Spain vs France Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News

Spain vs France Preview, Prediction, Lineups and Team News | Euro 2024

Preview

  • Tournament: Euro 2024
  • Date: Tuesday, July 9
  • Kick-off Time: 08:00 pm GMT
  • Venue: Allianz Arena, Germany

Spain national football team will battle it out in their semi-final game of the Euro 2024 campaign when they take on France national football team in this closely contested affair at the Allianz Arena on Friday. France are expected to secure a win in this tie despite Spain winning all five games of the competition.

Spain national football team will aim for a positive outcome on Tuesday against France who are one of the strongest sides in this tournament. Luis de la Fuente’s side have made a remarkable start to the campaign and have arguably been the most exceptional team in this competition. La Roja are the leading contender for the European trophy and could become the first nation to win four European trophies this summer.

Meanwhile, the French national football team was fortunate to overcome a hard-fought victory over Portugal in a nail-biting penalty shootout. The 2018 World Champions failed to score a single goal from open play this summer but have remained undefeated throughout the competition. Both sides last met each other in the group stage of the 2021 Nations League.

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Spain vs France Team News

Spain squad
Spain squad (Getty Images)

Spain national football team news

Manager Luis de la Fuente will name an almost unchanged starting XI for this crucial tie except for Pedri who was ruled out of the competition with a knee injury. Dani Carvajal will be unavailable after being sent off against Germany whereas Le Normand would also be with a suspension.

France national football team news

France Squad
France Squad (Getty Images)

Didier Deschamps definitely has a superior side on paper, with Kylian Mbappe returning to the centre of attack despite a sluggish Euro 2024 campaign. Adrien Rabiot will be back from suspension and unlike Spain, France would be at full strength on Tuesday.

Predicted Lineups

Spain national football team Predicted lineup:

Unai Simon; Jesus Navas, Aymeric Laporte, Nacho, Marc Cucurella; Mikel Merino, Rodri, Dani Olmo; Lamine Yamal, Alvaro Morata, Nico Williams

France national football team Predicted lineup:

Mike Maignan; Jules Kounde, William Saliba, Dayot Upamecano, Theo Hernandez; N’Golo Kante, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eduardo Camavinga; Ousmane Dembele, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe

Head-to-Head

The two sides have faced off 36 times in the past, with France winning only eight games while Spain managed nine wins. The other nine games ended in a draw.

Last five results:

Spain 1-2 France – UEFA Nations League – October 10, 2021
France 0-2 Spain – International Friendly – March 28, 2017
France 1-0 Spain – International Friendly – September 4, 2014
France 0-1 Spain – FIFA World Cup – March 26, 2013
Spain 1-1 France – FIFA World Cup – October 16, 2012

Key Players to Watch out for

Lamine Yamal

Lamine Yamal
Lamine Yamal (Getty Images)

Barcelona prodigy Lamine Yamal became the youngest player to score in a European Championship qualifier. The Spanish winger has been dubbed as the best player to come out of La Masia since Lionel Messi. He has been one of the standout players in the competition so far and is currently leading the assists chart with three to his name. The teenager has consistently showcased his extraordinary talent throughout this summer tournament.

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe (Getty Images)

The Real Madrid attacker missed the second game for France after suffering a broken nose in their first game against Austria. Mbappe got his first strike of the tournament against Poland in a group-stage tie. But he has struggled to play in the last few games as the mask has hindered his peripheral vision and trapped sweat. Even if he is not firing this tournament, Deschamps will not drop the 25-year-old against Spain.

Spain vs France Prediction

Spain national football team are undoubtedly the strongest side in the competition after winning all five games of Euro 2024 in an emphatic fashion. They will no doubt be the favorites to win this summer tournament. They snatched a last-minute 2-1 victory over Germany in the quarter-final clash.

France national football team, meanwhile, secured their spot in the semi-finals by overcoming Portugal in penalties after a taxing goalless draw through 120 minutes. They are currently one of the top sides of this competition and this Tuesday’s tie would be a closely contested encounter between both sides. They look like the better team on paper but have failed to find the back of the net on several occasions this summer.

Predicted Score: Spain 2-1 France 

Where to Watch Spain vs France Live?

QWhere to watch Spain vs France live in India?

The Spain vs France game will be televised on Sony Network/SonyLiv.

Q. Where to watch Spain vs France live game in UK?

The game between Spain and France will be live on Channel 4 in UK.

Q. Where to watch Spain vs France in USA?

The match between Spain and France will be available on FOX Sports.

Q. Where to watch the Spain vs France game in Spain?

The Spain vs France will be live on TVE Spain for Spain fans.

Q. Where to watch Spain vs France live in France?

The Spain vs France game will be available across TF1 France, and beIN Sports France for France fans.

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