France vs Germany Combined XI: Who Makes It Into This Euro 2016 Semi-Final Dream Team?Published July 7, 2016
France vs Germany Combined XI:
Euro 2016 hosts France face World Cup holders Germany on Thursday, in a mouth-watering semi-final clash to determine who will face Portugal in the final in Paris on Sunday.
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The two footballing nations have been the two favourites to win the tournament from the outset, and both sides have not disappointed enroute to the final four of the competition.
For France to progress to the final they must win a competitive match against Germany for the first time since 1958.
Didier Deschamps’ side became the last team to qualify for the semi-finals with an emphatic 5-2 win over Iceland on Sunday, and it finally looks like Les Bleus are clicking into gear at the right time.
For Germany, a grueling match with Italy on Saturday, coupled with the injuries to top scorer Mario Gomez, and Sami Khedira, and the suspension of Mats Hummels has really stacked the deck against Joachim Low’s side.
The World Cup holders, are always at their best when their backs are against the wall, but France have the squad capable of punishing any team in world football.
To really determine the extent in which Germany’s missing players will affect the outcome of the match, we at Free Bets, have put together our combined Germany v France XI, out of all the players available tomorrow night.
The combined defence is largely dominated by Germany, but as we move further up the pitch France’s attacking talents which include Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet are selected above the likes of Julian Draxler, and Mario Gotze.
Controversially there is no room for France striker Olivier Giroud, who, despite having an exceptional tournament, loses out to Thomas Muller, despite the German’s torrid performances in France so far.
Take a look at the selected XI below.
This could be the greatest combined team in the world.