Our football match prediction:
France will be aiming to make amends for a shocking 2-1 loss to Sweden when they take on England at Stade de France in an international friendly. Les Tricolores were on the verge of sharing the spoils with the Swedes at Friends Arena, but following Hugo Lloris’ mistake Janne Andersson’s men scored a late winner. France are determined to get back on course and there is every chance coach Didier Deschamps is going to field the best possible side in Tuesday’s football game against the Three Lions. England, on the other hand, played out a 2-2 draw with Scotland in their last World Cup qualifier, with Harry Kane saving one point for Gareth Southgate’s troops. France and England seem to be evenly matched at the moment and, taking everything into account, we predict that they will share the spoils in the “City of Lights”. In their last meeting on the international stage England recorded a 2-0 win over France.
Highligted Player (Varane):
French footballer Raphael Varane is regarded as one of the best defenders in the world. The 191-cm-tall centre back played for Lens in the 2010/2011 season and on 22 June, 2011 he signed a contract with Spanish giants Real Madrid. Jose Mourinho helped him made a great progress during and the French defender established himself as a first-team regular in the 2014/2015 La Liga campaing. Varane won his second Champions League trophy with Real Madrid in 2016 and it has to be noted that he clinched only one La Liga title with los Blancos (2011/2012). Varane is very fast and he is a player with extraordinary aerial ability and the ability to read the game. He often scores after set pieces and it has to be noted that he netted two goals for Real Madrid in all competitions in the 2014/2015 campaign. Varane plays for France national team, but he missed the 2016 European Championship finals through injury.
Highlighted Team (England):
One of two oldest national football teams besides Scotland, England have been playing international matches since 1872, but the World Cup title won on home soil in 1966 remain their only major trophy up to date. The Three Lions narrowly missed out on the 1990 World Cup final, losing to Germany on penalties, while they were stopped in quarter-finals on no fewer than five occasions. England twice reached the European Championship semi-finals, in 1968 and 1996, but they have been pretty disappointing at the start of the 21st century, despite boasting arguably the strongest league competition in the world. Sir Bobby Charlton, Jimmy Greaves and Bobby Moore were among players who secured the first major international title, whereas Gary Lineker, David Beckham, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney all played an important role during the modern age. Peter Shilton is the record holder with 125 caps for the national team, while Wayne Rooney surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton as the leading goalscorer in the England national team.