Pogba, Griezmann, Payet - How France could line up in Euro 2016 final against Portugal

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The hosts eliminated the world champions Germany to make it all the way to Stade de France and they will again be looking to their talismanic No. 7 for control as well as their creative midfield talents


Didier Deschamps is set to stick with the same XI which downed Germany in the Euro 2016 semi-final when his France side take on Portugal in Saint-Denis on Sunday.

Moussa Sissoko and Samuel Umtiti were added to the line up through the knockout stages as replacements for N’Golo Kante and Adil Rami – who missed out through suspension – and have performed well enough to keep their places for the final.

Elsewhere, it’s as expected. Six-goal Antoine Griezmann has been the star of the European Championship and will play up front with Olivier Giroud and Dimitri Payet.

Sissoko will occupy a spot on the right flank and in midfield will be Manchester United targets Blaise Matuidi and €120m-rated Paul Pogba.

Defenders Laurent Koscielny, Patrice Evra and Bacary Sagna – along with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris – have been ever-present.

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New Barcelona signing Umtiti will remain in the line-up at centre back.  

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