France 1-2 Germany

Mixed signals for France and Germany

February 7, 2013
By Andy Brassell, Stade De France
Twelve months can be a long time in international football after all. The last time these sides met, just under a year ago in Bremen, France looked on the cusp of something very good. Their 2-1 win wasn't fully reflective of the style with which they swept past Germany - albeit a home side with a few notable absentees, including Bastian Schweinsteiger.

In that promising friendly, Yann M'Vila - now banished from the international picture until March next year for off-field misdemeanours ...

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