Allianz Arena in Munich: France vs Germany
France vs Germany
9 pm, Allianz Arena in Munich: France-Germany
Later in the evening, the European Championship will finally start for France and Germany. Reigning world champions France will travel to Munich with confidence, as the last five games on German soil have not been lost.
There is a real chance that France will again win two major tournaments in a row, just like in 1998 and 2000, because national coach Didier Deschamps again has a strong selection. However, the run-up to the first game was not entirely smooth. Olivier Giroud complained after the friendly match against Bulgaria that he was not played enough by teammates and that went wrong with Kylian Mbappé.
In Germany, the tournament starts with a lot of question marks. After a 6-0 defeat in the Nations League against Spain and a disgrace against North Macedonia in the World Cup qualification (1-2), national coach Joachim Löw (who will leave after the European Championship) decided to replace the previously dismissed routines Mats Hummels and Thomas Müller. to be re-selected.
France vs Germany
Fact about the match: The first European Championship match in France is also dominated by the return of Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid striker has been reinstated after five years, having previously been banned for blackmailing a fellow international.
Player to watch: Although he is the youngest player in the French squad at 22, Mbappe has everything to become one of the stars of the European Championship. The swift attacker became the top scorer in Ligue 1 at Paris Saint-Germain last season. He has already scored 17 times in 44 international matches for the national team.
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