Euro 2012: Sweden vs France Preview


The French are undefeated at Euro 2012 but they can still be knocked out if they lose and Ukraine beat England. However, that scenario would need an unlikely goal-difference swing. Sweden are out of contention after losing both games so far.

Here are the probable line ups:

SWEDEN

Isaksson - Granqvist, Mellberg, J.Olsson, M.Olsson - Larsson, Kallstrom, Svensson, Elm - Ibrahimovic, Elmander

FRANCE

Lloris - Debuchy, Koscielny, Mexes, Clichy - M'Vila, Diarra - Ribery, Nasri, Menez - Benzema

Coach Erik Hamren has no fresh fitness problems ahead of the last game for Sweden at Euro 2012. Jonas Olsson should play at the heart of the defence again with Andreas Granqvist on the right flank. Johan Elmander played in attack against England but he might be replaced by Markus Rosenberg while Ola Toivonen could come back in for Anders Svensson if Sweden will adopt a more attacking aproach. They don't have anything left to lose after all.

Yohan Cabaye has trained separately from the rest of the team during the week due to an injury so he could be replaced by Rennes midfielder Yann M'Vila, who is finally fit to play. Gael Clichy is expected to be the first choice at left back after coming in for Patrice Evra in the victory over Ukraine. Laurent Koscielny could make his debut in place of Adil Rami who had a rather unconvincing showing thus far. Karim Benzema has not scored so far at Euro 2012 and Olivier Giroud is eager to take his place while Jeremy Menez should keep his place in the starting eleven after scoring against Ukraine.

Here are the match odds from Bet365:

Sweden - 9/2

Draw - 11/4

France - 4/6

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