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Antoine Griezmann set to be dropped for France’s Euro 2024 semi-final against Spain

Antoine Griezmann set to be dropped for France’s Euro 2024 semi-final against Spain

Antoine Griezmann set to be dropped for France’s Euro 2024 semi-final against Spain

France’s vice-captain Antoine Griezmann (33) is set to be dropped for France’s Euro 2024 semi-final against Spain, according to a report this Sunday from L’Equipe. Les Bleus will lock horns with La Roja this Tuesday at Munich with a spot in the final up for grabs. To counter Spain’s technical supremacy, France manager Didier Deschamps is pondering whether starting Antoine Griezmann, who has struggled so far in Germany, would prove beneficial.

The France manager is facing a conundrum as he has to field a starting XI capable of defending against what has arguably been the best team of the Euros whilst setting up a threatening attacking line that could take advantage of their opponents’ defensive flaws. This Tuesday at Munich, Luis de la Fuente won’t be able to rely on centre-back Robin Le Normand (27) and right-back Dani Carvajal (32), both suspended.

Adrien Rabiot set to return

Meanwhile, and despite Eduardo Camavinga’s (21) eye-catching performance against Portugal in Saturday’s quarter-final, Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot (29) is expected to return to the starting line-up after missing the quarter-final through suspension. The former PSG man is rested and expected to start alongside two defensive-minded midfielders, Aurélien Tchouaméni (24) and N’Golo Kanté (33). As for the strikers, Antoine Griezmann’s poor form at the Euros and Didier Deschamps’ need for pacey wingers against Spain may prove detrimental to him.

On the contrary, PSG winger Ousmane Dembélé (27) ticks the boxes for Deschamps’ requirements for Tuesday’s showdown. The former Barcelona man was awarded the Player of the Match trophy against Portugal for his lively cameo from the bench. Randal Kolo Muani (25) and Kylian Mbappé (25) are also set to start against Spain.

GFFN | Bastien Cheval

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