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June 11, 2012 by Adam Gray
Group D, Donbass Arena, Donetsk,
Monday 11th June 18:00
After all the well-documented problems England have experienced with injuries going into the tournament, it is France who approach Monday’s game in Donetsk with a few selection problems whilst England have all 23 players who made it to the tournament available. Blasé Matuidi missed last Tuesday night’s rout of Estonia with a thigh injury but he was likely to be a squad player, so the ankle injury Arsenal target Yann M’Villa picked up against Serbia remains Laurent Blanc’s only real injury problem. Alliou Diarra is expected to fill in for him alongside Newcastle’s Yohann Cabaye.
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June 5, 2012 by David Bolt
On Tuesday, history will be made in European football by one of its smallest nations.
On Tuesday evening, France will play Estonia in their final warm-up for their EURO 2012 campaign. It will be the last opportunity for Laurent Blanc to try a few fringe players out, or maybe try a different formation, or to give his starting side for the EURO’s more experience of playing together, before their EURO opener against England six days later.
This game will probably mean far more to Estonia however, as once they’ve played France, they will make history by becoming the first team to have played each of the nations currently in UEFA.