Germany and France will face off for a place in the Women’s Euros 2022 final at Wembley. Germany have plenty of experience of the business end of the tournament although France are riding high on confidence after reaching the semi-finals for the first time in their history.
The winner of Germany vs France will face England in the final, after the Lionesses beat Sweden 4-0.
When is it?
The match between Germany and France, the second of the two semi-finals, takes place on Wednesday.
What time is kick-off?
The match kicks off at 8pm UK time.
What TV channel is it on?
Germany vs France will be broadcast on BBC One.
Where is it?
The match will take place at Stadium MK, home to Milton Keynes Dons.
How have the two teams fared so far?
Germany remain the only team yet to concede at these finals, beating Denmark, Spain and Finland in the group stages although they were then given a tough examination by Austria in the quarter-finals before coming through 2-0.
France started on fire, beating Italy 5-1 and then Belgium 2-1 before then drawing with Iceland. They dominated their quarter-final against the Netherlands but needed an extra-time penalty from Eve Perisset to progress.
Corinne Diacre said France were “here to build history” after they got past holders the Netherlands to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s Euros for the first time.
Les Bleues secured a 1-0 victory over the Dutch in Rotherham thanks to Eve Perisset’s penalty in the first half of extra time.
They advance to a meeting with eight-time winners Germany in Milton Keynes on Wednesday, a first appearance in the last four of the competition after making quarter-final exits at each of the last three editions.
Boss Diacre, who took charge shortly after Euro 2017, said when asked about the past record: “That’s not our history. We’re here to build history. The players here and the staff, we want to make history for ourselves, and there is still a bit of a way to go.”
She added: “We’ve reached a new level this evening, but that’s not the end for us. We really want to reach the final. When we set out our ambitions we were looking ahead to July 31.”
Germany are eight-time winners of the competition, with their last success coming in 2013. France are in chartered territory having reached the semi-finals for the first time in their history.
What are the latest odds for the match?
- Germany to win 6/4
- France to win 9/5
- Draw 21/10