France vs Germany on opening night of Nations League

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The debutant's standout save came from the resulting delivery when he produced a stunning reaction stop to keep out Matthias Ginter, who must have felt as though he had done enough to open his account for Germany with a firm header from a corner.

World champions France had third-choice keeper Alphonse Areola to thank, for a 0-0 draw against Germany in their inaugural Nations League game on Thursday.

The test couldn't be tougher for Die Mannschaft, with World Cup champions, France, the visitors at Allianz Arena. This will be played off during a window of worldwide fixtures in September, October and November previously used to host global friendly matches.

"The boss", said Harry Maguire this week, "tried to explain it to us the best he could the other day". The twelve top-ranked teams are split into four groups of three.

What gives a team access, via the Nations League, are the four winners of each League (A, B, C and D). France cruised through the World Cup, defeating Croatia 4-2 to win their second World Cup. However, Low will have to reinvent himself and his team if they are going to beat France.

There will be promotion and relegation from each of the leagues. It has been made to replace the huge amount of global friendlies, and this is going to affect the Euro qualifying. So the bottom four teams from League A will be replaced by the four group winners from League B, the four last placed teams in Group B will be replaced by the group winners from League C and so on... The 55 teams will be drawn into groups as usual, but this time the qualifying stage will produce 20 teams for the 24-team competition. The seeding used for this draw will be based entirely on our ranking after our four Group B4 matches.

When Is Germany vs France, UEFA Nations League Scheduled to Take Place i.e. Date and Time? The top placed teams in league A take part in a playoff - which is the UEFA Nations League final - that will be held in June 2019. With these kits, the squad will perform in UEFA Nations League; this is the new football tournament, where the competitors are the national teams - unlike the other prestigious UEFA competitions like Champions League or Europa League.

Those 16 sides will be divided into four "paths" of four, with each pathway offering a route to the Euros.