Friday, 10 June 2016

Start to his audience a European Championship taking place in his country, withstand the pressure of being a favorite, is the challenge that on Friday faces France facing one of the best defenders in the championship, Romania, who will try to spoil the party local.

Didier Deschamps have those little room for maneuver because the outcome of the duel on Friday give the starting signal at the Stade de France to the competition will depend largely on the French adventure.

And the Euro in general, since the recent bombings in Paris and Brussels have created an atmosphere of insecurity that seems to cloud the joy that is supposed to such events and that will come if the local team maintains high expectations.

The French coach has managed to preserve the good atmosphere on a computer that comes with good results in friendlies has chained in the last two years, but in recent weeks has continued to receive negative news.

There has been an online game in which Deschamps has not lost a holder, either by injury or by doping problems, either because the court now has stood in the way of some important men such as Karim Benzema, paragraph by his alleged involvement in a case of a sex video blackmail Mathieu Valbuena.

But certainly lagging behind has been the most affected, without the two central players French coach, who has had to improvise to face the competition leading zealously preparing for 24 months.

Raphael Varane and Mamadou Sakho, injured the first, the second doping doubtful, will not be in the European Championship and his position will be occupied by Laurent Koscielny and Adil Rami, unaccustomed to play together in the heart of the defense.

In the center of the field at the last minute due to injury left Lass Diarra, called to be the pillar of that line, and the inexperienced N'Golo Kanté, who only has 4 internationals, it has emerged as a key part of the device.

Front, without Benzema, who was the favorite attacker Deschamps, France is placed in the hands of Anotine Griezmann, who can leave this Euro as a national hero or a villain; without forgetting that Olivier Giroud is the "9" usual and most appropriate to pull the trigger man.

Next to them another surprise, Dimitri Payet, whose good performance with West Ham and the selection in recent weeks have propelled him to an almost unprecedented trident with which France will try to compensate for the defensive shortcomings.


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