The UEFA Nations League kicks off today, and we have a blockbuster match at our hands where the World Cup winner’s France are going to be taking on Germany. Les Blues would like to start their UEFA Nations League campaign on high, while Germany needs to bounce back from an atrocious World Cup over the summer. On paper, both teams look good enough to win this match. It would be hard to pick a winner from these sides, but you could argue that Germany is not at their best. For them, the UEFA Nations League will mark a new start, and they would want to leave the memories of the World Cup behind and look forward to securing a spot for the Euro 2020.
France has not seen any changes made to the squad that became the World Champions, except Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda having missed out through injuries. Deschamps believes that having won the World Cup recently, his team will certainly be in good spirits.
“It’s a galvanizing effect to have this title, in terms of confidence,” he said. “This title of world champion, you have to manage it, but it’s not a weight or a burden to carry. It’s quite the opposite.
“With all the positive aspects being world champion has brought, on the sporting front but also from a human and psychological standpoint, it’s a huge boost. It won’t prevent them from going through tougher times, but it’s not necessarily linked to the tag of world champion.”
Where To Watch France vs. Germany Online?
The UEFA Nations League kicks off later today. Kazakhstan and Georgia will kick-start the tournament with their match at 3 pm BST. You can watch Germany vs. France live on Sky Sports Football and Mix from 7.40pm. You can also stream the match on various streaming facilities online.