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GERMANY vs FRANCE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2016 (SEMI-FINALS)

GERMANY vs FRANCE

GERMANY vs FRANCE HEAD-TO-HEAD

Germany vs France – They face each other for the fifth time in a major tournament, but for the first time in the European Championships.

France won the first of their four previous meetings in major tournaments – 1958 World Cup. Since then, Germany have won against them at three World Cups – 1982, 1986, 2014.

Germany & France combined have won 36% of the European Championships – 5 out of 14.

They are also the highest goal scorers in the tournament – 72 for Germany & 60 for France.

Their last meeting was marred by the Paris attacks of 2015 – France won the match 2-0.

In major tournaments, France have never kept a clean sheet against Germany.

GERMANY vs FRANCE STATS

GERMANY

Germany have made to the final four in each of their last 6 major tournaments – the longest run for a European team.

20 years without winning the Euros is their longest period without winning the championship.

They’ve been defeated only once in their last 18 matches at major tournaments – 2-1 against Italy during Euro 2012.

Mesut Ozil is the only German player to have started in all 24 of their games at major tournaments from the 2010 World Cup.

Ozil is also their top assist provider in the last four major tournaments with 8 assists.

FRANCE

Since finishing runners-up at the 2006 World Cup, France have never qualified for the semi-finals of a major tournament.

The last three times they made the semi-finals at a major tournament, they progressed to the finals.

Their last 17 major tournament games on home soil have seen them win 15 & draw 2.

They are the highest scorers at Euro 2016 with 11 goals.

Their 5 headed goals at EURO 2016 is a record for any team at the European Championships.

Olivier Giroud’s first goal for France was against Germany in 2012. He has scored in both his meetings against France.

Giroud has also scored past Manuel Neuer on the three occasions he has faced him – 1 for France & 2 for Arsenal.

Giroud has 4 goals & 3 assists for France in six starts at major tournaments.

Antoine Griezmann’s four goals for France in EURO 2016 is the most by a French player at a major tournament since Michel Platini’s nine goals in EURO 1984.

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