France and Romania face off in the first encounter of the European Championships (Euro 2016) and they will be facing a solid if not spectacular Romanian outfit in the first game. The expectations have shot through the roof and being the home side, France are expected to go all the way and lift the trophy. Stade de France will be playing hosts in the first game and the live streaming of the match will be telecast of the SonySIX network. Indian viewers can watch the Live Streaming of the match on SonyLiv.com at 12.30 IST. Also Read: EURO CUP 2016 schedule Also Read - France vs Croatia: Griezmann, Grioud Score as Les Bleus Win 4-2 in UEFA Nations League

France and Romania face off in the first match of Euro 2016 and bookies have clearly favoured a France win. After all, the Les Blues are a power-packed side who are good in all departments and have been growing in confidence. However, one suspects that the side does lack a little bit of experience coming into the tournament. This is where Patrice Evra, Bacary Sagna and Hugo Lloris, a portion of the French backline will have to stand up for the young crop of players in front of them. As for the French midfield and attack, they can be more than a handfull on their day and can overpower most teams. Also Read: Euro 2016 Match Preview – Hosts firm favourites to get off to winning start Also Read - Football: Manchester United Star Paul Pogba Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Left Out of France Squad For UEFA Nations League

Bench strength plays a very important role in going far into the tournament and that is where French are well stocked. In Didier Deschamps, they have a pragmatic tactician and the aura of a champion; he led France to a World Cup and Euro win. Florin Andone is expected to lead the line for Romania, who are well armed with experience in their ranks. their midfield and backline in particular have many who have won more than 50 caps for their country. Romania maintained a very good defensive record in the qualifiers, thanks to some excellent organisation, led by skipper Vlad Chiriches. Also Read - Don't Confuse Formula 1 With Go Karting: Karim Benzema Takes Dig At Comparisons With Olivier Giroud

Squads:

France

Goalkeepers: Benoit Costil (Rennes), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Defenders: Lucas Digne (Roma), Patrice Evra (Juventus), Christophe Jallet (Lyon), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City), Samuel Umtiti (Lyon), Bacary Sagna (Manchester City), Adil Rami (Sevilla), Midfielders: Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace), Morgan Schneiderlin (Manchester United), N’Golo Kante (Leicester), Blaise Matuidi (Paris St-Germain), Paul Pogba (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Newcastle), Forwards: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Andre-Pierre Gignac (Tigres), Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Dimitri Payet (West Ham)

Romania

Goalkeepers: Ciprian Tatarusanu (Fiorentina), Costel Pantilimon (Watford), Silviu Lung (Astra Giurgiu). Defenders: Cristian Sapunaru (Pandurii Targu Jiu), Alexandru Matel (Dinamo Zagreb), Vlad Chiriches (Napoli), Valerica Gaman (Astra Giurgiu), Cosmin Moti (Ludogorets), Dragos Grigore (Al-Sailiya), Razvan Rat (Rayo Vallecano), Steliano Filip (Dinamo Bucharest), Defenders: Cristian Sapunaru (Pandurii Targu Jiu), Alexandru Matel (Dinamo Zagreb), Vlad Chiriches (Napoli), Valerica Gaman (Astra Giurgiu), Cosmin Moti (Ludogorets), Dragos Grigore (Al-Sailiya), Razvan Rat (Rayo Vallecano), Steliano Filip (Dinamo Bucharest), Midfielders: Mihai Pintilii (Steaua Bucharest), Ovidiu Hoban (Hapoel Beer Sheva), Andrei Prepelita (Ludogorets), Adrian Popa (Steaua Bucharest), Gabriel Torje (Osmanlispor), Alexandru Chipciu (Steaua Bucharest), Nicolae Stanciu (Steaua Bucharest), Lucian Sanmartean (Al-Ittihad)  Forwards: Claudiu Keseru (Ludogorets), Bogdan Stancu (Genclerbirligi), Florin Andone (Cordoba), Denis Alibec (Astra Giurgiu)