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France and Colombia meet at Stade de France, in what will be the first friendly match of the year for the two teams. There is no recent record of direct confrontations between these two teams, who have not played any matches in the last 3 years. The last time they met was on 06-03-2008, in a match that ended with the final score: France (1-0) Colombia. Colombia presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team plays its first friendly of the year, after having played 5 in the last year, with the following markers: Germany (2-2) France, France (2-0) Wales, France (3-2) England , France (5-0) Paraguay and France (0-2) Spain. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 12 conceded; against 12 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss at their stadium, with 36 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last match they played, for the Friendlies, they tied with Germany out by (2-2). In the last 10 home matches France has 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 15 of the last 17 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 12 of the last 17 there were Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he got the comeback in 3 of the 4 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
The French team comes to this match with a draw against Germany, world champion in 2014, 2-2, however, added the seventh game without losing in several competitions: Lacazette was the big star of the match, by scoring two goals. In this game against Colombia, coach Didier Deschamps must use a starting lineup very similar to the last match, aligned at 4-3-3, with Antoine Griezmann, Giroud and Mbappé being the most advanced players on the team. To remember that the French have presented quality in both sectors, having scored on average 2 goals and suffered 0.9 goals per game, this in the last 10 games. For this friendly the coach can not count on Tolisso and Koscielny, both injured.
The visiting team plays their first friendly match of the year, after having played 5 in the last year, with the following markers: RP China (0-4) Colombia, Republic of Korea (2-1) Colombia, Cameroon (0-4) Colombia, Spain (2-2) Colombia and Brazil (1-0) Colombia. This is a team that, oddly enough, was better outside than at home, as in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a win away with PR China by (0-4). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Colombia won 4, drew 3 and lost 3. Their attack has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and never got the comeback.
The Colombia leaves for this party with a triumph in the land of China, by 0-4, returning to the triumphs after five consecutive games in tasting the taste of victory. The last triumph of the Colombian team was against Cameroon, by 0-4. In this game against France coach José Néstor Pékerman must keep the team in 4-4-2, benefiting the low block and the passes in depth towards Falcao: this player is the great highlight of the Colombians, being the owner of great quality the time to finish. Like his opponent, England exhibits competition in defensive and offensive lines: scored on average 1.7 goals and suffered 0.8 goals per game. Everything indicates that there are no important absences for this friendly.
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