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France vs. Germany lineups

The Euro 2016 hosts and the defending World Cup champions square off in the biggest match of the tournament so far.

France and Germany square off in a much-anticipated Euro 2016 semifinal match, pitting two of the best teams around against each other with a berth in the final on the line. It's going to be a huge and intense match between two incredibly talented teams, and how that talent squares off will be fun to watch play out.

Germany have again tweaked their approach to the match, adapting to the injury losses of Mario Gómez and Sami Khedira by playing Thomas Müller as a false nine and bringing in both Bastian Schweinsteiger and Emre Can to the lineup in order to firm up their midfield. It's an interesting approach, and one that still leaves Germany with plenty of attacking firepower thanks to their talent in the final third.

France, on the other hand, are going with the lineup that got them this far, the same setup that saw them bludgeon Iceland 5-2. It's a high-powered attack with plenty of support in midfield, and one that should match up with Germany very well.

France: Hugo Lloris; Bacary Sagna, Laurent Koscielny, Samuel Umtiti, Patrice Evra; Paul Pogba, Blaise Matuidi; Dimitri Payet, Antoine Griezmann, Moussa Sissoko; Oliver Giroud

Germany: Manuel Neuer; Joshua Kimmich, Benedikt Höwedes, Jérôme Boateng, Jonas Hector; Bastian Schweinsteiger, Emre Can, Toni Kroos; Julian Draxler, Thomas Müller, Mesut Özil