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Spain vs. France live score, updates: Euro 2024 semifinal result with Mbappe set to play through pain

Spain and France boast five European titles between them and have charted contrasting paths to semifinals of Euro 2024.

Luis de la Fuente’s Spain have been the consensus most impressive team in Germany, even if they rode their luck before dispatching the hosts via Mikel Merino’s unforgettable last-gasp winner in the quarterfinals.

La Roja didn’t concede in the group stage, dominating Italy and scoring three times against Croatia. They hit four to end Georgia’s enterprising run and wingers Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams have thrilled fans around the world.

Despite boasting a similar standard of attacking talent, France boss Didier Deschamps has followed a more pragmatic path. Les Blues have only conceded once, but Kylian Mbappe’s penalty in the 1-1 group-stage draw with Poland makes him the only Frenchman to have scored at the tournament.

Wins by a 1-0 margin over Austria and Belgium came courtesy of own goals, while Les Bleus needed penalties to see off their 2016 final conquerors Portugal in the previous round.

Mbappe, who is playing in a protective mask due to a broken nose, had to be substituted before the end of that match and his fitness remains a concern.

The Sporting News is following Spain vs. France live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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Spain vs. France live score

  2nd Half Goal scorers
Spain 2 Lamine Yamal 21′, Olmo 25′
France 1 Muani 9′

Venue: Allianz Arena

Referee: Slavko Vincic (Slovenia)

Starting lineups:

Spain (4-3-3): Simon (GK) — Jesus Navas, Nacho, Laporte, Cucurella — Dani Olmo, Rodri, Fabian Ruiz — Lamine Yamal, Morata, Nico Williams.

France (4-3-1-2): Maignan (GK) — Kounde, Upamecano, Saliba, Theo Hernandez — Kante, Tchouameni, Rabiot — Dembele, Kolo Muani, Mbappe.

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Spain vs. France live updates, highlights from Euro 2024

57 mins: A change for Spain as Navas appears to have an injury and is replaced by Dani Vivian. Nacho moves over to right-back to deal with Mbappe. 

49 mins: Well that was close! Maignan comes racing out to win the ball and he does but it may have come at a cost as he’s clutching his hamstring. 

46 mins: No half-time subs made and we’re back underway…

HT: That’s it for the first half and that may be the best 45 minutes of play at the tournament so far! Bring on the second half…

45 mins: There’s been two minutes of added time for the first half. 

40 mins: France have a free-kick but it’s blocked by the wall and Spain clear. They go up the other end and earn themselves a corner but it’s a poor one. 

36 mins: Hernandez is the latest to bring down Lamine Yamal and the Spanish players weren’t too happy about it. 

30 mins: Confidence is flowing through Spain’s attack now as this time it’s Nico Williams who dribbles into the box before laying it off to Morata but he gets the ball stuck under his feet. 

25 mins: GOALLLLL! Spain lead! Olmo takes a sublime touch past Tchouameni and rockets it goalwards and Kounde knocks it into his own goal. It may have been going in either way.

21 mins: GOALLLL! WOW WOW WOW! Lamine Yamal with a beauty! It’s an incredible strike from the 16-year-old who curls it in off the post from distance. 

17 mins: Mbappe again is picked out down the left and cuts inside but his effort is well blocked before it could trouble Simon. 

12 mins: A reminder that France have now finally scored from open play at this tournament!

9 mins: GOALLLLL! France lead! It’s Mbappe who lifts the cross in from the left and picks out Muani who has a free header into the back of the net.

7 mins: Mbappe is picked out in behind but Navas recovers brilliantly and clears the danger. You get the feeling he’s going to be busy this evening, the Spaniard. 

3 mins: Mask off. Mbappe ditches the protection for the first time since he suffered the injury. 

1 min: The first semifinal of Euro 2024 is underway!

5 mins before kickoff: The players are out on the pitch and France are the first to sing their national anthem. Spain have just completed theirs and kickoff is next…

15 mins before kickoff: As France still wait for their first goal from open play, Deschamps has no concerns: “If you’re getting bored, watch another game. You don’t have to watch, that is fine. We have the capability to share emotions, make lots of French men and women happy with our results which we’ve pulled out of the bag.”

30 mins before kickoff: Jesus Navas becomes the oldest-ever outfield player to appear in a semifinal at a major international tournament. His task tonight? Kylian Mbappe.

45 mins before kickoff: The biggest surprise has to be Griezmann’s exclusion from the starting lineup as it’s the first time since the 2014 World Cup he has not started a knockout game for France. Sure, he may not have had the impact he’d have hoped for but it’s a big call to leave a guy with 134 caps on the bench. 

1 hour before kickoff: Team news is in! Spain make three changes: Navas and Nacho replace the suspended Carvajal and Le Normand, and Olmo takes Pedri’s place as he’s out injured. Olmo’s form has been promising, but Navas, nearly 39, faces a tough test against Kylian Mbappe. 

France make changes up top once again as Antoine Griezmann is the latest to miss out and is replaced by Randal Kolo Muani.

Spain (4-3-3): Simon (GK) — Jesus Navas, Nacho, Laporte, Cucurella — Dani Olmo, Rodri, Fabian Ruiz — Lamine Yamal, Morata, Nico Williams.

