Euro 2020: France vs Germany line ups
France XI: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Pogba, Kante, Rabiot; Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappe
Germany XI: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger; Kimmich, Gundogan, Kroos, Gosens; Havertz, Muller; Gnabry
Follow all of the action from tonight’s Euro 2020 Group F match between world champions France and Germany.
Didier Deschamps’ team are favourites to capture the cup at Wembley next month, with Karim Benzema’s return to the international set-up adding to an already formidable team. Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe, and Antoine Griezmann are all likely to start today against Germany after lifting the World Cup trophy in Russia in 2018.
After the pair argued in the media last week, Lloris was obliged to play down a feud between Mbappe and Olivier Giroud ahead of tonight’s match. Nonetheless, Les Bleus remain a team at the top of their game, and they will seek to defeat a German team still in transition following a terrible 2018 World Cup campaign in which they were eliminated in the group stage.
Joachim Low has said that he will resign as head coach after this summer’s tournament, as well as backing down on his decision to drop Thomas Muller. Despite having top-level talent in his team, such as Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gundogan, and Toni Kroos, Germany has struggled for consistency in the build-up to Euro 2020 and will need to step up their game to navigate a group that also includes defending champions Portugal.