Spain vs France: Nations League final prediction, kick off time, TV, live stream, team news, h2h results, odds

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Spain take on France in the Nations League final in Milan  (ES Composite)
Spain take on France in the Nations League final in Milan (ES Composite)

The Nations League final takes place tonight as Spain and France meet in an exciting heavyweight showdown.

The two nations will compete for glory in Milan in the second edition of Uefa’s competition after both coming out on top in an enthralling pair of last-four clashes.

A brace from Manchester City’s Ferran Torres saw Spain end reigning European champions Italy’s record 37-game unbeaten run at the San Siro on Wednesday night.

24 hours later, Theo Hernandez stuck a dramatic stoppage-time winner to cap an incredible second-half fightback as the reigning world champions stunned no1-ranked Belgium in Turin.

It was just the sort of boost France needed after their hugely disappointing Euro 2020 campaign and a couple of underwhelming World Cup qualifying draws, while Spain will be itching to claim more silverware to get over their first-ever semi-final loss over the summer.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Spain vs France is scheduled for a 7:45pm BST kick-off tonight - Sunday, October 10, 2021.

The match will take place at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy.

Where to watch Spain vs France

TV channel: Sunday’s final will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football, with coverage beginning at 7:30pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

You can also follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE match blog.

Spain vs France team news

Ferran Torres went off injured after his first-half brace against 10-man Italy, but expects to be fit for Sunday’s final.

However, Spain boss Luis Enrique sounded a more cautious note, saying: “I'm not sure how Ferran will be.

"He had a knock in the first half and another in the second half so we decided to take no risks."

France did not appear to sustain any new injuries in that epic clash with Belgium, with Kylian Mbappe back fit after missing last month’s 2-0 win over Finland.

Match-winner Theo Hernandez and brother Lucas also became the first siblings to line up for Les Bleus since Patrick and Herve Revelli back in 1974.

However, Everton full-back Lucas Digne has since withdrawn from the squad with a muscle problem.

“Lucas Digne felt a little muscle pain on Tuesday during training. He was taken care of by Les Bleus’ medical staff,” the French Football Federation said in a statement.

“But with his presence Sunday evening for the final of the League of Nations against Spain in Milan being impossible, the defender will leave the group on Friday.”

Spain squad

Goalkeepers: David de Gea (Man. United), Robert Sánchez (Brighton), Unai Simón (Athletic)

Defenders: Marcos Alonso (Chelsea), César Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Eric García (Barcelona), Aymeric Laporte (Man. City), Iñigo Martínez (Athletic), Pedro Porro (Sporting CP), Sergio Reguilón (Tottenham), Pau Torres (Villarreal)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Pablo Fornals (West Ham), Gavi (Barcelona), Bryan Gil (Tottenham), Koke (Atlético), Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad), Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad), Rodri (Manchester City), Sergi Roberto (Barcelona) 

Forwards: Yeremi Pino (Villarreal), Pablo Sarabia (Sporting CP), Ferran Torres (Man. City)

France squad

Goalkeepers: Benoît Costil (Bordeaux), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Mike Maignan (AC Milan)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton), Léo Dubois (Lyon), Lucas Hernández (Bayern), Theo Hernández (AC Milan), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris), Jules Koundé (Sevilla), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern), Raphaël Varane (Man. United)

Midfielders: Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille), Paul Pogba (Man. United), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurélien Tchouaméni (Monaco), Jordan Veretout (Roma)

Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Moussa Diaby (Leverkusen), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Anthony Martial (Man. United), Kylian Mbappé (Paris)

Predicted lineups

Spain predicted XI: Unai Simon; Azpilicueta, P. Torres, Laporte, Alonson; Busquets, Koke, Gavi; Pino, Oyarzabal, F. Torres.

France predicted XI: Lloris; Kounde, Varane, L. Hernandez; T. Hernandez, Pogba, Tchouaméni, Pavard; Griezmann; Mbappe, Benzema.

Spain vs France prediction

Spain 1-2 France.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Sunday’s final marks the first meeting between these two teams for four years, with Spain beating France 2-0 in a friendly back in March 2017 courtesy of goals from David Silva and Gerard Deulofeu.

Spain wins: 16

France wins: 12

Draws: 7

Betting odds and tips

  • Spain to lift the trophy: Evens

  • France to lift the trophy: 31/20

Odds via Betfair (subject to change). Click here to find out more.

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