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How France could line up against Hungary

How France could line up against Hungary
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Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how France could line up for their Euro 2020 clash with Hungary on Saturday.

France will need to make a careful assessment of right-back Benjamin Pavard before they travel to Budapest to take on Hungary for Saturday's Euro 2020 Group F clash.

The Bayern Munich man was knocked unconscious for several seconds against Germany after colliding with Robin Gosens, but in a highly controversial move, he still completed the full 90 minutes and is reported to be training normally.

Leo Dubois is ready to fill in if necessary, although he did not make Didier Deschamps's squad for the 1-0 win over Die Mannschaft, while Lucas Hernandez is good to go on the opposite flank after providing the assist for Mats Hummels's own goal on Tuesday.

Paul Pogba garnered praise for his performance in the engine room - despite being the victim of an apparent bite from Antonio Rudiger - while Adrien Rabiot should once again get the nod over Corentin Tolisso to partner the Manchester United man and N'Golo Kante.

Bayern Munich attacker Kingsley Coman was allowed to leave the camp temporarily for the birth of his child, and while he should be available for this encounter, he is unlikely to start.

An identical XI to that of their win in Munich would see Antoine Griezmann once again feature a little bit deeper, as Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema form a fear-inducing strikeforce once again.

Both men had goals ruled out for offside against Germany and will be determined to right the wrongs of that evening, but Benzema, surprisingly, has never scored for Les Bleus at the Euros, despite having 28 efforts on goal in the finals.

France possible starting lineup: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez; Pogba, Kante, Rabiot; Griezmann; Mbappe, Benzema

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Saturday's key events


TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

SAILING
· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

TENNIS
· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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