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France vs Chile: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :March 24, 2024 at 4:43 PM
Modified at :March 24, 2024 at 4:43 PM
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Dhruv Sharma


Europe’s and South America’s finest go up against each other to wind off the international break

The Blues have recently shone in the World Cup, clinching victory in 2018 and reaching the finals in 2022, their performance in the last European Championship was a stark contrast, resulting in a disappointing elimination in the round of 16 against Switzerland. Didier Deschamps’ squad is eager to redeem themselves this summer. France started their friendly campaign against Germany and ended up on a losing note after conceding two goals.

Chile have already confirmed their spot in the Copa America through their status as a CONMEBOL team. La Roja aims to regain their winning form, having previously clinched the trophy in both 2015 and 2016. For Chile, this tournament marks their comeback to international competition after missing out on the 2022 World Cup. Remarkably, this marks their second consecutive absence from the World Cup stage. They won their last match comfortably against Albania.

Kick-off:

Wednesday, 27 March 2024 at 1:30 AM IST

Location: Stade Velodrome

Form

France (in all competitions): W-W-W-D-L

Chile (in all competitions): W-L-D-L-W

Players to watch out

Kylian Mbappe (France)

Kylian Mbappe is a versatile forward who frequently operates as a winger and possesses the flexibility to perform effectively on either side of the pitch, owing to his proficiency with both feet. He demonstrates the capability to cut inside onto his dominant right foot when positioned on the left wing, while also showcasing his vision by creating opportunities and delivering assists for teammates from the right flank. He exhibits the ability to excel in the central striker role, thanks to his composure, clinical finishing, and sharp eye for goal.

Eduardo Vargas (Chile)

Eduardo Vargas is predominantly utilized as a forward, although his versatility extends to being able to function effectively as an attacking midfielder as well. This flexibility allows him to adapt to different tactical setups and provide additional options for his team in various attacking positions on the field. He opened the scoring for Chile against Albania in their opening fixture of the international friendlies, he will play a crucial role in the match against France.

Match facts:

  • France and Chile have only met five times in their histories.
  • Out of these five encounters, only one game has seen one team scoring without any contribution from the opposing team.
  • This match tends to see a relatively high number of goals, with only one game having resulted in fewer than two goals scored.

Injury and team news for France vs Chile

Didier Deschamps has assembled a formidable squad for these friendly matches. Key players such as Mbappe, Olivier Giroud, and Antoine Griezmann will continue to lead the attack, supported by Premier League defenders Ibrahima Konate and William Saliba. Despite recently returning from injury, Adrian Rabiot has earned a call-up to the midfield.

Under Ricardo Gareca’s guidance, Chile’s squad features familiar faces like Alexis Sanchez and Marcelino Nunez. However, the absence of Sheffield United’s Ben Brereton Diaz is notable, as Gareca has opted to omit him due to his limited proficiency in Spanish.

Head to Head

Total matches – 5

France wins – 2

Chile wins – 2

Draws – 1

Predicted lineup for France vs Chile

France predicted lineup

Samba; Kounde, Saliba, Hernandez, Hernandez; Rabiot, Fofana, Zaire-Emery; Dembele, Giroud, Mbappe

Chile predicted lineup

Bravo; Isla, Diaz, Sierralta, Suazo; Nunez, Pavez, Osorio; Vargas, Brereton Diaz, Sanchez

Match prediction for France vs Chile

France will look to end the international break on a winning note before the important tournament this summer, home advantage will prove to be a factor in this match. On the other hand, Chilean players will try to continue to impress their new manager, Gareca, after breaking their streak of four winless matches without scoring a goal against Albania, in which they scored 3 goals.

Prediction: France 3-1 Chile

Telecast

India- Sony LIV

UK- Viaplay Sports 1 

US- VIX

Nigeria- DStv Now

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