IRE vs FRA Dream11 Team Prediction International Friendly Football – Fantasy Team News
France vs Ireland
IRE vs FRA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
France host Republic of Ireland in an International Friendly fixture at Stade de France, hoping to kick-start their preparations for the World Cup in the best possible way.
This is the very ground where France achieved their biggest ever Sports achievement as a Nation, the 1998 World Cup final triumph came at Stade de France, courtesy of Zinedine Zidane’s hattrick. A similar scoreline would certainly serve as a perfect impetus for Didier Deschamps ahead of the biggest tournament in the world.
They welcome a team to this ground which narrowly missed out on the world cup after they endured the pain of elimination in the playoffs against a superior Denmark team which won the tie 5-1 on aggregate mainly because of the brilliance of their talismanic midfielder Christian Eriksen. But despite that heartbreaking result, this tiny nation has made progress as a football nation and the reason being that they managed to reach that far in the qualification which they never did in the past few seasons.
This is the first of a three-game friendly series for France, which will also consist of games vs Italy and USA ahead of their opening Group C game on the 16th June.
When: May 29, 12:35 AM IST
Where: Stade de France
Recent wins (Last six matches)
France – W D W W L W
Ireland – L W W D L L
IRE vs FRA Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injury and Suspension
France vs Ireland:
Didier Deschamps has included Benjamin Mendy in his squad for this match, which is a surprise considering he missed a big chunk of matches for Manchester City this season and only made few appearances in the last few matches.
Lucas Hernandez is also in the squad and we expect him to start after his strong performance in Atletico Madrid’s run to the Europa League victory.
Sam Winnall is out injured for the visitors in this game, while Marcus Olsson is a big
doubt. So Ikechi Anya could come into the side at the left back if Olsson misses this match.
Eunan O’Kane will miss this clash as well as the next match against the USA due to a shoulder injury, while Brentford’s Alan Judge has been named as his replacement.
Darren Randolph, Keiren Westwood and Kieran O’Hara all have withdrawn from the squad because of injuries.
Preston striker Sean Maguire and Newcastle defender Ciaran Clarke have also failed to make to the squad because of the injuries.
Meanwhile, Shamrock Rovers striker Graham Burke has been drafted into the squad as a backup striker.
IRE vs FRA Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable)
France – Lloris (GK); Sidibe, Varane, Umtiti, Hernandez, Kante, Matuidi, Pogba, Mbappe, Lemar, Griezmann
Ireland – O’Malley (GK); Coleman, Duffy, Rice, Long, McClean, Browne, Arter, Meyler, Long, Hendrick
Head 2 Head- 16 meetings in official matches
France – 07
Ireland – 05
Draw – 04
France – Griezmann, Kante, Mbappe
Ireland – Coleman, Duffy, Long
IRE vs FRA Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
France are clear favourites and that’s a no-brainer considering the qualities that the 1998 World Cup winners have in their squad. We expect them to win but Martin O’Neil’s team have always been difficult to break down, so it could be a good test for the Les Bleus on Monday.
NOTE: THIS IRE vs FRA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.