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Les Blues play their final Euro 2016 warm-up game on Saturday. Pictured: France's national soccer team coach Didier Deschamps (C) passes by players Paul Pogba (L) and Adil Rami (R) during a training session at Clairefontaine, near Paris, May 25, 2016.Reuters

Euro 2016 hosts France take on Scotland in their final warm-up game of the competition on Saturday in Metz. Les Blues, coached by Didier Deschamps are coming into the international friendly match at the back of a 3-2 win against Cameroon.

West Ham star Dmitri Payet, Blaise Matuidi and Olivier Giroud remained the goalscorers in the match, which was, until the very end, heading for a 2-2 draw. Payet's wonderful goal from a free kick at the death, however, gave France the much-needed win ahead of the European Championship.

Meanwhile, Scotland, who had failed to qualify for the Euro 2016 from Group D of the Euro Qualifiers, will be looking to giving a good performance ahead of their World Cup 2018 qualifiers, scheduled to start in September.

"These are the teams you want to be testing yourselves against because, once the qualifiers come around, we are going to be playing against teams of this calibre, and we need to make sure we have got a chance of qualifying," Scotland defender Russell Martin was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

The attention is on France, nevertheless, as to how they perform ahead of the Euro 2016. Deschamps' side have won three matches already this calendar year and are on an impressive run. They were dealt with a blow days ago as defensive midfielder Lassana Diarra had to be ruled out of the final France squad for Euro 2016 owing to an injury.

Manchester United midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin was roped in as the replacement. The good news for France ahead of Saturday's game is that highly-rated forward Anthony Martial looks likely to appear as he has recovered in time from his knock. 

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann has also joined the squad.

While Deschamps will be happy with not much of a worry in his squad at the moment, the unavailability of key players have made Scotland uneasy. Christophe Berra, Barry Bannan, Allan McGregor, Scott Bain, Alan Hutton, Lee Wallace and Chris Martin are not part of the squad.

The Celtic players in the national team, including Craig Gordon, Kieran Tierney, James Forrest, Leigh Griffiths and captain Scott Brown, also are unavailable, as the Hoops prepare for their Champions League qualifying action, starting July.

Interestingly, France and Scotland have met 15 times in the past. Scotland have won eight times.

Where to watch live

France vs Scotland is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. BST (12:30 a.m. IST, 3 p.m. EST) on June 4.

In India, viewers can catch the game on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD.

In the UK, the match will be broadcast on Premier Sports. Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio Scotland.

In the US, viewers can catch the game on ESPN 2 USA and ESPN Deportes TV. Online streaming will be available on Watch ESPN.

In France, the game will be broadcast on TF1.

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