Of the eleven confrontations that have taken place between the two nations in the 21st century, the balance sheet is clearly favorable to the Blues. The latter have indeed won six times since February 2001 (1-0 success at the Stade de France thanks to a goal from Zidane), against three draws and two German victories. Under the era The fields, the French selection has known defeat only once, in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup (0-1). Since that date, France has been undefeated against the German neighbor with two draws and three successes, the last of which dates from October 2018, in the League of Nations (2-1). What to approach this new episode serenely on the French side.
The recent results of the France team confirms its status as favorite during this Euro, and also against Germany. Since the start of the year, the Blues have played five official matches (three in qualifying for the 2022 World Cup and two friendly), for four wins and one draw. The two great successes of this early June against Wales and Bulgaria (twice 3-0) are likely to reassure on the form of the moment on the French side.
The German selection, for its part, remains on a fairly positive dynamic in 2021, with a record of three wins, one draw and one defeat. The latter dates back to the end of March (1-2 against North Macedonia) but illustrates a certain fragility of the men of Joachim Low, still marked by the correction suffered in Spain (6-0) in November 2020 during the League of nations. On the other hand, the last exit against modest Latvia (7-1) is much more encouraging.
By reading the official title of this match, there is no mistake: it is indeed a France – Germany, which will however be played in “visitor” territory, in Munich. Despite the advantage of the field (and the public) in the Bavarian capital, the second named is not considered as the home team due to the draw for the group stages, which had placed France (and Portugal too) before Germany. Charge to the referee of this meeting at the top, the Spaniard Carlos Del Cerró Grande, to be impartial.
Certainly, a France-Germany is always a poster, whatever the context. But from the first match of a Euro, it is not a gift for either country, necessarily ambitious in a European competition. However, the winner (if there is a winner) will not be out of the woods. In this group F, renamed “group of death”, it will then be necessary to face Portugal, defending champion, which challenges Hungary on Tuesday (6 pm). In this particularly tough group, the Blues must then play against Hungary (June 19 at 3 p.m.) then against Portugal (June 23 at 9 p.m.). There is still a long way to go to the knockout stages …
Sanitary protocol requires, the usual den of Bayern Munich, which can accommodate up to 70,000 people, must respect a tonnage of 14,500 people during Euro 2020. In this assistance, to say the least, 2,500 French supporters are expected, but the atmosphere will logically be acquired for the German cause.
As for the weather, it promises to be sunny and even quite hot (26 ° C at kick-off), which will undoubtedly contribute to making this hot match boiling.
To not miss anything of this meeting, several options. The television broadcast is scheduled on M6 and on BeIN Sports (pay channel) with a kick off at 9 p.m. But it will also be possible to follow the match on our website for a detailed live.
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