winless streak to four games with a 1-0 defeat to Croatia on Monday.

Croatia were gifted the winner from the penalty spot as Ibrahima Konate tripped up Ante Budimir at a corner to allow Luka Modric to convert past Mike Maignan for the game’s only goal.

France went straight up to the other end almost immediately, with Kylian Mbappe getting his first sight of goal as he caught a volley from distance sweetly but struck it straight at Ivica Ivusic.

Christopher Nkunku buzzed around on the right to good effect, sending a long-range effort flashing just past the post, but largely the Croatians enjoyed a calm opening 45 minutes as they popped the ball around their World Cup-winning hosts with ease.

Lucas Digne managed two close calls in quick succession before the break, having a shot deflected just wide before seeing a dangerous cross diverted away from goal.