France predicted XI v Germany: Randal Kolo Muani and William Saliba to start

Didier Deschamps is expected to make a few changes to the France side that beat the Republic of Ireland 2-0 in a Euro 2024 qualifier last week, with Randal Kolo Muani and William Saliba expected to make the starting XI. 

Olivier Giroud is the major absence. The AC Milan striker was withdrawn in the first half of that victory over Ireland with an ankle injury. He has already returned to Italy in order to attempt to regain fitness before the Milan derby this weekend. In his absence, new Paris Saint-Germain signing Kolo Muani is expected to start. The former Eintracht Frankfurt was a doubt for the match against Ireland as a result of an ankle injury of his own, but he has now fully recovered. 

Elsewhere, Kingsley Coman is expected to replace Ousmane Dembélé, Eduardo Camavinga will likely replace Adrien Rabiot, whilst there will also be changes in defence too. Jules Koundé will be replaced by Benjamin Pavard, whilst William Saliba will likely come in for Lucas Hernandez.

France likely lineup v Germany

Mike Maignan; Théo Hernandez, Dayot Upamecano, William Saliba, Benjamin Pavard; Eduardo Camavinga, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Antoine Griezmann; Kylian Mbappé, Randal Kolo Muani, Kingsley Coman. (L’Éq)

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