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Details: June 11, Donbass Arena, Donetsk, Ukraine
This is the big one, and thankfully we won't have to wait long to watch it.
With superstar forward Wayne Rooney suspended for the first two group games, England will be determined to avoid defeat in their opener.
The problem is, France have plenty of firepower—and England's defense is an issue.
English defender Gary Cahill suffered a broken jaw in the Three Lions' win over Belgium on Saturday, and now John Terry will likely partner Phil Jagielka or Joleon Lescott in the middle of defense. No matter which combination manager Roy Hodgson chooses, it will be a mostly unproven one.
France, meanwhile, have a roster oozing talented attackers. Karim Benzema, Franck Ribery, Hatem Ben Arfa, Samir Nasri and Olivier Giroud are only a few of the names that could give English defenders nightmares in the run-up to the match.
France's tense 3-2 comeback win over Iceland showed that Laurent Blanc's team has defensive issues of its own, but I think Blanc—himself a former defender—will have those sorted in time for England.
It's most likely that Hodgson and England will assume a defensive posture against France, hoping to soak up pressure and counter-attack if possible. Again, the primary aim is to avoid defeat.
But with the defense unsettled, I think the strategy will backfire. The England camp is full of distractions, and I think France will take advantage.
In fact, it could get ugly for England early.
Mike's pick: A poor start for England, complete with the requisite public panic. France 3-1 England