Second Semifinal match played today between France and Germany. Germany are the world champion now and they played like a champ also in this tournament.
France will look to beat Germany in a competitive fixture for the first time in 58 years when they face off in the semi-final of Euro 2016.
Moussa Sissoko : “We want to win at all costs in order to qualify. Being knocked out in the quarters at the last World Cup still sticks in the throat.”
Alain Giresse is the last French player to score against Germany at a major finals tournament; coming in the 1982 World Cup semi-final.
France have never kept a clean sheet in their four meetings with Germany at major finals tournaments.
Germany have reached the semi-finals in each of their last six major tournaments (WC 2006, EURO 2008, WC 2010, EURO 2012, WC 2014, EURO 2016), the longest ever run for a European team.
However, they last won the European Championships 20 years ago, in 1996, their longest ever drought in the history of the competition.
Germany have won 14 of their last 18 games at major tournaments, drawing three and losing only once (1-2 v Italy in the EURO 2012 semi-finals).
Germany: Neuer; Kimmich, Boateng, Höwedes, Hector; Kroos, Schweinsteiger; Draxler, Özil, Götze; Müller.
Out: Hummels (suspended), Gomez (thigh), Khedira (groin)
France: Lloris; Sagna, Umtiti, Koscielny, Evra; Pogba, Matuidi; Sissoko, Griezmann, Payet; Giroud.
|Match||France vs Germany – Semi Final 2|
|DATE||Thursday, 7th July 2016|
|KICKOFF TIME||9-00 PM Local Time (7 July June), 12-30 AM IST (8 July)|
|TV CHANNELS||Sony Six, Sony Six HD (India) ESPN & ESPN Deportes (Spanish) (USA) ITV & BBC (UK) TF1 & beIN Sports (France) Telecinco (Spain)|
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Prediction, As per current form of France it looks like they will win the second semi and broke the 58 years long rivals streak but other end was Germany the world champion.
France never beat Germany in any major tournament and that was big advantage for germany player to build up their confidence.
But France played in their home ground as they host the tournament and it looks like they are using their home advantage.
They played highest scoring game in last quarter final against Iceland, who knockout England from the tournament. while Germany beat Italy, who knockout defending Champion Spain.
So it was 50-50 for both of the team and we will see great fight between this two rivals. As per us France may win the match and break their 58 year old record.