France vs Spain Live
France vs Spain Live Even though most fans think the international break distracts us from the real football that’s going on during the domestic season, we all still love it when a glamorous exhibition comes along.
This week, we’re being treated to a friendly between France and Spain, who both have a whole wealth of talent at their disposal with the World Cup next year fast approaching.
This is the time for players to be pulling out all the stops on the international stage in order to ensure their seat on the plane to Russia next summer, regardless of whether there is anything at stake during the games or not
Some countries, though, are blessed with too much talent, and would be able to field not one but two strong teams of XI if they really wanted to, and France are one of them.
According to the Daily Mail, Les Bleus have such an embarrassment of riches that their second string side would be good enough to give the first team a run for their money.
drive towards video referees will continue tonight when France and Spain have officials parked in a van outside the Stade de France
The Spanish and French FAs have both agreed to the use of the technology, as has match referee Felix Zwayer of Germany and Fifa president Gianni Infantino has also given it the nod.
Part of the point of using video referees is that it has minimal interference in the game, but the refs can used it if the questionable decision is deemed fundamental to the outcome of the game.
France coach Didier Deschamps says that while Spain were unable to successfully defend their world and European crowns, the team remains a reference in world football: “Spain is still a global reference for their philosophy, their style of play and for the quality they have. Tuesday’s game will be a test for us but if we beat them, it won’t mean that suddenly we are at the level of world champions”.
There will be some familiar La Liga faces in the French side today. Atléti’s potent pair of poachers, Griezmann and Gameiro, could start together in attack. In defence, Barça’s Samuel Umtiti is looking to consolidate his position as the first-choice centre half for Les Bleus.