France vs Brazil
Brazil players train at the Charlety stadium in Paris ahead of their friendly clash against France on ThursdayReuters

France take on Brazil in an international friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday.

Following their disappointment in the 2014 World Cup, where they were knocked out of the quarter-finals by eventual winner Germany, the Les Bleus have been doing pretty well, remaining undefeated in their last six international fixtures.

Since they are the hosts of the 2016 Euros, they have already qualified for the competition, which means they will not have to play the qualifiers.

Due to this reason, France have only been playing friendly games in the international break. However, they have been pretty impressive in these friendly fixtures, beating the likes of Spain, Portugal and Sweden.

France are believed to beat their next opponents, Brazil, who suffered a humiliating 0-7 loss to Germany in the semi-final of the 2014 World Cup.

But head coach Didier Deschamps believes that new boss Dunga has already started Brazil's recovery process.

"They are reeling from a World Cup that was not unsuccessful despite the trauma they went through — they were still in the semi-finals," Deschamps said during a press conference, according to Goal.

"I have seen what they have been doing since then and I saw many, many very good things. Brazil is the land of football. They have a lot of passion. Their players have made their mark the history of the game and then they are five-time world champions. Brazil remains a reference to the sport."

Meanwhile, the Socceroos will also be hoping to beat France and continue building their confidence under new coach Dunga.

After their disappointment in the 2014 World Cup, where they lost to Germany in the semi-final and Holland in the third place playoffs, Brazil sacked their boss Luiz Felipe Scolari and replaced him with Dunga.

This seems to have worked out well as the Socceroos have been doing pretty well of late, recording successive wins in their last six fixtures after the World Cup.

And Dunga insists that he is trying to "do things differently," following Brazil's humiliating defeat in the 2014 World Cup.

"We have to learn from what happened and try to do things differently," Dunga told Goal. "Of course we also rely on the cooperation of everyone involved in football. We must be make constructive criticisms, because we don't see everything.

"The important factors will also help: thinking as a winner, taking action and showing an attitude that will help accomplish what you think you need to do in order to perform on the pitch, not just on paper."

Where to Watch Live

The friendly is scheduled to begin at 9pm local time (1:30 am IST, 8pm GMT, 4pm ET) start with live coverage in India on Sony Six HD and Sony Six SD. The match can also be watched online via live streaming on Sony Six Live

Viewers in the UK can catch the match live on ITV 4, with an option to live stream on ITV Player. Audience in the US can catch the live action on ESPN 2, with an option to live stream on Watch ESPN.

Middle East and North Africa viewers will be able to watch the match live on Bein Sports Arabia, with the option to live stream the match on Bein Sports Connect.

Audience in Brazil can catch the match live on ESPN Latin America, with an option to stream on ESPN Play. The match will be telecast live in France on TF1.

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