Football-France is in “group of death” at the Euro, according to Ben Yedder – –

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Football-France is in “group of death” at the Euro, according to Ben Yedder – –


(Reuters) – France striker Wissam Ben Yedder has said the reigning world champions are in the toughest group in the European Championship and need to start their campaign against Germany well in the game of opening Tuesday.

France, who beat Croatia to win the 2018 World Cup, are in Group F alongside defending champions Portugal, four-time world champions Germany and Hungary in 37th place.

“This is the group of death. There are really good teams, ”said Ben Yedder.

“We will start the competition with a lot of energy. We’re really looking forward to starting the competition and we’re going to give it our all.

“We have a really big game as a starting point and we know we have to be strong together for the first game. “

Defender Benjamin Pavard said France face a tough challenge against the Germans, who will play in front of their home crowd in Munich.

“The first game is very exciting against Germany,” said Pavard. “It won’t be an easy game against a very good German team. We are not going to pressure ourselves. “

Les Bleus are the favorites to win the European title, but Pavard said Germany and Portugal are also in contention for the title.

“We are one of the favorites but not the favorite,” said the 25-year-old. “We can’t just believe it’s going to be an automatic victory. We have to play game by game and we’ll see. “

(Report by Manasi Pathak in Bangalore, edited by William Mallard)

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