Posted June 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
The team Laurent Blanc picks for Tuesday's final warm-up game against Estonia is expected to closely resemble France's starting lineup for the European Championship match against England next week. It is very much decision time for the France coach. Having increased competition for places with some success, Blanc may now have to disappoint a couple of players. Left back Patrice Evra, center half Philippe Mexes, and to a lesser degree Samir Nasri, find their places under threat after some unconvincing performances against Iceland and Serbia in recent warm-ups. Evra is under serious pressure from the rapidly improving Gael Clichy, while Laurent Koscielny's assured showing in the 2-0 win over Serbia last Thursday puts him firmly in the frame to take Mexes' spot.
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