UEFA Euro 2020

France predicted lineup vs Switzerland - Euro 2020

Harry Symeou
Didier Deschamps' side progressed without moving out of third gear
Didier Deschamps' side progressed without moving out of third gear / Franck Fife - Pool/Getty Images
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France topped the 'Group of Death' ahead of Portugal and Germany, setting up a knockout tie against their neighbours Switzerland in Bucharest at Euro 2020.

The two sides meet on Monday in the Romanian capital and Didier Deschamps has some decisions to make on his starting XI after a disappointing draw with Hungary and a functional but uninspiring display against the holders.

The world champions are yet to reach their peak at the tournament but even still, they qualified for the last 16 with relative ease. However, if they're to go on and win Euro 2020 they'll need to up their game in order to overcome the hurdles that will await them in the knockout stages.

Here's the side Deschamps could pick for next week's meeting with the Swiss.

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Danilo, Hugo Lloris
Lloris conceded a calamitous penalty against Portugal / Tibor Illyes - Pool/Getty Images

Hugo Lloris (GK) - Conceded a penalty against Portugal when he came flying out of his goal and punched an opposition player. Despite that, he's the number one and part of Deschamps' leadership group.

Benjamin Pavard (RB) - Should come back into the side after Jules Kounde had a nightmare when asked to slot in at right back during the draw with the competition holders.

Raphael Varane (CB) - Performed way below the level we know he is capable of in the last fixture, but form is temporary and class is permanent.

Presnel Kimpembe (CB) - Looked comfortable in the Portugal draw despite his partner's shaky performances. Uses the ball well and deserves to keep his place.

Leo Dubois (LB) - Lucas Hernandez and Lucas Digne are both out of contention for Monday's game, giving Deschamps a major selection headache. Lyon's Dubois hasn't played a minute at the tournament but could be thrust into the spotlight at left back.

2. Midfielders

Paul Pogba
Pogba has been in excellent form at Euro 2020 so far / Franck Fife - Pool/Getty Images

Paul Pogba (CM) - Looks like a much better player when representing his country. Capable of defence-splitting passes and a dominating presence in midfield.

N'Golo Kante (CM) - The midfield engine room, you could argue Kante is France's most important player. Undoubtedly one of the first names on the team sheet.

Adrien Rabiot (CM)
- Has had a decent tournament so far. He and Kante provide an excellent foundation from which Pogba can pull strings further up the field.

3. Forwards

Karim Benzema
Benzema scored a brace against Portugal in France's final group fixture / Alex Pantling/Getty Images

Antoine Griezmann (CF) - Has opened people's eyes to another side of his game at this tournament. A tireless worker with plenty of quality.

Kylian Mbappe (ST) - We're yet to see the best of Mbappe this summer but he's still incredibly effective. It's only a matter of time before he explodes into action.

Karim Benzema (ST) - It's great to see Benzema playing for the national team again and having scored twice against Portugal he's a man in form.

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