UEFA EURO 2024 Semi-Final : Spain vs France Match Preview and Lineups

EURO 2024 Semi-final

July 10, 12:30 AM - IST






Predicted Lineups:

Spain possible starting lineup: Simon: Navas, Nacho, Laporte, Cucurella; Olmo, Rodri, Ruiz: Yamal, Morata, Williams

France possible starting lineup: Maignan; Kounde, Saliba, Upamecano, Hernandez; Kante, Tchouameni, Rabiot; Griezmann; Kolo Muani, Mbappe

Match Preview

Spain and France are set to clash in the Euro 2024 semi-finals, with both teams showcasing contrasting paths to this pivotal match. Spain, under the guidance of Luis de la Fuente, has been in impeccable form, winning all five of their matches, including a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Germany in the quarter-finals. This win saw Dani Olmo and Mikel Merino score crucial goals, highlighting Spain's new tactical versatility that emphasizes quick passing and pace out wide, a shift from their traditional possession-heavy style. Spain's success can be attributed to their strategic adjustments and a winning streak that dates back to early 2023, including their triumph in the UEFA Nations League.

France, on the other hand, has had a more tumultuous journey. Despite their immense talent, led by Didier Deschamps, they have struggled for consistency, especially after a less convincing performance in the World Cup. Their path to the semi-finals included a tense penalty shootout win over Portugal, where Mike Maignan's crucial saves and Theo Hernandez's decisive penalty were pivotal. Concerns over Kylian Mbappe's form and fitness have also been a recurring issue, impacting France's attacking prowess. Nevertheless, France remains a formidable opponent, known for their resilience and ability to get the job done under pressure, even if their style lacks the fluidity of Spain's.

As these two football powerhouses prepare to face off, the semi-final promises to be a thrilling encounter, with Spain aiming for their fifth continental final and France seeking to reach their second European Championship decider outside of French soil. The winner will face either England or the Netherlands in the final, setting the stage for an exciting conclusion to Euro 2024.


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