Manchester United striker Anthony Martial will lead France attack as they take on Croatia at the Stade de France on Tuesday in the UEFA Nations League.
This is the first meeting between the two sides since the 2018 World Cup final, won rather convincingly by Les Bleus with the scoreline of 4-2.
The UEFA Nations Leagues started about two months after the World Cup final, and France were drawn with two heavyweights in the form of Netherlands and Germany. Both France and Netherlands won seven points from their four games, winning two and drawing once, but the Oranje were able to top the group on head-to-head criteria, courtesy of their 2-0 home win over France.
Croatia was humbled 4-1 by Portugal in their last game – the first game of the second Nations League edition with France getting outplayed as well for the most part of their match against Sweden but escaped thanks to a goal by Kylian Mbappe in the 41st minute; the striker missing today’s game after he tested positive for coronavirus.
STARTING LINEUP!— 🇭🇷Croatian Football🇭🇷 (@CroatiaFooty) September 8, 2020
Dalic has once again made a few new decisions that could backfire but I have hope. We have Meljnak on left back and Uremovic on the right back. Caleta-Car is also in for Vida. Perisic and Broz are also starting!
AJMO VATRENI! #FRACRO #NationsLeague pic.twitter.com/qB09t4ifdd