France v Holland live streaming schedule, plus team news, latest odds and match preview from tonight’s international friendly in Paris (KO 20:00).
It should be a cracker of a match as Bet365 announce this afternoon that they are live streaming a selection of Wednesday’s top international friendlies through their website.
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France and Holland will step up their preparations for the world when they meet at the Stade de France later on tonight in what looks a mouthwatering clash between two of Europe’s finest.
France will head into the game on the back of their stunning 5-0 aggregate win over Ukraine in the World Cup qualifiers. The result sealed their place in Brazil and also made it 8 goals with none conceded in three games.
Didier Deschamp has left Eric Abidal and Samir Nasri out of his squad calling in uncapped duo Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Digne.
The inclusion of Griezmann is interesting, the Real Sociedad forward has caught the eye this season with 19 goals in 38 games this season and is back in contention after being banned following an unauthorised night out with four other Under-21 players between the two legs of a European championship play-off.
Digne meanwhile has been called up ahead of Manchester City left-back Gael Clichy while Franck Ribery and Mamadou Sakhko have been included despite currently recovering from injury.
Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala is also back in the squad and will hope to add to the solitary cap he won against Uruguay last year.
While the inclusion of Griezmann has caught the eye, so too has the omission of Nasri. The Manchester City midfielder failed to impress during the first leg win over the Ukraine in the qualifiers and has now paid the price.
Despite his absence, Deschamp has not closed the door on the former Arsenal playmaker offering a vaque answer when quizzed on the absence of Nasri and former Barcelona left back Abidal.
“Interpretations are up to you. Many players are out of the squad and I prefer answering questions about those who are in.” said the French manager.
“I can’t tell you how critical it is to be in this squad. The most important one will be the one I name in June.”
Holland meanwhile didn’t need the qualifiers to book their ticket to Rio with Louis Van Gaal comfortably winning their group.
The November friendlies saw the club draw with Japan and Colombia at home and Van Gaal will be keen to up the level of performances with the World Cup just three months away.
The Dutch meanwhile have added Hamburg playmaker to their squad. The 31 year old was initially expected to miss out on the clash with an ankle injury however he made his comeback against Werder Bremen on Saturday and has now been called up by national coach Louis Van Gaal.
It is not all good news however for the Dutch with Augsburg Captain Paul Verhaegh ruled out of the France game after suffering a gash to his knee against Hannover that will keep him out for two weeks.