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To see in Nice! Welcome to the French Riviera for our live coverage of the international friendly match between France and Wales.
There are only nine days until the start of the European Championships and the participating countries are busy with their final preparations.
And Rob Page is hoping his Dragons are set to replicate the success of the Wales squad that reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals – and what better way to show it than with an eye-catching performance in the country. where they excelled five years ago.
The interim boss has indicated he will use tonight to give some team members some playing time, but will be keen to continue the fine form that brought them to this year’s delayed tournament.
Wales have won nine of their last 13 games, including the last two, but were beaten by the world’s number one team – Belgium – in March.
Not only the second ranked country awaits them tonight, but the reigning world champion: France.
Among the favorites for success this summer, Didier Deschamps’ men are looking to follow up on their exploits of 2018 by winning the last trophy they won 21 years ago.
The head coach was at the time captain of his country and recently surprised many by recalling Karim Benzema into the fold of France as he named his final team of 26.
The 33-year-old Real Madrid forward has not represented his country for five years but may well lead the line tonight with Deschamps planning to rest his Champions League-winning Chelsea players.
We will bring you the confirmation of the starting eleven for this evening shortly before kick-off at the Allianz Riviera at 8:05 pm.