Camavinga, the verdict falls


By: Manu Tournoux

Despite the absence of Antoine Griezmann for the friendly match of the France team against Germany on Saturday evening in Lyon, Eduardo Camavinga does not start in midfield, ahead of Warren Zaire-Emery.

There are no surprises in Didier Deschamps' starting lineup for the Euro 2024 preparation match against Germany, this Saturday evening (9 p.m., live on TF1) at Groupama Stadium, in the suburbs of Lyon . Deprived of Antoine Griezmann, the Blues are led in the offensive sector by their captain Kylian Mbappé, Ousmane Dembélé and Marcus Thuram preferred to Olivier Giroud.

In the midfield, we find Warren Zaire-Emery as the right relay player of the 4-3-3, in place of “Grizi”. Aurélien Tchouaméni and Adrien Rabiot, executives of the coach since the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, are also lined up from the start, which leaves Eduardo Camavinga on the sidelines at kick-off. Too bad for the Real Madrid left-hander, capable of XXL performances for some time.

Brice Samba in goal

Brice Samba is number 2 ahead of Alphonse Areola in the hierarchy of goalkeepers since he starts against the Mannschaft. Mike Maignan is too tight to start the game (he could find his place next Tuesday against Chile, at the Vélodrome).

In defense, Benjamin Pavard once again has his chance in the central hinge, this time alongside Dayot Upamecano. Ibrahima Konaté, who returns after an injury, and William Saliba are on the bench. Lucas Hernandez starts on the left.

The starting lineup: Samba – Koundé, Pavard, Upamecano, L. Hernandez – Zaire-Emery, Tchouaméni, Rabiot – Dembélé, Thuram, Mbappé.

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