Sweden – France
Sweden hosts the world champion France in Solna in a game from Group 3 of League A of the UEFA Nations League. Let’s see what we can tell you about this match at the Friends Arena on Saturday.
Sweden approach the second edition of the Nations League after a successful qualifying campaign. The Scandinavians qualified for the Euro 2020 after finishing second in their group, being surpassed only by Spain. In 10 matches played, Sweden won six times, made three draws and lost just once.
Sweden’s team is filled with players who are part of Europe’s best leagues. We can mentions players like Roma’s Olsen, Manchester United’s Lindelof, Sampdoria’s Ekdal, RB Leipzig’s Forsberg, Udinese’s Sema, Alaves’ Guidetti and Real Sociedad’s Isak. The Swedes do not have stars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic anymore, but they have a good team with a good chemistry between the players.
France are the current world champions, so there ain’t a better way to describe them at the moment. Winning the Nations League for a first time would be another solid achievement for Didier Deschamps’ team.
Deschamps didn’t hesitate to call his stars for the first two matches in the Nations League. Players like Varane, Kante, Rabiot, Giroud, Griezmann and Mbappe will feature again which makes France favourites. Deschamps has a wonderful squad at his disposal, but let’s see what kind of motivation the French team will show for this competition. Paul Pogba is not in the squad, though.
Rennes’ Eduardo Camavinga is one the most exciting players in France’s squad. The teenager is just 17-years old and he’s already linked with a potential move to Real Madrid. The pundits describe him as one of the best young talents in the world at the moment.
That’s our preview for the Nations League match between Sweden and France on Saturday. We expect a pretty good clash here, so let’s wait and see.