France – Germany: an unprecedented lineup without Griezmann

At Parc OL in Lyon, the Blues host Germany this Saturday evening in a friendly match.

France – Germany: an unprecedented lineup without Griezmann

At Parc OL in Lyon, the Blues host Germany this Saturday evening in a friendly match. A clash between two great nations contenders for final victory this summer during Euro 2024.

Less than three months before the start of Euro 2024 which will be held from June 14 to July 14, the Blues face the country organizing the competition, Germany. A gala poster to prepare for the European Championship where the French team is aiming for the title, the only one missing from Didier Deschamps as coach. For this friendly match against the Mannschaft, "DD" will be deprived of its indisputable holder, Antoine Griezmann. The absence of the playmaker for this gathering puts an end to an incredible 84 meetings, during which "Grizou" made an appearance. At a press conference, Marcus Thuram underlined the importance of the Atlético Madrid player in the French squad: "How should we replace him? I don't know. I just know that a player like Antoine is not cannot be replaced. He is unique in his kind, because of what he brings to Atletico or to the French team. Afterwards, we have very good players in the French team and I know that his absence will not happen. feel even if, as I said, he is a very difficult player to replace."

For this poster, Didier Deschamps should renew his executives, with the presence of Thuram on the front of the attack alongside Kylian Mbappé and Ousmane Dembélé. Against the Mannschaft, the French coach intends to rotate as much as possible and mobilize as many players as possible during the two meetings planned during this gathering, as he confirmed at a press conference: "We are in rehearsal, they are two great friendly posters... The players come out of a course with a very high frequency of matches. The advantage is to have a full week to prepare Germany, especially recovery by tomorrow because they really need it. It We need to involve as many players as possible so that they have playing time, anticipate what may happen in May or June, because we are never safe from injuries just before, or after this gathering."

In crisis less than three months before a home competition, Germany and its coach are trying to find the magic formula to revive the Mannschaft. Executives Hummels, Gnabry and Goretzka stayed at home to make way for new ones like Deniz Undav, Waldemar Anton and Maximilian Mittelstädt, three of the six new summons. To justify the absence of executives, Julian Nagelsmann relied on the lack of compatibility with the status of substitute: “We had in mind other players for whom we think it works better. The problem is to not always finding the best players, but those who best fit the roles." Against the Blues, the Mannschaft plays a test against a direct competitor to lift the trophy on July 14.

The friendly match between France and Germany is scheduled to kick off on Saturday March 23 at 9:00 p.m. at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon (France). The Spaniard Jesus Gil Manzano will be the referee of the match.

Holder of the TV rights to the French team's matches with M6, TF1 will broadcast the gala poster between the Blues and Germany.

If you want to watch the clash between the Blues and the Mannschaft on your computer, smartphone or tablet, you will need to create an account on TF1.

France: Maignan (L) - Koundé, Pavard, Upamecano, L.Hernandez - Zaire-Emery, Tchouaméni, Rabiot - Dembélé, Thuram, Mbappé.

Allemagne : Ter Stegen - Rüdiger, Tah, Raum - Kroos, Kimmich, Gündogan - Musiala, Wirtz - Havertz - Füllkrug.