France vs Spain: UEFA Nations League 2021 live stream free online. World soccer powers Spain and France both come in soaring as they prepare to meet for the title in the 2020-21 UEFA Nations League final Sunday at San Siro in Milan, Italy. France pulled off a thrilling 3-2 victory on Thursday against Belgium after trailing 2-0 at the half, getting the winner in the 90th minute. Spain was the better team all day as it ended Italy’s 37-game unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday.
UEFA Nations League
France vs Spain
Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021, Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Venue: Giuseppe Meazza (Milan)
Having been eliminated from the semi-final stages of the UEFA Euro 2020 earlier this summer, Spain will be hoping to erase those memories and lift the trophy come Sunday. However, in their way will be the mighty world champions France. Didier Deschamps’ men cruised through the group stages, finishing on top of division A3 without losing a single game (W5 D1).
France vs Spain: Head-to-head encounters
The teams have played each other 35 times, the Spaniards winning 16 encounters, the French victorious in 12 games, while 7 matches ended in a draw. The goal difference is also on the side of the Red Fury, 63-37. The last time the rivals met was in 2017 when the Spanish side won in a friendly match (2-0).
Facing up against Belgium in the semi-finals, Les Bleus were pushed to the brink, but they managed to make a stunning comeback after being two goals down to beat the Red Devils 3-2 courtesy of a late Theo Hernandez winner. In a buoyant mood after that triumph, France will now be hoping to add the Nations League trophy to their cabinet.
France vs Spain History
Spain vs. France spread: France -0.5 (+130)
Spain vs. France over-under: 2.5 goals
Spain vs. France money line: Spain +200, France +150, Draw +220
SPA: Mikel Oyarzabal has six goals and an assist in eight La Liga games this year
FRA: Kylian Mbappe has 161 goals in 238 career club matches in all competitions
- Spain will hope to have Ferran Torres available after he limped off against Italy after scoring a brace on Wednesday.
- Barcelona teenager Gavi was a surprise starter in midfield against Italy but should keep his place in the team after a positive debut.
- Marcos Alonso is arguably the weak point of Spain’s defence so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he was replaced at left-back.
- France mirrored Belgium’s back three on Thursday so it’s unclear whether Didier Deschamps will stick with it here given Spain will play a 4-3-3.
- Aurelien Tchouameni looked very accomplished as a substitute for Adrien Rabiot against Belgium and will be pushing to take his starting spot on Sunday, especially as the latter has contracted COVID-19 and misses out.
- Theo Hernandez looked weak defensively at times against Belgium but scored the winning goal so should keep his place in the team here.
- A hamstring injury has seen Lucas Digne withdraw from the squad. Anthony Martial was fit to make the bench against Belgium, however.
Spain: Simon; Azpilicueta, Laporte, P. Torres, Alonso; Koke, Busquets, Gavi; Sarabia, Torres, Oyarzabal
France: Lloris; Kounde, Varane, L. Hernandez; Pavard, Pogba, Tchouameni, T. Hernandez; Griezmann; Mbappe, Benzema
Luis Enrique’s men were beaten by Sweden, their first defeat of qualifying, and could be overtaken by the Scandinavian nation who are four points behind with two games in hand. Spain did, however, bounce back to beat Georgia and Kosovo, and will be hoping to carry that momentum into the Nations League finals. Spain finished two points clear of Germany to secure their spot in the semi-finals, with three wins, two draws and one defeat.