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France vs. Netherlands: Time, Live Stream, TV Schedule and Odds

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist ISeptember 9, 2018

TOPSHOT - France's midfielder Kylian Mbappe (L) and France's midfielder Paul Pogba talk during the national anthem before the UEFA Nations League football match Germany against France on September 6, 2018 at the Allianz Arena in Munich, southern Germany. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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World champions France continue their 2018-19 UEFA Nations League campaign at the Stade de France with a visit from the Netherlands on Sunday.

Les Bleus faced Germany on Thursday in their first Nations League game, which ended 0-0. Netherlands were also in action, beating Peru 2-1 in a friendly.

That game was Wesley Sneijder's last for his country. The midfielder has retired from international football after making 134 appearances for the Oranje.

           

Date: Sunday, September 9

Time: 7:45 p.m. (BST), 2:45 p.m. (ET)

Odds: France win 4-9, Netherlands win 6-1, Draw 10-3

Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), ESPN Player (U.S)

TV Info: Sky Sports Football (UK), ESPN+ (U.S.)

Odds according to Oddschecker.

          

France return to competitive action at home for the first time since winning the 2018 FIFA World Cup in July.

Manager Didier Deschamps has named a largely unchanged squad but will have to make do without the injured Hugo Lloris. The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper misses out with a thigh injury, per Sky Sports.

Paris Saint-Germain stopper Alphonse Areola replaced Lloris against Germany and impressed on his international debut. Goal's Robin Bairner shared his view of the 25-year-old's performance:

Robin Bairner @RBairner

Rusty performance from #France in drawing 0-0 with Germany. Some nice cameos from Mbappe but Areola the real star - a couple of *stunning* saves. Lloris will find it hard to get his place back now...

Areola should keep his place against the Netherlands, who have lost just once since Ronald Koeman was appointed manager in February.

Koeman has been charged with rejuvenating a side that has slumped dramatically since coming third at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Netherlands failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia. It was the second major tournament in a row they missed out on, having also failed to make it to the 2016 UEFA European Championship.

While the Oranje have said goodbye to Sneijder, they boast some promising youngsters who offer hope for the future.

Lyon forward Memphis Depay scored twice against Peru and has a strong record at international level, as OptaJohan highlighted:

OptaJohan @OptaJohan

19 - Since his first goal for the Dutch team in June 2014, Memphis Depay (11 goals, 8 assists) has been involved in 19 goals, more than any other Dutch player over that period. Star.

His first goal was assisted by Ajax youngster Frenkie de Jong. The 21-year-old impressed after coming off the bench to make his Netherlands debut.

OptaJohan @OptaJohan

100% - Frenkie de Jong completed all of his 21 passes in the opposition half v Peru. Impact.

France looked a little rusty against Germany but will be expected to put on a show and win in front of their home fans. The Netherlands are on the up but still look to have some way to go to reach France's level.

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