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Spain vs France: Nations League final preview


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However, Everton full-back Lucas Digne has since withdrawn from the squad with a muscle problem.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


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