Euro Cup 2016 Germany Vs France Semifinal Match Live Score
About UEFA Euro 2016
The 2016 UEFA European Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Euro 2016 or simply Euro 2016, will be the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Europe organized by UEFA.
1.Germany take on hosts France in Marseille for a spot in the final.
2.The winners will play Portugal at the Stade de France on Sunday.
3.Germany defeated Les Bleus 1-0 in the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals.
4.They also got the better of France in the semi-finals of the 1982 and 1986 World Cups.
5.The hosts have not beaten Germany at a major tournament since 1958.
Germany coach Joachim Low has cause to be wary of France’s exciting forwards, while Didier Deschamps has vowed that the hosts will give all we have against “the best side in the world.France will be looking to make the Euro 2016 final on home soil but first must overcome world champions Germany in Marseille on Thursday
Euro 2016′s most miserly goalkeeper Manuel Neuer must keep out the tournament’s top scorer Antoine Griezmann in a landmark semi-final clash between Germany and France on Thursday.
The prize from the Marseille battle in front of 65,000 fans will be a final against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in Paris on Sunday.
But the European Championship hosts will also be looking to beat Germany, the World Cup holders, in a major tournament for the first time in 58 years.Germany have triumphed in three World Cup encounters since then, the last in the 2014 quarter-finals. Their most famous meeting was in the 1982 semi-final when France’s Patrick Battiston had to be revived by medics on the pitch after a brutal clash with German goalkeeper Harald Schumacher.
West Ham’s Dimitri Payet was only recalled to the French set-up in March, and where would Didier Deschamps’ side be without the current Hammers’ Player of the Year.
Payet hit 13 goals for the Premier League outfit last season and has maintained his form at Euro 2016, scoring three, including a late winner against Romania in the opening game of the tournament.
While Paul Pogba has been inconsistent, former Marseille playmaker Payet has been France’s creative spark this summer.
With striker Mario Gomez out for the rest of the tournament through injury, focus will turn to Thomas Muller, who is still searching for his first goal at Euro 2016.
But it’s not been for the want of trying – the 2010 World Cup Golden Boot winner has missed a host of chances and could have bagged himself a hat-trick in the Group C win over Northern Ireland.
While Germany have improved on their march to the semi-final, the Bayern Munich striker, who scored five goals at the World Cup two years ago, has looked short of confidence.
Muller has 32 goals in 76 appearances for his country and despite just four shots on target, Germany boss Joachim Low has kept faith with his talisman, selecting Muller for all five games so far.
If Muller does break his duck against the hosts, it could go a long way to helping his country get past the French.
France’s defence has come in for some criticism, but the Arsenal man has arguably been the stand-out defender on show and he’ll need to be on top form alongside Adil Rami.
Despite strolling past Iceland in the quarter-final, the hosts looked vulnerable at set-pieces and it is something Germany could capitalise on in Marseille.
So France boss Didier Deschamps will be relying on Koscielny to lead a defensive unit that has been under huge scrutiny throughout the tournament against a fluid German attacking force.
Germany possible line-up
Manuel Neuer , Jonas Hector ,Benedikt Höwedes, Jerome Boateng ,Joshua Kimmich,Toni Kroos , Emre Can, Mesut Ozil, Mario Gotze , Julian Draxler ,Thomas Muller.
France possible line-up
Hugo Lloris , Patrice Evra, Laurent Koscielny, Adil Rami , Bacary Sagna ,Blaise Matuidi, Paul Pogba , N’Golo Kante, Dimitri Payet , Antoine Griezmann , Olivier Giroud.
Germany coach =Joachim Low
France coach =Didier Deschamps
UEFA EURO 2016
Germany Vs France Semifinal Match
Kick-off time =Friday, 8July 2016, 00:30
Pitch Humidity = 64%
Wind = Wind: Wind: ESE 14 km/h
Stade Velodrome – Marseille
EURO 2016 capacity= : 67000
Opened =January 1938
Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)
Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA)
Mauro Tonolini (ITA)
Damir Skomina (SVN)
Additional assistant referees
Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Antonio Damato (ITA)