Euro 2021 | France vs Germany: Benzema and Griezmann get the green light – –

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Euro 2021 | France vs Germany: Benzema and Griezmann get the green light – –


Didier Deschamps has confirmed that Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema are fit to play a part in the opening of Euro 2020 of France against Germany.

Benzema and Griezmann ready for Euro 2020

Griezmann suffered a calf injury in France’s 3-0 win over Bulgaria on Tuesday in their final warm-up game and Benzema left the pitch before half-time with a dead leg.

However, both players took part in full training on Saturday and Deschamps expects to have a top-fit ​​squad to choose from at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.

When asked if Griezmann and Benzema would be available against Germany, Deschamps told TF1: “Yes, it looks like it. Everyone took part in yesterday’s training.

“We have two sessions left before the game and there shouldn’t be any problems. “

Griezmann’s return to fitness is a big boost for France, with the Barcelona forward having scored more goals against Germany (four) with France than against any other team.

He has also been directly involved in more goals (14) than any other European player in the last two majors – 10 goals and four assists in 14 matches at Euro 2016 and the World Cup in 2018.

Benzema has not appeared in any of the Blues’ tournaments after being exiled from the national team for nearly six years before his surprise recall last month.

The Real Madrid forward made his first appearance for the world champions in five years and 237 days in the recent friendly 3-0 victory over Wales, a game in which he missed a penalty.

It was Benzema’s third missed penalty in a row for his national team, also failing to convert against Switzerland and Sweden in 2014, and it lasted just 41 minutes before s’ to launch against Bulgaria.

But Benzema is now set to start against Germany in Tuesday’s huge Group F clash in Bavaria.

“If I resumed training with the team yesterday, it means that I have nothing wrong, no pain,” he told TF1.

“Physically I feel good as I was training indoors so I’m 100%. “

France and Germany have met five times in major tournaments, each winning two matches and drawing the other.

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