Hungary’s late collapse against Portugal has left a bad taste in my mouth, but hopefully this battle of two traditional powers of European football will make for a much more tasty main course. Yes, it’s lunch time here on the Best Coast.
Anyway, three Chelsea players start this one, with N’Golo Kanté anchoring France and Toni Rüdiger and Kai Havertz looking to undo that for Germany. Werner, Zouma, and Giroud are all named as substitutes.
Here we go!
France starting lineup (4-3-1-2):
Lloris (c) | Hernández, Kimpembe, Varane, Pavard | Rabiot, Kanté, Pogba | Griezmann | Benzema, Mbappé
Substitutes from: Tolisso, Giroud, Maignan, Koundé, Coma, Lenglet, Digne, Dembélé, Mandanda, Zouma, Ben Yedder, Lemar
Germany starting lineup (3-4-3):
Neuer (c) | Rüdiger, Hummels, Ginter | Gosens, Gundogan, Kroos, Kimmich | Gnabry, Müller, Havertz
Substitutes from: Klostermann, Sané, Neuhaus, Koch, Volland, Trapp, Werner, Süle, Günter, Can, Halstenberg, Leno
Date / Time: Monday, June 15, 2021, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT
Venue: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Referee: Carlos del Cerro Grande (SPA)
On TV: ITV 1 (UK); ESPN, Univision, TUDN (USA); elsewhere
Streaming online: ITV Hub (UK); ESPN+, Univision Now (USA) — We (WAGNH) have an affiliate link for ESPN+. We also have a Fubo TV affiliate link, if you’re so inclined.
Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!