Germany vs France Euro 2016
From the 10th June to 10th July 2016 many soccer fans have been glued to their TV screens catching the games in this prestigious tournament being played in France. The matches will be played in ten stadia in ten cities across the nation including; Bordeaux, Lens, Lile, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Metropole, Saint-Denis, Toulouse and Saint-Etienne.
This year’s tournament brings together 24 teams a new development from the 16 team tournaments of the past. The teams fall in six groups and the matches include the first round, knockout and finals. As expected with all major international tournaments there have been many surprises one of the most interesting being Wales in the semi final against Portugal. The second semi final match being Germany vs France. France qualified automatically to the knock out stage being the host nation and their match against the Bavarian giants is bound to e one of the most widely watched of the entire tournament. The match will be played in Marseille at the Stade Velodrome.
France have been in great from and made light work of Iceland in their quarter final match up winning 5-2 and book a place among the final four. However their match against Germany the reigning World Champions, is not going to be an easy one by any standard. Security has been high throughout given their last encounter at Stade de France was interrupted by one of the most horrifying acts of terror the nation has witnessed. This ill fated match saw France beat Germany 2-0 though the last time these two soccer giants met in the 2014 World Cup quarter finals, Germany beat France.
The French team will be glad to welcome back two players who had to sit out during their match with Iceland owing to suspensions; Adil Rami and N’golo Kante will both take to the field as part of the starting 11 this Thursday. Two other players; Laurent Koscielny and Oliver Giroud were also left out of the Sunday squad that played Iceland owing to their one booking and will be on hand to give the team even more strength. The German side will also take to the field without the services of Matt Hummels owing to a booking received during the match against Italy. Mario Gomez is also on the bench with an injury and Bastian Schweinsteiger and Sam Khedira are in questionable form ahead of this encounter.
In the Germany vs France Euro 2016 match this Thursday, the French team will not be taking to the field unprepared and are fully aware that Germany are the reigning World Champions. They had a small shock in their match against Italy but have been relatively in control throughout their other matches in throughout the tournament. France will have a slight advantage being the hosts playing before their fans and will most likely give the German side a good run for their money. The German side is definitely bound to miss Gomez who prior to his injury put on some very good performances; it appears for them the key would be to find new solutions to this dilemma.