World champions France lock horns against Spain in the final of the UEFA Nations League 2020-21 at San Siro in Italy on Monday, October 11. The match will kick off at 12:15 AM IST.
After winning only one of their last six games in all competitions before the outstanding comeback win against Belgium in the semis, Didier Deschamps' France will take confidence from the fact that they are unbeaten in seven games in the Nations League and are favourites to beat Spain.
Luis Enrique’s La Roja, however, have a psychological edge against Italy in the Nations League 2020-21 final. Spain dominate the head-to-head record against France with 16 wins, 12 losses and seven draws. The Spaniards have also won five of their last seven meetings against Les Blues across all competitions.
Spain haven’t won an international trophy since Euro 2012, but their ambitions to end their title drought will be a threat to a France side that averages two goals per game in the competition.
Besides N’Golo Kante (COVID-19) and Kingsley Coman (heart problem), France do not have any injury concerns ahead of the championship match in the UEFA Nations League 2020-21.
Spain, on the flip side, are sweating over the fitness of Ferran Torres, as the Manchester City star played just 49 minutes of their 2-1 win against Italy after being subbed off due to a possible injury scare. The 21-year-old forward has developed into a key player in Spain’s attack and will be a threat to the French defence.
Spain squad for UEFA Nations League final
Goalkeepers: Unai Simon, David de Gea, Robert Sanchez
Defenders: Cesar Azpilicueta, Pedro Porro, Eric Garcia, Pau Torres, Aymeric Laporte, Inigo Martinez, Sergio Reguilon, Marcos Alonso
Midfielders: Sergio Busquets, Rodri Hernandez, Sergio Roberto, Mikel Merino, Koke, Gavi, Bryan Gil, Pablo Fornals
Forwards: Ferran Torres, Pablo Sarabia, Mikel Oyarzabal, Yeremi Pino
France squad for UEFA Nations League final
Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris, Mike Maignan, Benoit Costil
Defenders: Lucas Digne, Leo Dubois, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Jules Kounde, Benjamin Pavard, Dayot Upamecano, Raphael Varane
Midfielders: Matteo Guendouzi, Theo Hernandez, Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien Tchouameni, Jordan Veretout
Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder, Karim Benzema, Moussa Diaby, Antoine Griezmann, Anthony Martial, Kylian Mbappe
Where to watch Spain vs France UEFA Nations League 2020-21 match live in India?
Spain vs France UEFA Nations League 2020-21 semi-final match will be telecast live from 12:15 AM IST on Sony Sports Network TV channels in India, on Monday, October 11.
Live streaming of the Spain vs France UEFA Nations League 2020-21 match will be available on SonyLIV and JioTV.
Featured photo: AFP / Franck Fife