06/15/2021 3:32 PM
Updated 06/15/2021 3:37 PM
With Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé forming a dream partnership in attack, the reigning world champion France puts its lofty ambitions to the test in Euro 2020 against Germany, in the debut of both teams in Group F, this Tuesday in Munich.
The match, a true duel of soccer titans, will be played at the
at 4:00 p.m. in Argentina and will be televised by
It will be a clash with a lot at stake, despite being the first for both selected in the tournament, because it will correspond to the considered "group of death", in which Hungary and Portugal, defending champions, will also play.
And only the first two, and perhaps the third, depending on the number of points, will advance to the round of 16.
The Germans will try to take full revenge for the semifinal lost five years ago by the
, who won 2-0 in Marseille to get into the final instance of the 2016 edition of which they were hosts.
And they will also seek to remove the feeling of the end of the cycle because
Joachim Löw will lead his last competition as head of the team
, 15 years after his arrival at the post.
"In the last two weeks of preparation we took steps in the right direction. There is a good atmosphere in the team, but also a lot of ambition and a zest for action. We are well prepared and can't wait to start. Everyone is very, very ambitious. and this gives me confidence ", affirmed Löw.
The German coach again cited
, whom he had dismissed after the elimination of Germany in the group stage of Russia 2018.
"In games like this, technique matters a lot, and it often makes a difference, but it will also be a challenge in which the athletic part will play an important role. The Germans are prepared for these types of battles. I think there will be a total commitment from both of them. teams, "analyzed Didier Deschamps, the coach who led France to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Deschamps will have hierarchy variants in attack, because in addition to Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann - who arrives with some discomfort in the calf - and Olivier Giroud called up Benzema, who returned to the national team after six years.
Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernández;
Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kanté, Adrien Rabiot;
Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappé.
Manuel Neuer; Matthias Ginter, Mats Hummels, Antonio Rüdiger; Joshua Kimmich, Ilkay Gündoğan, Toni Kroos, Robin Gosens; Kai Havertz, Thomas Müller, Serge Gnabry.