The biggest game so far of Euro 2020 will take place today when the current World Cup Champion France will face off in a Group F match with the 2014 World Cup Champion Germany.
Keep in mind, Hungary and Portugal are also in this group making this group one of the hardest in the tournament. Hungary and Portugal will face each other in the first game of the day.
Without any doubt, this is going to be a high voltage match for the fans.
France, the current world cup champion is considered to be the favorite in this tournament while considering the recent performances of both teams. However, it’s not a cup of tea to make one team ahead, especially playing in Munich. Germany might be the underdog of today’s match, never to forget both the teams are the powerhouse of European football.
Germany will look to win a trophy under outgoing manager Joachim Lowe as they couldn’t show their previous performance in the 2018 World Cup as they played in 2014.
Both the teams had faced each other 31 times and France is in the upper hand. They won 14 out of those 31 matches and ended 7 matches with a draw.
In a pre-match press conference, Nayyar said, “We owe something to the fans for what we did in the 2018 World Cup. Everyone on the team has a strong desire to do well. We want to lose France.’ The German goalkeeper then added, “Honestly, we are looking forward to playing the match (against France).”
What the coaches say:
Germany coach Joachim Loew reported: “Everyone except Younis Hoffman has practiced. Leon was also in practice. Leon has practiced in four to five sessions with the team. He did very well. As for our medical team, there is no risk for him.”
“You can feel positive tension in the air and anticipation. I really thought ‘finally!’ when I got on the bus to come here. I’m calm, relaxed, and think that in the last 14 days we have done what we wanted to. Tomorrow it’ll be important to see what the team has shown in those couple of weeks against such a top-class team like France.”
Didier Deschamps, France coach: “It’s a massive game to start with. It’s a massive game for us but also for the Germans because we are both among the top European nations. The objective is to be effective in both boxes because that’s where the game will be decided.”
France: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernández; Pogba, Kanté, Rabiot; Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappé
Germany: Neuer; Ginter, Hummels, Rüdiger; Kimmich, Gündoğan, Kroos, Gosens; Havertz, Müller, Gnabry