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Euro 2024 live updates: France vs. Spain lineup predictions, team news, semifinal odds



Euro 2024 live updates: France vs. Spain lineup predictions, team news, semifinal odds


France and Spain face off Tuesday in the Euro 2024 semifinals, with the winner likely to be the favorite in Sunday’s final against either England or the Netherlands.

Spain has been the best team at the tournament, winning all five games while outscoring opponents 11-2. They beat Germany in extra time in the quarterfinals after knocking out Georgia in the Round of 16. Spain will be without several key players Tuesday, missing injured midfielder Pedri as well as suspended defenders Dani Carvajal and Robin Le Normand.

Despite France’s incredibly talented squad, the team has limped to the tournament’s semifinal in Munich. After finishing runner-up to Austria in group play, France beat Belgium 1-0 to begin the knockout stage before outlasting Portugal in penalties after 120 minutes of scoreless action in the quarterfinals. They’ve scored just three times in five games: two own-goals and a Kylian Mbappe penalty.

Follow along for live updates from Tuesday’s showdown:

France vs. Spain is scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday in Munich, where it will be 9 p.m. local time.

Tuesday’s France vs. Spain match will air on FOX and can be streamed via or Fubo.

Euro 2024 France vs. Spain predicted lineups

Spain will be without three of its top players for the semifinal in Pedri (injured), Dani Carvajal (suspended) and Robin Le Normand (suspended).

Here’s how the teams could line up on Tuesday in Munich:

France: Mike Maignan; Jules Koundé, William Saliba, Dayot Upamecano, Theo Hernández; N’Golo Kanté, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Adrien Rabiot, Antoine Griezmann; Randal Kolo Muani, Kylian Mbappé

Spain: Unai Simón: Jesus Navas, Nacho, Aymeric Laporte, Marc Cucurella; Sani Olmo, Rodri, Fabián Ruiz: Lamine Yamal, Alvaro Morata, Nico Williams

Odds via BetMGM

Regular time result:

  • France: +200
  • Spain: +170
  • Draw: +180

To advance:

Mbappe to deliver for France vs. Spain?

France coach Didier Deschamps is putting his faith in Kylian Mbappe finding form in Tuesday’s semifinal against Spain despite struggling through the tournament.

Mbappe’s broken nose, suffered at the start of Euro 2024, means he has to wear a mask but even with the protection he looked to struggle after a painful blow from a ball to the side of his face against Portugal, was not involved as much as he had been before and played without his usual swagger.

Deschamps said the loss of form from Mbappe, whose lone goal at the tournament was a penalty against Poland in the group stage, was understandable given several setbacks in the last weeks.

“It’s not just linked to the last match, but everything he had to deal with before, with a back problem at the end of the league season, the trauma he had (to his nose). He could have been forced out of the tournament,” Deschamps told reporters. 

– Reuters

Lamine Yamal shines for Spain as 16-year-old player

The youngest player in Euro history, Spain’s Lamine Yamal has been one of the most exciting players at this tournament, picking up three assists as his team has won all five games en route to the semifinals.

France’s Adrien Rabiot told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s game that keeping Yamal uncomfortable would be a key to success.

“We saw that he was a player who knew how to handle pressure very well,” Rabiot said. “It will be up to us to put the pressure on him above all, not to let him feel comfortable and to show him that to play in a Euro final, he will have to do much more than what he has done so far.”

Pedri injury woes for Spain

Spain’s 21-year-old midfield star Pedri suffered a knee injury on a hard challenge by Tony Kroos in the quarterfinal win against Germany, which brought his tournament to a premature end.

The injury occurred less than 10 minutes into the match and Kroos, who retired from the game after the loss, apologized to Pedri in an Instagram post – to which Pedri responded.

“Thank you Toni Kroos for your message,” Pedri said. “It’s football and things like that happen. Your career and history will stand forever.”

France coach Didier Deschamps tries to avoid leaks

French midfielder Adrien Rabiot said coach Didier Deschamps had been forced to keep his tactical plans close to his chest, even with his own players, because they were leaking out before matches at the European Championship.

Deschamps was reported to have changed both the line-up and the tactical approach just hours before their quarter-final win over Portugal last Friday and also did not tell the players the line-up until they were on the bus on the way to the stadium.

“Inevitably, there is collateral damage. It’s difficult for the coach, when he’s trying to implement his strategy, because the information leaks out before training is barely over,” Rabiot told reporters at Monday’s press conference ahead of France’s semifinal with Spain. “It is not nice to see that when you really worked hard on something, that at the end of the session, the media have already caught wind of it.”

– Reuters

The final for Euro 2024 will be played at the Olympiastadion in Berlin on Sunday, July 14. The venue previously hosted the 2006 World Cup final (Italy defeated France) and 2015 UEFA Champions League final.

Euro 2024 final date

The Euro 2024 final is scheduled for Sunday, July 14 at 3 p.m. ET in Berlin.

Contributing: Reuters

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