International Previews: Thursday

πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Germany v France πŸ‡«πŸ‡· 

πŸ“ Where: Allianz Arena 

πŸ•°οΈ When: 7:45 BST

πŸ“… Date: Thursday, September 6th 

πŸ“œ Records:

Germany: Eliminated at the Group Stage of the 2018 World Cup
France: 2018 World Cup Champions 

♻️ Last Game:

Germany 0-2 South Korea (World Cup)
France 4-2 Croatia (World Cup)

πŸ”™ Previous Meetings: November 14th, 2017. 2-2 Draw 

πŸ‘€ Players to watch:

Germany- Leroy Sane
France- Paul Pogba 

After not being selected for this summer’s World Cup team and being left out of the starting Xl for Manchester City, Sane will be looking to prove a point and cement a starting role on both squads for the future. Paul Pogba, after a stunning world cup has under-impressed in the Premier League thus far. Will this break be what he needs to recapture his form?

❓ Did you know: Manuel Neuer at age 32 is the oldest player in Joachim LΓΆw’s squad. 

βŒ› Predictions: Germany 2 – France 1 


πŸ‰ Wales v Ireland ☘️ 

πŸ“ Where: Cardiff City Stadium 

πŸ•°οΈ When:  19:45 BST

πŸ“… Date: Thursday, September 6th 

πŸ“œ Records: Wales or Ireland did not feature in the 2018 World Cup

♻️ Last Game:

Wales 0- 0 Mexico (May 29th, 2018)
Ireland 2- 1 USA (February 6th, 2018)

πŸ”™Previous Meetings: Ireland 1, Wales 0 (World Cup Qualifying, Monday October 9th) 

πŸ‘€ Players to watch:

Wales: Gareth Bale
Ireland: Shane Duffy 

With the transfer of Christiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid, Gareth Bale has been in top form of Los Blancos. He will be eager to continue this with his national side and exact revenge on Ireland for ending his World Cup dreams.  Shane Duffy and the Irish back line will need to be on top form to stop world class players like Bale and Ramsey. 

❓ Did you know: In the last meeting between these two teams, Ireland secured the win to knock Wales out of World Cup qualifying ending any hopes at going to Russia. 

βŒ› Predictions: 2-0 Wales 


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