France vs England: TV channel, free stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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The Three Lions will head across the Channel to face Didier Deschamps' star-studded side having salvaged a draw against Scotland at the weekend

England will visit France for a friendly on Tuesday night having narrowly avoided the humbling Les Bleus suffered as World Cup qualification resumed.

Didier Deschamps' men were beaten 2-1 by Sweden after a Hugo Lloris error gifted Ola Toivonen a last-minute winner at Friends Arena in Stockholm.

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That has thrown a spanner into France's qualification campaign but England avoided a similar upset - with Joe Hart also guilty of some questionable goalkeeping - thanks to Harry Kane's late equaliser against Scotland.

After unimpressive results at the weekend, both countries could ring the changes and give some of their younger players a chance to impress.

Game France vs England
Date Tuesday, June 10
Time 20:00 GMT, 15:00 ET

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Kylian Mbappe France

In the UK, the match will be available to watch live and for free on television on ITV and by stream via ITV Player.

UK TV channel Online stream
ITV ITV Player

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on ESPN 2 and by stream via WatchESPN.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN 2 WatchESPN

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position France players
Goalkeepers Lloris, Areola, Costil
Defenders Jallet, Mendy, Varane, Kimpembe, Digne, Sidibe, Koscielny, Umtiti, Zouma
Midfielders Pogba, Lemar, Payet, Dembele, Kante, Matuidi, Rabiot, Sissoko, Tolisso, Thauvin
Forwards Griezmann, Giroud, Mbappe, Lacazette

Deschamps is likely to hand opportunities to Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele and Thomas Lemar, with the Monaco duo coming off the bench against Sweden.

Lloris' mistake in that defeat could see Alphonse Areola and Benoit Costil share the goal, while Kurt Zouma, Samuel Umtiti and Presnel Kimpembe will all hope to stake their claim for a place in the defence.

Potential starting XI: Areola; Sidibe, Zouma, Umtiti, Mendy; Kante, Pogba; Dembele, Griezmann, Lemar; Mbappe.

Position England players
Goalkeepers Hart, Forster, Butland, Heaton
Defenders Cahill, Smalling, Walker, Jones, Stones, Bertrand, Cresswell, Gibson, Trippier
Midfielders Lallana, Sterling, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dele, Dier, Lingard, Livermore
Forwards Defoe, Kane, Vardy, Rashford

Ben Gibson and Kieran Trippier will hope to win their first caps for England, who have Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Jordan Henderson and Ross Barkley among their absentees.

Tom Heaton will start in goal, with Jack Butland replacing him for the second half, but the extent of Gareth Southgate's rotation in terms of the outfield positions remains to be seen.

Potential starting XI: Heaton; Trippier, Stones, Cahill, Cresswell; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dier; Lingard, Dele, Sterling; Kane.


BETTING & GAME ODDS


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain England

France are 19/20 favourites to win in Paris, according to Oddschecker , with England priced at 17/5 and the draw available at 13/5.

Giroud tired of constant criticism

Antoine Griezmann is the 9/2 favourite to score first, followed by Olivier Giroud at 5/1. Harry Kane is the top choice for the visitors at 13/2.


GAME PREVIEW


Paul Pogba France

Sadly, this is the second meeting on the football pitch between England and France of recent years that will be marked by tragedy.

The clash between the two countries at Wembley in November of 2015 followed a series of terrorist attacks in Paris days earlier that killed 130 people and injured hundreds more.

Wembley paid a rousing tribute to those lost that night, with both sets of fans uniting in a goosebump-inducing rendition of the French national anthem La Marseillaise.

On Tuesday, in the wake of the similar attacks on Manchester and London that killed 31 people in total, Paris will extend a hand to its neighbour across the Channel in return.

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to be in attendance alongside President Emmanuel Macron at the Stade de France, with a number of tributes planned and a minute's silence set to be held before kick-off.

It will be hoped that the football can provide some welcome relief.

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