In previous years, this match could have been the final of the European Championships. France and Germany have five wins together in this competition, with Spain the only other nation to have won the Euro more than once.
This means Euro 2020’s Group F – which also includes an All-Star team from Portugal and the hapless Hungary – may well see a great footballing nation knocked out in the first round.
This is an opportunity for Didier Deschamps and Joachim Low to send their teams to make a statement from the start of the tournament, but also has the potential to immediately put their hopes of success on the campaigns.
Here’s everything you need to know before the game.
When is it?
The match will start at 8 p.m. BST on Tuesday, June 15.
How can I watch it?
The game will be broadcast live on ITV1 in Great Britain and you will also be able to watch the game online through ITV Hub.
What is the news of the team?
The big news for the France team remains whether Didier Deschamps will decide whether or not to choose Karim Benzema, recently recalled, ahead of World Cup winner Olivier Giroud. Most believe he will.
Germany will almost certainly welcome Thomas Muller and Mats Hummels to the starting lineup, but it remains to be seen whether there is enough room for Chelsea pair Kai Havertz and Timo Werner.
France: Lloris, Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez, Kanté, Pogba, Rabiot, Griezmann, Benzema, Mbappé.
Germany: Neuer, Ginter, Hummels, Rudiger, Kimmich, Gundogan, Kroos, Gosens, Havertz, Muller, Gnabry.
France : 8/5
France will want to pick up where it left off at the World Cup by dominating one of the most dominant forces in Europe. This German team is not entering the tournament with a lot of people supporting it as a potential winner, a rare position for the national team. However, this overwhelming lack of pressure can allow them to play with an air of freedom that disturbs the Blues. and sees the points shared in their opener. 1-1.