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France v Germany football friendlies preview & live

France host Germany in a Friendly fixture at ‘Stade de France’ in Paris in preparations for the Euro 2016 which they are stated to host. The game kicks off at 21:00 CEST on Friday, November 13, 2015 and will be an exciting clash between the two European giants.

France have a number of friendlies in place in preparations for the Euro 2016 with some of the big names due to visit in the next months. They have put together a string of good results in the recent games winning four out of their last five but they will know that no test is bigger than the visit of the World Cup holders.

Their recent results have been victories over Denmark and Portugal away from home and against Serbia and Armenia at home. The lone defeat in the period came against Albania, a game they lost 1-0 away from home.

Germany meanwhile have qualified for the Euro 2016 topping their group. Joachim Low’s side have not showed the killer instinct that they so famously demonstrated in the World Cup in Brazil but they have notched the required wins to take them through.

They have won four out of their last five with wins over Georgia, Scotland, Poland and Gibralter while defeat at Republic of Ireland put their qualifications run on a slippery path before they managed to win the Georgia game.

Didier Deschamps in all possibility will start with Anthony Martial up front who has been very impressive in his short time at Manchester United.

Also looking to chip in would be the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in the absence of Karim Benzema. Paul Pogba and Morgan Schneiderlin will be slotting in the midfield for France.

For the Germans the likes of Max Kruse, Mario Gomez, Andre Schurrle and Julian Draxler will be looking to make a mark and cement a position in the starting line-up with Marco Reus being sidelined with injury.

Germany go in as the marginal favourites although France playing at their home turf would feel that they have every chance to put it past the mighty Germans.

Rajeev mcallister
Sports Pundit staff writer

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