New Delhi: Germany midfielder Toni Kroos said the pressure is also on hosts France when they meet in a mouthwatering Euro 2016 semi-final clash on Thursday that will set up a July 10 final with Portugal.
Kroos was an integral part of the Germany team that ousted France from the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup as Die Mannschaft romped to glory at the Maracana in Rio De Janeiro.
And he believes the pressure of France playing as tournament hosts could go against Didier Deschamps` men as they bid to end a 58-year hoodoo against the Germans in major finals.
Here is everything you need to know about the second semi-final:
Possible starting XIs
France XI: Hugo Lloris; Bacary Sagna, Adil Rami, Laurent Koscielny, Patrice Evra; Paul Pogba, N'Gole Kante, Blaise Matuidi; Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Dimitri Payet.
Germany XI: Manuel Neuer; Joshua Kimmich, Jerome Boateng, Benedikt Howedes, Jonas Hector; Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos; Mario Gotze, Mesut Ozil, Julian Draxler; Thomas Muller
Time: 12:30 AM
Date: Friday, July 8
Venue: Stade Velodrome
TV listing: Sony Six, SONY ESPN
Live streaming: Sony LIV, Sony ESPN website, Sony LIV, SONY ESPN apps.
(All times are in India Standard Time)
(With Agency inputs)
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