Euro 2020, France vs Switzerland: Five key players who could decide the fate of the match – All eyes will be on France when they take on Switzerland at the National Arena in the round of 16. The French side will be battling for the European championship after their World Cup success but it won’t be an easy task against the Swiss side.
Euro 2020, France vs Switzerland: Key Player 1
Kylian Mbappe (France)
Kylian Mbappe has been in devastating form since the start of the tournament and has completed 90minutes in each of the group matches.
The 22-year-old already has a World cup medal to his name and is aiming to add another one as France is looking determined to replicate their 2018 World cup domination.
Mbappe’s pace has often caused problems for opponent defenders and his lethal combination with Karim Benzema and Antoine Griezmann could prove to be a handful for Switzerland.
Euro 2020, France vs Switzerland: Key Player 2
Paul Pogba (France)
Paul Pogba has been involved heavily in France’s Euro 2020 campaign so far. The Manchester United midfielder was seen in a much deeper role against Portugal but is likely to be deployed in the central midfield with N’Golo Kante being the holding midfielder.
Pogba’s vision to find his teammate from long range is a delight to watch and he could unlock the Switzerland defence with his precise passing.
Euro 2020, France vs Switzerland: Key Player 3
Karim Benzema France)
Karim Benzema form in front of the goal was a matter of concern but the Real Madrid forward announced his arrival in style as he netted a brace in the 2-2 draw against Portugal.
His performance means Olivier Giroud must have to wait for his chances as Benzema will lead the attack against the Swiss side.
Euro 2020, France vs Switzerland: Key Player 4
Xherdan Shaqiri (Switzerland)
Xherdan Shaqiri has already bagged three goals in his tally and would be the focus of the Swiss attacking lineup when they take the field against France.
French defence has shown some vulnerabilities in the last few matches and Shaqiri will be determined to make amends.
Euro 2020, France vs Switzerland: Key Player 5
Yann Sommer (Switzerland)
Yann Sommer will be a quite busy man as he is likely to be occupied by the France attackers. He has to be at his best to thwart any kind of chances against the mighty France side.