Through the first two full rounds of group stage play at the 2016 European Championships, no Juventus player has seen his respective country suffered a loss. We've seen a lot of Juventus players take to the field, and most of the time they've been victorious while doing so.
Sunday brings us a new element to Juventus' representation at Euro 2016.
It's Juventus vs. Juventus. Better yet, Juventus on Juventus crime.
So, play nice, kids.
Switzerland vs. France means it's also Stephan Lichtsteiner vs. Patrice Evra on the same stretch of field. Depending on how you look at it, the right wing Lichtsteiner occupies and the left wing Evra occupies will be one of the same. It's going to be a Juventus training match, but with the stakes much, much higher than that. Juventus teammates will soon be opponents — something we will see happen for the first time at this tournament.
Throw in the fact that we get to see whether Didier Deschamps puts Paul Pogba back in France's starting lineup and you've got some things to pay attention to when the final games in Group A get underway simultaneously.
No offense to Albania and Romania, but France-Switzerland will be where a lot more of the eyeballs will be directed come this evening. That's just natural considering who's facing one another. And for us who root for Juventus, we will get to see Lichtsteiner, Pogba and Evra on the field together again.
The only thing is that they'll be playing against one another, not in bianconero. That will be a little odd to see. Hopefully Lichtsteiner doesn't do too much yelling at his club teammates. Then again, it's Lichtsteiner, so you never really know when it comes to yelling at people, right?
Switzerland vs. France
Location: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse, France
Kick-off time: 15:00 CET, 9:00 AM Eastern, 6:00 AM Pacific
Available TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes (United States); RDS, TSN4 (Canada); BBC One UK (United Kingdom)
Available online streaming: ESPN3 (United States)
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