At a press conference, coach Didier Deschamps announced that Lucas Digne, Jules Koundé and Marcus Thuram have withdrawn from the match. The first two were content to ride their bikes while Marcus Thuram and Thomas Lemar, who suffered a blow to the shin on Thursday, were content to scamper around the field of the Arena Națională stadium in Bucharest. The coach, on the other hand, indicated that Lucas Hernandez, affected in the left knee against Portugal who suffers from the knee, was suitable to apply for a starting place against Switzerland. But Deschamps does not want to take any risk and will leave the left side of Bayern Munich on the sidelines. The team will therefore be in 3-5-2 with Lloris in goal, a three-way defense made up of Varane, Lenglet and Kimpembe.The corridors will be occupied by Pavard on the right and Rabiot on the left. In the middle, we will find Kanté and Pogba with Griezmann higher in charge of feeding the attacking duo Benzema - Mbappé.
The number: 6
Since 2004, France and Switzerland have faced each other six times and each time for high-stakes matches. If the Blues are undefeated against their neighbors, they have however won only twice. The first time dates back to 2004 for the last group match of the Euro in Portugal. The Habs, then defending champion, won (3-1) before falling in the quarterfinals against the future Greek winner (1-0). The second time dates from the group stage of the Brazilian world in 2014 where France had crushed Switzerland (5-2). Giroud, Benzema and Sissoko, present at the Euro, each scored a goal. The other four games ended in a draw.The Blues and the Swiss could not decide between themselves in the qualifiers for the 2006 World Cup (0-0 and 1-1) before finding themselves a few months later in the group stage of the German World Cup (0-0) . During the last group match of Euro 2016, the Blues were content with a draw (0-0) against the Helvetians in Lille who guaranteed them first place.
Information: 1,689 fans in Bucharest
After being 2,500 in Munich against Germany, 5,000 and 7,500 in Budapest against Hungary and Portugal, the supporters of the France team will be only 1,600 this Monday evening in Bucharest at the Arena Națională stadium to encourage the Blues.
The stadium in the Romanian capital will be able to accommodate around 25,000 supporters because the gauge has risen to 50% for the round of 16.
They will be 600 Swiss.
The sentence: "Karim brings his experience and his talent"
Asked at a press conference on Karim Benzema, the captain of the France team praised the impact of the Real Madrid goleador.
“Karim is ready to do what is necessary since he is called, supports Lloris.
We already knew his influence before.
We did not wait for his 2 goals against Portugal to find out which player he is.
Afterwards, we know that attackers like to score because it makes their work a reality.
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⚽ Lloris: "Benzema brings his experience and his talent" pic.twitter.com/j2EdF2gFj1
- beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) June 27, 2021