France vs Germany, Euro 2020: Dream11 prediction, Head to Head, key players, kick off time in India
It is quite obvious that this is the group where there is no place for complacency for any of the countries as every point matters. France take on Germany in their group opener on Tuesday in a clash of gargantuan importance.
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France and Germany share five European champions between them and while France head into the tournament as outright favourites, it is not quite the same for Germany who have faced difficult times in recent years.
France boss Didier Deschamps will be desperate to win the continental crown having faced defeat in the final of Euro 2016 becoming the first-ever person to win both World Cup and Euro Cup as both player and manager.
Meanwhile, it will be Joachim Low’s final tournament in charge of Germany and he will also be keen to end his golden tenure on a winning note having finished with the runners-up medal in 2008 preceded two semi-final finishes in the 2012 and 2016 editions.
Head to head record
This will be the 34th meeting between the two footballing giants, with France winning 14 and Germany winning 10. The reigning world champions have enjoyed a strong record against the Germans in recent years, remaining unbeaten in their last five meetings and losing just two of their previous 13, dating back to 1990.
France – Kylian Mbappe
The golden boy of French football Kylian Mbappe played a key role in helping France go all the way to win the World Cup in 2018 and his whole country will have high hopes from the 22-year-old in the Euros if Les Bleus have to end their 21-year wait for the third Euro Cup in their history.
Germany – Kai Havertz
Germany have been on the downward trajectory since their 2014 FIFA World Cup triumph but things look bright for them in the future thanks to young players like Kai Havertz. Low has opted for a squad mixed of experience and youth as Germans head into a major tournament after years, not as one of the favourites.
France: Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernández; N’Golo Kanté, Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot; Antonie Griezmann; Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé
Germany: Manuel Neuer; Mathias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Antonio Rüdiger; Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gündoğan, Toni Kroos, Robin Gosens; Kai Havertz, Thomas Müller, Serge Gnabry
Dream 11 lineup
Goalkeeper: Manuel Neuer
Defenders: Joshua Kimmich, Benjamin Pavard, Robin Gosens
Midfielders: Thomas Müller, Antonie Griezmann, Toni Kroos, Kai Havertz, Paul Pogba
Forwards: Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé
Best Choice For Captain And Vice-Captain
Thomas Müller and Kylian Mbappé
Kick-off time in India and how to watch
Date: June 16 (Wednesday), 2021
Time: 12:30 AM IST
TV Channels: Sony Ten 2/HD (English), Sony Ten 3/HD (Hindi), Sony Six/HD and Sony Ten 4/HD (Regional language)
Live Streaming: SonyLIV, Jio TV
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