After a long trip to Kazakhstan, the French team played their third game in eight days against Bosnia-Herzegovina this Wednesday (6:45 p.m. GMT), with the mission of consolidating their image for the European Championship, despite the fatigue. The Bleus will find themselves in Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital, a more pleasant temperature than in icy Kazakhstan, where the French team achieved a lackluster first victory in the qualifying round (2-0). A result that, after the 1-1 draw against Ukraine in Paris, raises doubts in the team.
The team led by Didier Deschamps, who already saved a first "cheating match" in the Kazakh capital, will face a team whose stars, Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic, are already veterans (35 and 30 years respectively). In group D, where France and Ukraine started as favorites, the selection of the "zmajevi" ("dragons") starts as the "covered" that can surprise. At the moment, in his first day he achieved a draw against Finland (2-2).
Last chances before the Euro
Among the established starters, Kylian Mbappé and Olivier Giroud have all the ballots to occupy the front, as well as Adrien Rabiot in the middle and the central pair Raphael Varane and Presnel Kimpembe the defense.
For other players, the match is one of the last opportunities to gain a place on the list in the Euro 2020 list, postponed to this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Among them, Ferland Mendy, absent from the two meetings last week, and Tanguy Ndombele and Thomas Lemar, lackluster starters in Kazakhstan.
Ousmane Dembele, reconciled with the goal last Sunday, seeks to score points in his particular duel with Kingsley Coman, a player with a similar technical profile. Against a team, Bosnia, which has not won a single game since 2019, the Bleus play the card of sensations, a victory will allow them to face the Eurocup calmly, but any other result will increase the doubts of Didier Deschamps'.
Schedule and TV channel according to each country
Argentina: 3:45 p.m. on ESPN 3.
Colombia: 1:45 p.m. on ESPN.
Mexico: 1:45 p.m. by SKY Sports (504-546).
Peru: 1:45 p.m. on ESPN.
Uruguay: 3:45 p.m. on ESPN.
Chile: 3:45 p.m. on ESPN
United States: 11:45 PT / 2:45 ET on ESPN +, TUDN Xtra
Bosnia-Herzegovina vs. France: how to follow the game LIVE?
The meeting will be broadcast LIVE on the DIRECTV Sports screen for South America, while in Mexico it can be seen on Sky Sports.