France vs Wales preview: How to watch, kick-off time, predicted lineups, team news, form guide, pre-match comments and ones to watch
Above: Gareth Bale shows off his skills in a recent Wales training session ahead of the Euros (Source- Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Rob Page's Welsh national team will travel to Nice to face the current World Cup holders France in one of the few remaining friendlies before the Euros get underway.

Didier Deschamps' French squad have never lost to Wales in their one previous encounter, but will be looking to rectify the situation surrounding their Under-21's side, who shockingly were knocked out of the Euro Under-21's competition a few days ago by the Netherlands, thanks to a second half brace from Myron Boadu.

Wales will be preparing for the tough group they entertain for the Euros, which consists of ItalySwitzerland and Turkey, so a challenge against the world champions could be ideal ahead of the Euros.

Meanwhile, the French are in what's to be considered the group of death, facing Germany, Portugal and Hungary.

  • Team news

France announced their squad ahead of the Euros back in mid-May, with no real surprises other than Karim Benzema, who had been out of the squad for six years prior to his recent call-up.

N'golo KanteKurt Zouma and Olivier Giroud are also involved in the squad fresh from their recent Champions League triumph at the expense of Manchester City.

Page also recently announced his squad, with the surprise inclusion being Cardiff City's 19-year old debutant Rubin Colwill, who has the chance to pick up his first cap tonight.

It is likely that Ben Davies won't start after his injury problems this season, with the Euros in mind for Page.

  • Predicted lineups

France: Lloris; Pavard, Varane, Kimpembe, Hernandez, Coman, Pogba, Tolisso, Lemar, Mbappe, Griezmann

Wales: Hennessey; Roberts, Rodon, Mepham, Cabango, Williams, Morrell, Ramsey, Brooks, Moore, Bale

  • Ones to watch

Kylian Mbappe

Dubbed as one of the brightest young talents of his generation and tearing up Ligue 1 under Mauricio Pochettino, Kylian Mbappe is going to be key to France's Euro hopes.

The 22-year old forward managed 27 goals and seven assists in 31 matches this season, terrorising French defenders alongside Neymar and pronouncing himself as a potential Ballon D'or winner, but any success internationally will massively help the youngster. Mbappe also finished as the top scorer in Ligue 1, and will be looking to carry his outstanding form into the Euros.

Gareth Bale

With his loan spell at Tottenham Hotspur coming to an end, Gareth Bale will look to impress through the Euros with the hope of finding a new employer, as Real Madrid reportedly want rid of the Welshman.

But with 11 goals and two assists in 20 games for Spurs, Bale would be a key asset to most clubs, and he'll be determined to take Wales as far as he can in the Euros, just like he did back in 2016 when the national team reached the semi-finals. 

  • Previous meeting

These two international sides have only met once in the past, in which France triumphed with a solid 2-0 victory over the Welsh. Goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud was enough to seal success in the friendly.

  • How to watch

The international friendly will be available via a number of various outlets, such as S4C Digital, Sky Sports Football, S4C, Sky Go Extra or Sky Sports Main Event. More information is available through their social media channels.

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