The second semifinal at Euro 2016 will take place Thursday afternoon when Germany and France take the field at the beautiful Stade Vélodrome in Marseille. Both sides are carrying a lot of weight on their shoulders as they look to win their first European Championship in sixteen (France) and twenty (Germany) years.
Injuries are forcing Germany’s hands in the contest, and it appears as though Jogi Löw will be bringing Bastian Schweinsteiger into the starting lineup for the first time at Euro 2016. Sami Khedira’s absence in the middle of the park is a big blow for Germany, and Schweinsteiger will have to prove that he’s still up for it when he partners with Toni Kroos.
For France, everything rests with their star players Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, and Oliver Giroud. With Mats Hummels suspended from the match due to yellow card accumulation, France’s best opportunities will come from trying to pull Jerome Boateng and Benedikt Höwedes apart and then splitting the two. If they can be successful here, it could be a long day for Germany.
The winner will advance to the Final of Euro 2016 where they will take on Renato Sanches and Portugal.
Germany vs. France
Location: Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France
Time: 9:00 PM local, 3:00 PM ET
TV/Streaming: USA (ESPN3 USA, WatchESPN, SiriusXM FC, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN Radio, ESPN), UK (BBC One UK, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC iPlayer, TalkSport Radio UK), Canada (TSN Radio 1040 | 1410 Vancouver, TSN1, TSN3, RDS, TSN4, TSN5), Germany (ORF 1, ORF TV Live Streaming, Sport1.FM, ZDF, SRF zwei)
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