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German footballers practice ahead of their international friendly clash against France.Reuters

France will be hosting world champions Germany in an international friendly at the Les Tricolores Stadium on Friday. 

France, who will be hosting the Euro 2016, are gearing up for the big tournament. They have been in good form of late and have won five out of their last eight international games in the process.

On the other hand, Germany is probably lacking the instinct that they had sported in Brazil before they lifted the World Cup in Rio last year. In order to qualify for the main stages of the Euro 2016, Germany had to win against Georgia in the last game of the Euro Qualfiers. Joachim Low and Co. did win the game against Georgia but after many hiccups.

"They're a very strong team that want to gauge themselves, to see where they're at during these big tests after not having played in the qualifiers. By all accounts, they have impressed me a lot," Germany head coach Joachim Low told reporters ahead of the international friendly against France, which he rates as one of the tournament favourites for Euro 2016.

Germany might hand the first ever cap to the 19-year-old to Schalke player Leroy Sane. He has been impressive in the Bundesliga so far and Low has decided to give him a chance in the international level as the gaffer will still be looking for the best combination ahead of the Euro 2016. 

France will be without the services of Karim Benzema and Mathieu Valbuena. The Real Madrid forward has been charged of "complicity in a blackmail attempt." Although Benzema has denied of any wrongdoing, head coach Didier Deschamps has decided to leave both the players involved in that controversial issue. 

Probable lineups:

France: Lloris; Sagna, Varane, Koscielny, Evra; Schneiderlin, Pogba, Matuidi; Griezmann, Giroud, Martial.

Germany: Neuer; Ginter, Boateng, Hummels, Hector; Gundogan, Schweinsteiger; Muller, Draxler, Schurrle; Gomez.

Where to Watch Live

France vs Germany is scheduled for a 9 pm local time (8 pm GMT, 2.45 pm ET and 1:30 am IST) start. The live coverage of the encounter can be watched on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. The game can also be live streamed on Livsports

Fans in France can watch it live on TF1. The live streaming option is not available.

Football fans in Germany can catch the live action between France and Germany on ARD Das Erste. 

Audience in the UK unfortunately cannot watch the England vs Spain match live.

Viewers in the US can watch Spain vs England live on ESPN3, while the live stream option is on Watch ESPN. TSN3 and TSN1 will show the friendly live in Canada, while the action can also be live streamed on TSN TV.

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