UEFA Nations League 2018: Germany vs France – Preview, Possible Line-Ups, Prediction: Germany getting knocked out in the early stages in Russia was not only a huge shock to world football but even the German team realises it and will look to put forth a good show when they lock horns with FIFA World Cup 2018 champions France in the first match of the UEFA Nations League 2018. For France, they have the stars and will be not happy with anything short of a win when the two footballing giants lock horns against each other in Munich, Germany. Also Read - “Thought I Could Drink My Pee Pee,” Manchester United Midfielder Paul Pogba Mistakes Apple Juice For Urine
The two teams have met in 29 matches in the past, where France hold the edge as they have won 13 times, compared to nine wins by Germany. The two teams have played out seven draws as well. Also Read - Manchester United's Paul Pogba to Undergo Operation in Fresh Injury Setback
While France will come into the game high-on-confidence, for Germany the rebuilding process begins. Also Read - Manchester United Would Even Ruin Maradona, Pele And Maldini: Super Agent Mino Raiola
Predictions: Fresh of a World Cup victory, France looks hot favourites to win the contest.
France Possible Line-ups:
Predicted lineup: Areola, Mendy, Umtiti, Varane, Pavard, Kante, Pogba, Matuidi, Griezmann, Mbappe, Giroud.
Mbappe, the young star along with Griezmann and Pogba will be the one to watch out for.
Germany Possible Line-up
Neuer, Schulz, Hummels, Boateng, Kimmich, Gundogan, Kroos, Brandt, Muller, Reus, Werner.
In the Joachim Low managed team, eyes will be on Kroos, Muller and Hummels to come up with the goods. Ozil, who announced his retirement will not be a part of the squad.
Last Meeting: It ended in a 2-2 draw in November 2017.
Match Day: 6th August 2018 (7th August in India)
Match Timings: The match starts at 12:15 am (India Time)