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Date: February 6, 2013 TIME: 8:00 PM UTC
Vanue: Stade de France — Paris
Grand European Rivals will clash in Paris. Deschamps’ team will try to work on their good form. Joachim Low’s men travel to the Stade de France in search of a first win over the French side in almost twenty six years, while the hosts will take them in confident form.
This game is one of the most expected of these International friendly-matches. These two sides met a year ago, when France won Germany with a score 2-1.
France is showing good football under Didier Deschamps coaching. In their last five games, they have three wins, one draw and one defeat. The loss was against Japan in a friendly tie. But since then they got a 1-1 draw with Spain in World Cup qualifiers, and a 2-1 win in friendly game over Italy. They are second in the group I behind Spain. France goes seventeenth in the FIFA ranking. Les Bleus overall record in friendlies against Germany has ten wins, five draws and six losses.
The Germans won three of their last five games, drawing the last two. Those draws were 4-4 draw against Sweden at home, and a 0-0 draw against Dutch team. They are at the top of their WC qualifiers group C with three points ahead of Sweden. Joachim Low’s team stands on second place in the FIFA ranking. Germany haven’t seen a victory against France for twenty and a half years.
France head coach Didier Deschamps will play without young Real Madrid centre-back Raphael Varane. He was called on international friendlyies, following his impressive play in last week’s El Clasico. Varane was replaced by Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa. Laurent Koscielny could play alongside Mamadou Sakho at the back. Moussa Sissoko is in starting line for his seventh appearance, while Romain Alessandrini earned his first call-up.
Germany have been full with injuries. Borussia Dortmund players Marcel Schmelzer, Mario Gotze and Marco Reus all are out. Ilkay Gundogan is a doubt in midfield. Lars Bender has been called up by Joachim Low to replace Bastian Schweinsteiger. Miroslav Klose has suffered a knee ligament injury. So aMario Gomez will lead the line.
France line-up: Lloris, Debuchy, Koscielny, Sakho, Evra, Sissoko, Cabaye, Matuidi, Menez, Benzema, Ribery.
Last three matches:
Italy 1 – France 2;
Spain 1 – France 1;
France 0 – Japan 1.
Germany line-up:Neuer, Howedes, Hummels, Mertesacker, Lahm, Khedira, Kroos, Muller, Ozil, Podolski, Gomez.
Last three matches:
Netherlands 0 – Germany 0;
Germany 4 – Sweden 4;
Ireland 1 – Germany 6.