France vs Colombia: Preview, Team News, Full Squad and TV Guide

Colombia are without James Rodriguez.


France host Colombia in an International friendly on Friday as both the teams prepare for the World Cup in Russia.

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France have secured a place in Russia while the South Americans also were comfortable in their own qualification process, but now it is time for them to find the right combination ahead of the big tournament.


Team News:

For the French, Alexandre Lacazette is unavailable as he is still not completely recovered from his injury. Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder got a call up for the national team after his decent displays in La Liga and Champions League. Paul Pogba, Griezmann and Mbappe are available while Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard also is a part of the squad.

For Los Cafeteros, David Ospina will lead the side and Radamel Falcao is also in the team.



It is a big test for France at home as they will be eyeing for a positive result. Paul Pogba is hinted to be starting from the bench and that means Deschamps will only consider performance in his squad. For Colombia, their preparations also are in the final phase and they face Australia up next. Ospina and his boys will be hoping to stop the flurry of French attackers and get something out of the game.

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Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Barcelona), Lucas Hernandez (Atletico Madrid), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain), Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Benjamin Pavard (Stuttgart), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Thomas Lemar (Monaco), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern Munich)

Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder (Sevilla), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Anthony Martial (Manchester United), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)


Goalkeepers: David Ospina (Arsenal), Camilo Vargas (Deportivo Cali)

Defenders: Cristian Zapata (Milan), Santiago Arias (PSV), Frank Fabra (Boca), Oscar Murillo (Pachuca), Yerry Mina (Barcelona), Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham), Johan Mojica, Bernardo Espinosa (both Girona)

Midfielders: Carlos Sanchez (Espanyol), Abel Aguilar (Deportivo Cali), James Rodriguez (Bayern), Giovanni Moreno (Shanghai Shenhua), Juan Fernando Quintero (River Plate), Wilmar Barrios (Boca), Mateus Uribe (America), Jefferson Lerma (Levante), Victor Cantillo (Junior)

Forwards: Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Carlos Bacca )Villarreal), Luis Muriel (Sevilla), Yimmi Chara (Junior), Miguel Borja (Palmeiras), Duvan Zapata (Sampdoria), Jose Izquierdo (Brighton)


TV Guide:

The match will be telecast live on Sony Ten network from 01.30 AM for the Indian vieweres.