Our match prediction:
Euro 2016 hosts France take on Cameroon in their penultimate warm-up game. Les Tricolores aim to build on a 4-2 win over Russia, but they can’t afford any complacency in Monday’s football game against the African side. Didier Deschamps has announced France Euro 2016 squad and it has to be noted that the likes of Kari Benzema, Mathieu Valbuena and Kevin Gameiro did not make the final roster. Atletico Madrid attacker misses the match due to club commitments, meaning that Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud should lead the line for the hosts. Cameroon are on a three-game winless run ahead of the trip to Nantes and considering that les Tricolores are a real force to be reckoned with at home, we predict that the Indomitable Lions are going to return home empty-handed. It has been 13 years since France and Cameroon last met on the international stage. Back then Thierry Henry helped les Tricolores record a 1-0 win over the African team.
Highligted Player (Martial):
Anthony Martial is a French football player born on the 5th of December 1995 in Lyonnais. Martial started playing for CO Les Ulis before Olympique Lyonnais picked him up. After only 1 season playing for Olympique AS Monaco signed Martial for 3 seasons. After 2 seasons Manchester United transferred Martial for 50 million euro which makes Martial the most expensive teenage football player in the world. Right after Martial’s transfer to Manchester United he made his debut for the French national team on the 4th of September 2015. Martial is known for his speed and agility and being an easy scoring striker. Despite not having a lot of experience on the highest level of football Martial is showing to be very secure about his qualities. After the first couple of games playing for AS Monaco, Manchester United and the French national team Martial is showing to be able to handle the pressure. Anthony Martial didn’t won any big prizes for any of the teams he played for. If the young French striker continues his current form he will be one of the biggest football players in the upcoming years.
Highlighted Team (France):
Recording impressive results on international stage since 1904, France are widely regarded as one of the world’s most successful national teams, with three major trophies to their name. Two of those were won on home soil as Les Bleus emerged triumphant at the 1984 World Cup and 1998 European Championships, before also winning the 2000 Euros in Netherlands and Belgium. Michel Platini, Jean Tigana, Luis Fernandez and Alain Giresse formed the “Carre Magique” during the 80’s as one of the most impressive attacking line-ups made life difficult for opposition defenders for years on end. The new golden generation appeared at the turn of the century and featured players like Thierry Henry, Zinedine Zidane, David Trezeguet and Youri Djorkaef, winning back to back major trophies to place Les Bleus back on the map. A new world-class team appears to be in the making as the likes of Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann and Raphael Varane are the pillars of the team led by Didier Deschamps. France national team now play their games at the stunning Saint Denis, or Stade de France.