The last doubts were dispelled on Saturday, with the return to collective training of Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann. The two men form well with Kylian Mbappé the tricolor attack for the first match of the Euro, this Tuesday against Germany at the Allianz Arena in Munich, renamed Football Arena for the competition. Holding only 112 minutes together, the trio will focus all eyes and embody the main threat for a mannschaft articulated in 3-4-3. The Parisian star, somewhat annoyed by the words of Olivier Giroud after the success against Bulgaria, has now moved on. It's been just over two months,Mbappé had also offered a real recital in this same Bavarian enclosure with PSG by signing a double against Bayern in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League (3-2).
With a full group, Didier Deschamps was spoiled for choice to compose an unprecedented starting XI. Unsurprisingly, he aligns his typical team where Adrien Rabiot, absent against Bulgaria due to a contusion to an ankle, pushes Corentin Tolisso on the bench as expected. In this pattern in 4-3-3, transposable, in 4-4-2 diamond on the phases of possession, we also find at the heart of the game Ngolo Kanté and Paul Pogba. The defense is that announced with from right to left Benjamin Pavard, Raphaël Varane, Presnel Kimpembe and Lucas Hernandez. All in front of captain Hugo Lloris backed by an ongoing series of 4 games without conceding a goal. The lists extended to 26 require the coach to leave at each meeting, three players in the stands. This Tuesday, it is Léo Dubois, Moussa Sissoko and Marcus Thuram,but a rotation should take place during the next meetings against Hungary then Portugal, on June 19 and 23 in Budapest.
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Monday during the last training, the world champions had focused on doubling and centers.
A conservation exercise was then proposed with movements of blocks, a conservation work, which will have involved three different teams.
However, no tactical set-up had taken place.
The Blues have not experienced defeat in competition for more than two years, exactly on June 8, 2019 in Konya, against Turkey (0-2).
They won 13 of the following 16 games, dropping points only three times, still at home, in October 2019 against Turkey (1-1), a year later against Portugal (0-0) and in March 2021 against Ukraine (1-1).
The composition of the Blues
: Lloris (cap.) - Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez - Pogba, Kanté, Rabiot - Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappé.