Where the Team Is Today—Tactics and Strategies
Coming off a second place finish at the 2016 European Cup, which they also hosted, France is in good form.
They’ll likely go with a 4-3-3; though, they’ve used other formations in the past. Defensively, they close down opponents very well, swarming them and stifling attacks with athletic players who have good instincts.
In the attack, their dynamite lineup plays with calm fluidity, capitalizing on a structured passing system that, at times, straddles the flair of pickup soccer. Often, their play is brilliant, making them one of the most exciting teams to watch.