Euro 2020 Group F: France take on Germany in the group of death

Germany begin their final tournament with Joachim Low at the helm and they'll be keen to send the 61-year-old off with a winners' medal as they take on France in the 'Group of Death' in Euro 2020.

The Germans having some fun during the training session, Image credit: Twitter/Die Mannschaft

One of the best matchups of the Euro 2020 group stage is here. France travels to Munich to take on Germany in Group F. It’s a colossal battle between the last two nations to win a FIFA World Cup. France is the favourites while Germany are looking to win one last trophy under outgoing manager Joachim Low. The two sides are joined in Group F with Hungary and Portugal, the latter the reigning champs of Euro.

TOURNAMENT FAVOURITES – FRANCE

France have enjoyed a lot of success under the reign of Didier Deschamps. They made it to the finals of the Euro 2016. Les Bleus achieved the ultimate success when they won the FIFA World Cup after 20 years. They enjoyed a straightforward run through the qualifiers. France topped Group H with eight wins out of ten and they cruised through to the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League finals after a solid run of results last year.

In addition to experience and quality, they have the youthful exuberance and the talent of Kylian Mbappe, Jules Kounde and Ousmane Dembele making them the most complete side in the tournament in Euro 2020.

GERMANY SEEKING REVENGE

It was France who ended German dreams of glory five years ago, as a brace from Griezmann saw Les Bleus dump their rivals out in the semi-finals. The Germans are winless in their last five encounters with the reigning world champions.

Germany will be looking to have a solid tournament given their recent poor form in major finals. Coach Joachim Low has changed his system to a 3-4-3 formation as his side look to get out of the group stage having failed to do so in the World Cup in Russia in 2018.

KEY PLAYERS in Euro 2020 clash

Back on the international scene is Thomas Muller. He’s expected to start in the center of a trio, which includes Kai Havertz and Serge Gnabry. The front three are expected to switch sides between themselves though out the game in Euro 2020.

Raul Mallen III vs Richard Ginete

Joshua Kimmich is undoubtedly the most important player for Germany heading into this year’s Euro. The Bayern Munich star has established himself as a real leader in the middle of the park. However, he might have to take one for the team and operate in the right-back position due to the lack of options.

The two teams last met twice in 2018 in the UEFA Nations League. The two drew 0-0 in their first game, with France winning 2-1 in the second.




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