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After an easy victory against Luxembourg, the France team is ramping up and taking on Canada, eight days before its entry into Euro 2024.

9:58 p.m. – Sent back by defense

Sticking to the touchline on the left, Griezmann curls his ball from the right into the area of ​​the first post towards Camavinga and Thuram but it is a Canadian header which returns the danger.

21:56 – Yellow card for Johnston

On a reversal of play, Hernandez stares at Johnston and waits for him to throw himself to try to overwhelm. The French full-back is mowed down by the Canadian who receives a warning. Dangerous free kick to be taken 20 m to the left.

21:55 – Upamecano above

On a corner from the right, Thuram deflects at the near post and at 6 m, Upamecano imposes himself in the air but catches the ball with the top of his head. It goes above and beyond for the French defender.

21:53 – Canada keeps the ball

The Canadians observe a sequence of conservation in the French half. They make no progress and eventually lose the ball.

21:46 – Koundé gets by

On a cross from Buchanan, Koundé intervenes and allows the Blues to free themselves.

21:35 – Griezmann calls on Crépeau

From a distance, Griezmann controls the ball and chooses to strike. It’s on target and it forces the Canadian goalkeeper to relax and take a corner.

9:33 p.m. – Hernandez crosses too much

On a corner taken from the right, Hernandez inherits the ball at the entrance to the area and arms. His shot is too crossed and misses the Canadian goal.

9:30 p.m. – Thuram hits the bar

In the Canadian area, Thuram cuts off a cross from Griezmann at the near post. With a reflex, Crépeau deflects the ball onto his crossbar. Big opportunity for the Blues.

9:28 p.m. – The match broadcast on delay

Note for all those who noticed the absence of broadcast of the match on TF1. The channel broadcasts it delayed with a 15 minute delay. The live broadcast can be followed on TF1+.

21:27 – Kanté hits the goalkeeper

Kanté is served in the Canadian area and strikes instinctively but his shot is on Crépeau who makes the save.

9:23 p.m. – Start of the match

Canada starts in this first period and starts the match a little behind schedule.

9:17 p.m. – Hymn time

The two teams are on the pitch and sing the anthems in front of the Bordeaux public.

21:10 – Deschamps’ opinion on Canada

For the second and final preparation match for the French team, Didier Deschamps wanted a stronger opposition with Canada. A nation that he also knows is in the adjustment phase. “It’s an opponent who has more response on a physical level. There may be a part of management. It’s a collective which held up well against the Netherlands, certain players are in France. They too are in preparation”presented the French coach.

9:05 p.m. – End of warm-up

The Blues carry out their last exercises under the Bordeaux sun and finish their warm-up before the match against Canada. Kick-off will be given in 10 minutes.

21:04 – The armband for Giroud

While he was supposed to wear the captain’s armband, Antoine Griezmann left this honor to his partner Olivier Giroud who will experience his last selection in Blue on French soil.

9:00 p.m. – An inconsistent Canada

Over the past year, Canada has won 4 of the 11 matches it has played, with 3 draws and 4 losses. He has nevertheless suffered 3 losses in his last 5 outings. Swept by the Netherlands, the Canadians have not experienced two consecutive defeats since the 2022 World Cup. They then lost against Belgium (0-1), then Croatia (1-4) and Morocco (1 -2).

20:55 – Griezmann hopes for tribute for Giroud

This friendly match against Canada will have a special flavor for Olivier Giroud. Indeed, at the age of 37, the French striker announced his international retirement at the end of Euro 2024. In fact, he will play in Bordeaux in his very last match on French soil with the blue jersey. Enough to receive a nice tribute from the Bordeaux public? Griezmann hopes so. “Olivier, this will be his last match in France with the France jersey, it’s his last dance, I hope he gets a nice tribute. He deserves it. He’s the ideal player for a coach. Very much of respect for him and everything he did”he confided at a press conference.

20:50 – 5 defeats in 2 years

For two years, only three nations have managed to bring down the French team: Denmark and Germany twice and Croatia. In total, the Blues only recorded 5 losses in 26 matches played over the period.

20:45 – The pass of three?

France won its last two matches against Chile (3-2) and Luxembourg (3-0). If she dominates Canada, she will achieve a third victorious outing in a row, which has not happened to her since last fall (2-1 against the Netherlands, 4-1 against Scotland and 14-0 against Gibraltar , editor’s note).

20:40 – The second Marsch

Jesse Marsch will only live his second time at the head of Canada. The 50-year-old American was called to the maple leaf selection in mid-May. Hired for two seasons, his task will be to help his team do well during the Copa America which begins on June 20 in the United States, with Canada opening the ball against Argentina, the title holder, and above all to prepare it for the 2026 World Cup at home.

20:35 – Sunk by the Netherlands

Last Thursday, Canada completely collapsed against the Netherlands (0-4). If they held on for 50 minutes, Jonathan David and his partners let go and conceded four goals in 33 minutes, Depays opening the oranje festival before being followed by Frimpong, Weghorst and van Dijk.

20:34 – The composition of Canada

Against the France team, Canada will present itself with a 4-4-2 where David and Larin will lead the attack. Behind them, a line formed by Buchanan, Koné, Eustaquio and Millar. In defense, Bombito and Conelius are associated in the center, supervised by Johnston and Davies.

8:30 p.m. – A quiet evening

Wednesday evening, the French team did not have to exert its talent to dispose of modest Luxembourg. Just before the break, Randal Kolo Muani honored the trust placed in him by Didier Deschamps by opening the scoring. In the last quarter of an hour, Jonathan Clauss and Kylian Mbappé contributed (3-0).

20:25 – Act II

France and Canada have only faced each other once during their shared history. It was June 1, 1986 during the 1986 World Cup in Mexico and the Blues won thanks to a goal from Jean-Pierre Papin at the end of the match (1-0).

20:20 – Mbappé on the bench, Giroud starting, the Blues lineup

As expected, Kylian Mbappé will remain on the bench against Canada. Hit against Luxembourg, the captain of the France team will be spared by Didier Deschamps. The coach chose to start Olivier Giroud for his last on French soil. He will be accompanied by Thuram and Dembélé on the wings. In the middle, we find Griezmann, who inherits the captain’s armband, associated with Kanté and Camavinga. Surprise in central defense with the appearance of Saliba next to Upamecano. Koundé and Théo Hernandez will occupy the corridors.