France FRA Benzema (57', 59'), Pogba (75')
3-3 FT
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Switzerland (P) SUI (P) Seferović (15', 81'), Gavranović (90')
European Championship Round of 16
Jun 28, 2021 KO: 19:00

France - Switzerland

Arena Naţională Bucureşti
Referee: Fernando Rapallini
  15' Seferović
Benzema 57'  
Benzema 59'  
Pogba 75'  
  81' Seferović
  90' Gavranović

Match preview

Huge headaches for Les Bleus - How France could line up against Switzerland at Euro 2020

Didier Deschamps is renowned in France as a lucky coach, but a number of injury problems have hit his squad before the last-16 encounter.

France do not have their problems to seek ahead of their Euro 2020 last-16 encounter against Switzerland.

The Swiss will be underdogs, but they have a decent record against Les Bleus in recent times. Indeed, four of the last five meetings have ended drawn. The one exception was a thumping France win at the 2014 World Cup, with Karim Benzema on target that day.

In the knockout stages of the European Championship, simple progression is the name of the game.

France will have to show flexibility, though, as they have headaches brewing at left-back. Lucas Hernandez and Lucas Digne are both toiling.

A switch to three at the back has been suggested, though Thomas Lemar is also carrying a knock.

Meanwhile, it could fall on central midfielder Adrien Rabiot, centre-back Presnel Kimpembe or right-back Leo Dubois to deputise. There is no clear choice for head coach Didier Deschamps.

On the right, meanwhile, Jules Kounde was unconvincing against Portugal so there could be a return for the out-of-form Benjamin Pavard. Raphael Varane will continue in the centre, probably alongside Kimpembe.

Paul Pogba and N'Golo Kante will continue in midfield, though who plays alongside them is liable to be dictated by the decision at left-back.

Meanwhile, the trio of Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema will continue in attack, though they have not dovetailed particularly well thus far.

France may be Euro 2020 favourites, but they have questions to answer against Switzerland.

France starting XI versus Switzerland

France - Football tactics and formations

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  Average Match Rating  
7.0
  Home  
6.5
6.7
  Away  
6.8
6.8
  Total  
6.6

Match statistics

France
Statistics
Switzerland
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
14
10
Draws
5
4
Losses
1
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
39
41
Goals Per Game
1.95
2.05
More > 2.5 Goals
8
12
More > 3 Goals
4
7
Scored First in a Match
12
14
Scored Both Halves
8
8
Won More > 1 Goal
7
6
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
14
23
Did Not Score
2
3
Both Teams Scored
9
12
Kept Clean Sheet
10
5
Won Without Conceding
9
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
768
710
Possession
56
56
Passes
596
523
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
18
Shots on Target
4.81
6.20
Goals out of Shots
0.15
0.09
Crosses
18
24
Offsides
2.93
3.64
Penalties
0.20
0.00
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.25
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
11
11
Interceptions
9.19
12
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
15
13
Total Shots Conceded
7.63
11
Shots on Target Conceded
2.47
3.57
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.13
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
13
12
Yellow Cards
1.30
1.35
Red Cards
0.00
0.00