France (4-3-1-2): Maignan (GK) — Kounde, Upamecano, Saliba, Theo Hernandez — Kante, Tchouameni, Rabiot — Dembele, Kolo Muani, Mbappe.

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2 hours before kickoff: Some more insight into tonight’s fixture. Spain are the only team who have won all five matches at Euro 2024 and no team in European Championship history has won six matches in a single tournament. Additionally, no team has ever won six Euro games in a row. 

2 hours 30 mins before kickoff: Lamine Yamal is the danger man to watch for this evening as he has created 14 chances for Spain at Euro 2024. He also has three assists, with no Spanish player ever registering more at a single European Championship. His 14 chances created is the most by a teenager at a major tournament Opta has on record (since 1966 for World Cup, 1980 for Euro).

3 hours before kickoff: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of Spain vs. France in first Euro 2024 semifinal. Will Spanish exuberance and flair of French hard-nosed tournament pragmatism prevail?

Spain vs. France kickoff time

This Euro 2024 semifinal kicks off from the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, July 9 at 9 p.m. local time in Munich.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories around the globe:

  Date Kickoff time
USA/Canada Tue, Jul. 9 3 p.m. ET
USA/Canada Tue, Jul. 9 12 p.m. PT
UK Tue, Jul. 9 8 p.m. BST
Australia Wed, Jul. 10 5 a.m. AEST
India Wed, Jul. 10 12:30 a.m. IST

Spain vs. France lineups, team news, starting 11

After overturning a 1-0 deficit to defeat resilient Georgia in the Round of 16, Group B winners Spain fielded an unchanged side to take on Germany, with Nacho Fernandez and Ayoze Perez both fit for the bench after returning from respective knocks. But head coach Luis de La Fuente finds his options more limited for this semifinal.

Pedri is expected to miss the remainder of the tournament after hobbling off in Stuttgart after being on the receiving end of a strong tackle from Toni Kroos. RB Leipzig’s Dani Olmo stepped in for the Barcelona playmaker and does so again following his crucial goal and assist against the Germans.

However, Spain also face challenges at the back, with two starting defenders, Dani Carvajal and Robin Le Normand, out due to suspension.

Le Normand, banned for yellow-card accumulation after being booked in the first half against Germany, was substituted for Nacho in that game, who starts next to Aymeric Laporte. 38-year-old Jesus Navas has been handed a start at right-back in place of the suspended Carvajal, who was sent off in the dying moments against Germany. 

It was thought that Alvaro Morata would be suspended after apparently being booked while celebrating Merino’s winner against Germany, but UEFA later confirmed the Spain captain was not shown a yellow card, so he is free to play in the semifinal and starts with Nico Williams and Lamine Yamal.

Spain starting lineup (4-3-3): Simon (GK) — Jesus Navas, Nacho, Laporte, Cucurella — Dani Olmo, Rodri, Fabian Ruiz — Lamine Yamal, Morata, Nico Williams.

Injured: Pedri (knee).

Suspended: Carvajal, Le Normand. 

Deschamps has a strong defensive unit that doesn’t need any tinkering, but France’s problem has been at the other end of the pitch in this tournament.

While Kylian Mbappe might have come off late against Portugal last weekend after suffering from fatigue following his short spell out with a broken nose, Real Madrid’s new superstar will spearhead Les Bleus’ attack in Munich and look to notch a second goal at the European Championship.

The other attackers have all shown flashes of brilliance during games but they have lacked that clinical edge at clutch moments. Ousmane Dembele starts after a great performance off the bench against Portugal.

After serving his suspension, Adrien Rabiot comes back into the engine room alongside Aurelien Tchouameni, with Eduardo Camavinga sat on the bench. Forming what has been a rock-solid partnership at the back, Arsenal defensive sensation William Saliba will partner Bayern Munich’s Dayot Upamecano.

France starting lineup (4-3-1-2): Maignan (GK) — Kounde, Upamecano, Saliba, Theo Hernandez — Kante, Tchouameni, Rabiot — Dembele, Kolo Muani, Mbappe.

Injured: None.

Suspended: None.

Spain vs. France live stream, TV channel

  TV channel Streaming
USA FOX Fubo, Fox Sports app/website, ViX
Canada TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5, TVA Sports TVA+
UK BBC One BBC iPlayer/website
Australia  — Optus Sport
India Sony Ten 2, 3, 2HD, 3HD JioTV, Sony LIV


USA: Spain vs. France will be televised in the United States on FOX. This is available to stream on Fubo with the latter offering a FREE seven-day trial. ViX is also an option for Spanish viewers.

Radio coverage of the match can be followed on SiriusXM FC.

UK: Tuesday’s match will be shown in the UK on BBC One and fans can stream on BBC iPlayer/website.

Canada: TSN are the main English-language broadcasters for Euro 2024 while TVA provides French options.

Australia: Australia’s sole broadcaster for the European Championship is Optus Sport. 

India: Euro 2024 matches are available to watch on JioTV and Sony LIV. Spain vs. France can also be viewed on Sony Ten Network on TV.

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