FRA vs SUI: Tournament favourites France will go head to head against Switzerland at the National Arena in Romania. The two teams will be playing a knockout match in the Round of 16 stages.
France started their European Championship on the right foot after bagging a 1-0 win against Germany. That was followed by two back to back draws coming off surprise opponents Hungary and defending champions Portugal. In their previous encounter against the former winners, Ex-Real Madrid players starred with Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema scoring a brace for their respective nations.
Switzerland, however, didn’t have the best of starts to the tournament as they could just get a draw and a loss out of the first two games. They seemed to be taking the Turkish footballers for a toss as they beat them 3-1.
The opening goal by Haris Seferović and a brace by Xherdan Shaqiri ensured a hard-earned 3-1 victory that helped see them off into the Round of 16. Turkey’s İrfan Kahveci too scored one for his side a little after the first half but proved to be a consolation one.
Being the tournament favourites, France will be very tough to beat with the packed lineup that awaits the knockout matches.
Match: France vs Switzerland
Date & Time: 29th June 2021, 12:30 AM IST
Venue: National Arena, Romania
FRA vs SUI Head-to-Head
Surprisingly, out of their last 38 encounters, France has managed to bag 16 wins while Switzerland won 12 games. 10 matches ended in a draw.
The two teams last met in the 2016 European championship and the match ended in a stalemate.
FRA vs SUI Predicted Playing XI
Raphael Varane, Clement Lenglet, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Pavard, N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Hernandez, Antonie Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Hugo Lloris(GK)
Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji, Ricardo Rodriguez, Silvan Widmer, Granit Xhaka, Remo Freuler, Steven Zuber, Xherdan Shaqiri, Breel Embolo, Haris Seferovic, Yann Sommer(GK)
FRA vs SUI Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Yann Sommer
Defenders: Raphael Varane, Benjamin Pavard, Nico Elvedi, Manuel Akanji,
Midfielders: Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri, N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba (vice-captain)
Strikers: Kylian Mbappe (captain), Karim Benzema