Having become world champions in Russia three summers ago, the French are favorites in the rescheduled European Championship this summer, and they have done well to qualify at the top of group F – the “death group” including Germany, Portugal and Hungary.
Switzerland, meanwhile, reserved their place for the round of 16 by qualifying as one of the top four thirds. The Swiss were third in Group A, behind leaders Italy – who beat Austria in the round of 16 on Saturday – and Wales, who were eliminated in the round of 16 with a 4-0 loss to Denmark.
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France will be heavily favored in Bucharest here, but anything can happen in knockout football.
Here’s everything you need to know about France vs Switzerland:
When is it?
The match will kick off at 8 p.m. BST in Bucharest on Monday, June 28.
How can I watch it?
The game will be broadcast live on ITV, with the action also available live on ITV Hub.
What is the news of the team?
An injury will prevent French striker Ousmane Dembele from being sidelined for the remainder of the tournament, while left-back Lucas Digne will miss the tie. As such, Deschamps is hopeful that Lucas Hernandez will be ready in time to return to the starting XI in Digne’s absence.
Thomas Lemar and Marcus Thuram were injured in training, casting doubt on their involvement against Switzerland, which has a full squad.
France: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Kanté, Pogba, Tolisso; Griezmann; Mbappé, Benzema
Switzerland: Sommer; Elvedi, Akanji, Rodriguez; Widmer, Xhaka, Freuler, Zuber; Shaqiri; Embolo, Seferovic
France : 11/20
Suisse : 16/1
France was not at its best in the first round but still came out of the “group of death” unbeaten in first place. They should have the quality and the depth to avoid an upheaval here. France 3-0 Switzerland.