Sun. Apr 28th, 2019

France vs Netherlands – UEFA Nations League: All you need to know

France vs Netherlands – UEFA Nations League: All you need to know

  • 2018 World Cup winners France will take on Netherlands this weekend in Paris
  • Holland failed to qualify for the most recent World Cup, finishing behind France
  • The UEFA Nations League replaces international friendlies in Sept, Oct and Nov

The brand new football competition UEFA Nations League continues this weekend with France vs Netherlands.

The 2018 World Cup winners ’first game in the new international league ended with a goalless draw against Germany, but Didier Deschamps’s team will be hoping to get points on the board against Ronald Koeman's team.

Here's everything you need to know about the match including when it's on, team squads, odds and how to watch on TV.

World Cup winners France will play Holland this weekend in a UEFA Nations League clash

When is the France vs Netherlands match?

The UEFA Nations League match will kick-off at 7.45pm BST on Sunday, September 9.

Where will the France vs Netherlands match be held?

The match will be played in the 81,000-capacity Stade de France in Paris.

How to watch the France vs Netherlands match

The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports with the kick-off scheduled to be at 7.45pm BST. Sky customers can also stream the match on the Sky Go app.

The Now TV day pass is also available for £ 7.99.

France vs Netherlands team squads

Here are the team squads:

FRANCE

Goalkeepers: Benjamin Lecomte (Montpellier), Benoit Costil (Bordeaux), Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain)

Defenders: Lucas Hernandez (Madrid Atletico), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain), Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Adil Rami (Marseille), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane ( Real Madrid)

Midfielders: N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Steven N'Zonzi (Roma), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Thomas Lemar (Atletico Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)

NETHERLANDS

Goalkeepers: Jasper Cillessen (Barcelona), Jeroen Zoet (PSV Eindhoven)

Defenders: Kenny Tete (Lyon), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Daley Blind (Ajax), Daryl Janmaat (Watford), Stefan de Vrij (Inter), Nathan Ake (Bournemouth)

Midfielders: Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Kevin Strootman (Marseille), Davy Propper (Brighton), Donny van de Beek (Ajax), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax)

Forwards: Ruud Vormer (Club Brugge), Memphis Depay (Lyon), Ryan Babel (Besiktas), Luke de Jong (PSV Eindhoven), Quincy Promes (Sevilla), Tonny Vilhena (Feyenoord), Justin Kluivert (AS Roma)

France vs Netherlands head-to-head

To say that France is the in-form team would be an understatement to say the least.

The 2018 World Cup winners are undefeated in their last six games, all of which are competitive games, and although a revitalized Netherlands has only lost one game of the last six, although they were all friendlies.

Head-to-head France has history on its side, coming out on top in 12 out of 26 previous matches compared to Holland's 10, with four draws.

France vs Netherlands odds

France are favorites to win the tie with Betfair having them down at ½, while the Netherlands are 4/1 favorites, with a draw coming in at 14/5.

France vs Netherlands tickets

Tickets for the game can be purchased on France FA’s website.

What is the UEFA Nations League?

The UEFA Nations League is a new international competition that replaces friendlies with competitive matches where teams play against similarly-ranked sides.

The winners of the four groups of League A progress to the UEFA Nations League finals in June 2019. The rest of the teams battle it out for promotion and to avoid relegation. There is also a potential route to Euro 2020 up for grabs.

The competition is split into 55 footballing associations, placed in four Leagues according to their position in the UEFA Coefficient Ranking.

Each league is then broken down into four groups, with teams playing each other's home and away in September, October and November. In addition, the four top teams will automatically qualify for the UEFA Euro 2020 finals.

France's first game in the UEFA Nations League ended in a goalless draw with Germany.

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