Our match prediction:
Since Oranje failed to qualify for the upcoming Euro in France, manager Danny Blind will use the upcoming friendlies as preparation for World Cup qualifiers in Russia 2018. Arjen Robben, Wesley Sneijder, Erik Pieters and Ibrahim Afellay remained in the squad as a group of experienced players, while Robin van Persie is left out, due to lack of playing time in Fenerbahce. Didier Deschamps finally included Dimitri Payet and N’Golo Kante, this term’s Premier League stars, and the two midfielders would probably be given the chance to earn a ticket for the finals this summer. Mathieu Valbuena is left out due to injury, while Benzema remains suspended. The Flying Dutchmen demolished les Bleus in their last encounter on home turf in 2008 (4-1), but, truth being told, we do not predict that Amsterdam Arena will witness such a performance this time out, given the current form of Holland. Les Tricolores won five of their last six fixtures, so we will predict a close triumph of the visitors.
Highligted Player (Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams. On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.