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England Vs France Live Stream Team News And International Friendly Match Preview

England vs. France – Live Stream, Team News and International Friendly Match Preview

Crunch Sports Staff
in Soccer 17 Nov 2020

Didier Deschamps (credit: JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

England vs. France takes place tonight in an international friendly.

The game takes place at Wembley Stadium and is scheduled to start at 20:00 GMT.

In the UK, the game airs live on ITV/ITV HD, while you can also watch and bet on live international football with 365.

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Team News:

England could hand a debut to Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard, while Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason is also included in Roy Hodgson’s squad.

Hodgson will be without midfielder Michael Carrick and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy, while Fabian Delph missed training on Monday.

All 23 France players arrived in England on Monday after turning down the option to withdraw from the game following last Friday’s Paris attacks.

France midfielder Lassana Diarra’s cousin, Asta Diakite, was one of those killed, while striker Antoine Griezmann’s sister escaped from the Bataclan theatre where 89 people died.

Both players were involved in France’s friendly with Germany at the Stade de France, which was targeted, but are in the squad to face England.

What they’ve said ahead of kick-off:

Roy Hodgson: “I can’t deny there’s something hanging over which is far, far greater than a football match.

“That will be lingering whether we like it or not. I’ve never been in a football game like this before.”

England captain Wayne Rooney: “It’s a sad time and in terms of going on the pitch we can only do that in the understanding that all the security checks have been made and it’s safe to do so. Unless we are told otherwise we are assuming that we are right and ready to play.

“You never know what can happen but we have to assume we are safe on the pitch and hope we don’t have a repeat of what happened on Friday night.”

France manager Didier Deschamps: “We are here to represent our country and its colours blue, white and red with even more pride than we normally would.

“It has been a difficult, stressful time, but we have been together and each of us, in our way, has kept up to date with the events.

“Each player and individual has dealt with this in their own way. The main thing is that we have kept together and shared our grief.

“The match will be full of emotion but we have a duty to perform and give a good account of ourselves and represent our country in the right way.

“We have two players who have been profoundly touched by the incidents. Antoine Griezmann was fortunate to have a feeling of relief and happiness, that his sister managed to stay alive despite being at the Bataclan.

“As for Lassana Diarra, his life has been touched by the deep loss of a relative who he was close to. It was good he stayed with us, I have talked with him, as all of us have, and his place has been a source of reassurance for us.”

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Ian Horne
Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

Ian goes back to the very early days of CrunchSports, having been tirelessly covering soccer for us for over 10 years.

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