Spain-France probable lineups: Dani Olmo replaces Pedri. Deschamps finds Rabiot

Spain And France they face each other tonight at Munich Football Arena in the first semi-final of Euro 2024. If it is not an early final, it looks a lot like one. The Red Furies arrive here in the wake of the controversy over the disastrous refereeing of the English referee Taylor, in the luxury quarter with the hosts decided at the end of extra time by the winning header of Merino. Even more difficult, if possible, was the qualification of the world vice-champions, which came only on penalties: the match against Portugal confirmed the strengths and weaknesses of the BlueKick-off at 9pm, referee: Slovenian Vincic.

HOW SPAIN ARRIVES – De La Fuente suddenly finds himself without half of his starting defense, due to the heavy suspensions of Carvajal and Le Normand. The Iberian coach will also have to do without the injured Pedri who ended the European Championship early. Nacho will play alongside Laporte, with Jesus Navas on the right. Dani Olmo, MVP as a substitute against Germany, is the main candidate this time to take the place of the Barça talent from the start in a midfield completed by Rodri and Fabian Ruiz.

HOW FRANCE ARRIVES – Rotation in midfield, where Juventus’ Rabiot returns from the first minute after the expected stop in the quarterfinals. Camavinga will give way to him. Thuram’s presence is at risk, victim of muscular problems. In any case, Kolo Muani should be confirmed as central striker in tandem with captain Mbappé while the disappointing Griezmann could remain out. Deschamps is tempted by a PSG-style trident, with Dembelé or Barcola in support.