France v Wales LIVE commentary and team news: Gareth Bale and co face Euro 2020 warm-up against Kylian Mbappe’s World Cup winners

Wales take on world champions France tonight in a warm-up friendly ahead of this summer’s European Championship.

Wales go into the tournament with several issues on and off the field including a host of their top names are lacking fitness and Robert Page having to take caretaker charge.

Bale’s Wales take on France tonight in a warm-up friendly ahead of the European Championship
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They enjoyed a stunning Euro 2016 campaign but could find the going far tougher this year.

They begin their preparations with a trip to France to face Kylian Mbappe’s World Cup winners.

The French have a stellar squad once again and will be among the favourites for glory this summer despite their tough Group F draw alongside Germany and Portugal.

France v Wales: How to listen

This match will get under way at 8:05pm on Wednesday, June 2.

Full coverage from the Allianz Riviera in Nice will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7pm.

Dan Windle will be your host and commentary will come from Nigel Adderley and Dean Saunders.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

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Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

TV – Listen to talkSPORT through your TV on the following channels: Sky: Channel 0108 Virgin Media: Channel 927 Freeview: Channel 723 Freesat: Channel 731

Mbappe led France to World Cup glory in 2018
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France v Wales: Team news

France squad

Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mike Maignan (Milan)

Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton), Leo Dubois (Lyon), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris), Jules Kounde (Sevilla), Clement Lenglet (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)

Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Thomas Lemar (Atlético Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern)

Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern), Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona), Kylian Mbappe (Paris), Marcus Thuram (Monchengladbach)

Wales squad

Goalkeepers: Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace), Danny Ward (Leicester City), Adam Davies (Stoke City)

Defenders: Ben Davies (Tottenham), Joe Rodon (Tottenham), Chris Mepham (Bournemouth), Chris Gunter (Charlton Athletic), Rhys Norrington-Davies (Sheffield United), Neco Williams (Liverpool), Connor Roberts (Swansea City), Ben Cabango (Swansea City), Tom Lockyer (Luton Town)

Midfielders: Joe Allen (Stoke City), Joe Morrell (Luton Town), Ethan Ampadu (Chelsea), Matthew Smith (Manchester City), Jonny Williams (Cardiff City), Aaron Ramsey (Juventus), Dylan Levitt (Manchester United), Rubin Colwill (Cardiff City), David Brooks (Bournemouth), Harry Wilson (Liverpool)

Forwards: Kieffer Moore (Cardiff City), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Tyler Roberts (Leeds United), Daniel James (Manchester United)

Juventus’ Ramsey is a fitness doubt for Wales
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France v Wales: What has been said?

Wales boss Robert Page will take no risks rushing back key players after admitting that some may not fully recover in time for the start of Euro 2020.

Juventus playmaker Aaron Ramsey, Stoke midfielder Joe Allen and Tottenham defender Ben Davies are all heading into the tournament having had little or no game time since the end of March.

“We have players that are coming back from injury,” Page said.

“We can’t see into the future, we don’t know whether they are going to fully recover. So we have had to take a gamble on a couple of them anyway.

“Aaron has not played the amount of minutes that he would have liked in Italy and we have to be sympathetic.

“We can’t push him at 100 miles per hour to start with. What is important is I have all the best players in the squad ready for that first (Euro 2020) game against Switzerland.

“It’s pointless pushing him early doors and have somebody break down when you are past that point of no return and they are out for the first couple of games.”