The European Championships are all set to kick-off on 11th June and the sides are currently involved in playing international friendlies in their preparation for the Euros this summer. One of the key factors to look forward to the Euros would be the return of some key players who will be returning to the international key-frame after a long hiatus.
Karim Benzema of France has been called up to the France national squad after 6 years while Joachim Loew has finally called up the experienced duo of Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller for the set-piece event this summer. France are playing Wales and Germany will be involved in a match against Denmark in the pre-Euros friendly matches and both managers have handed out starts to these veteran players much to the delight of football fans.
France Lineup Vs Wales
Didier Deschamps has started a star studded lineup against Wales, as he has handed starts to the attacking trio of Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann as he looks to form a formidable attacking force for France in the Euros. He has also started Raphael Varane and Kimpembe in the centre of defence. Paul Pogba, Rabiot and Tolisso have also been handed starts for the friendly fixture.
FRANCE (4-3-3): Hugo Lloris; Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Presnel Kimpembe, Lucas Hernandez; Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, Adrien Rabiot; Antoine Griezmann, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe.
Germany Lineup Vs Denmark
Joachim Loew has handed starting lineup spot to the experienced duo of Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels after a break of 2 years from the International scenario. Joshua Kimmich, Gnabry and Sane are all starting for the Germans. Loew will look for some inspiration in the attacking third for Germany as they have failed to score the goals expected of them in their recent matches. With heavyweights like Portugal and France being named in their Group the Germans will have to bring out their A game in the group stage matches of the competition.
GERMANY STARTING XI (3-4-3): Manuel Neuer; Matthias Ginter, Niklas Sule, Mats Hummels; Lukas Klostermann, Joshua Kimmich, Florian Neuhaus, Robin Gosens; Leroy Sane, Thomas Muller, Serge Gnabry.