France VS Germany UEFA Euro LIVE Football Score 16 June 2021
One of the best matchups of the Euro 2020 group stage is on Tuesday as France travel to Munich to take on Germany in Group F. It’s a titanic battle between the last two nations to win a FIFA World Cup, with France as the favorite as Germany look to win one last trophy under outgoing manager Joachim Lowe. The two sides are joined in Group F with Hungary and Portugal, the latter the reigning champs of the cup.
France enter as the clear favorite as reigning World Cup champs, while Germany enter in an interesting time as they look to bounce back from the horrid showing in Russia in 2018. With manager Joachim Low taking part in his final tournament with this team ahead of stepping down, the Germans will be looking to start off with a bang and pull off the surprise behind their home crowd.
Twenty-one years on from masterminding France’s triumph at Euro 2000 on the field, Deschamps will now endeavour to add a continental manager’s medal to his ever-impressive haul of success, and the memories of their glorious World Cup summer three years ago still live fresh in the minds of the early favourites.
France may have suffered an unforeseen defeat to Turkey during qualification for Euro 2020, but their place in the finals was never up for debate, and it is only fitting to see France take their spot in the group of death alongside Germany, Hungary and reigning European champions Portugal.
Fielding near full-strength outfits in friendlies with Wales and Bulgaria certainly sent a message to the rest of the continent that France are in no position to mess around this summer, and Deschamps witnessed his fear-inducing crop ease to 3-0 successes in both games ahead of Euro 2020.
Not since the inaugural tournament in 1960 have Les Bleus suffered defeat during their opening game – losing a thrilling encounter 5-4 to Yugoslavia 61 years ago – and with Deschamps’s rearguard boasting four clean sheets in their last four games, Germany’s potent attackers have their work cut out for them.
A page in football’s history books is also on the line for Deschamps, who could become the first person ever to enjoy World Cup and Euros triumphs as a player and manager, but his adversary Low has an entirely different motivation for a summer of success.