With their spot in the knockouts already in the bag, France are set to line up against Tunisia on Wednesday night with a host of changes, as Didier Deschamps looks to rest his best performers and carry out a few tactical experiments.
The most notable change will be at left-back, with Eduardo Camavinga set for his first competitive run-out in the position after training as Théo Hernandez’s deputy for the past week or so. With Hernandez’s brother Lucas now injured for the remainder of the competition, the Real Madrid man has been identified by Deschamps as the most suited to a transformation reminiscent of Adrien Rabiot at the last Euros, allowing the Milan left-back some rest before the knockouts.
Among those set to keep their spot is Antoine Griezmann, with the Atlético Madrid man continuing to grow into his new central midfield role, while Kylian Mbappé will be looking to add to his three goals so far in the tournament. Benjamin Pavard and Ibrahima Konaté return to the fray after being dropped for the match against Denmark, while the veteran Steve Mandanda steps up for cap number 35. A revamped attack will see Mbappé joined by the late call-up Marcus Thuram as well as Kingsley Coman.
France likely XI v Tunisia:
Steve Mandanda – Benjamin Pavard, Raphaël Varane, Ibrahima Konaté, Eduardo Camavinga – Antoine Griezmann, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Youssouf Fofana (or Mattéo Guendouzi) – Kingsley Coman, Marcus Thuram, Kylian Mbappé. (via L’Éq)
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin