Joachim Löw has explained the reasoning behind Germany's line-up against France.
"I've opted for a three-man backline because we have to be defensively sound. At the same time, we need good people down the flanks to attack," Löw told ZDF ahead of kickoff.
"That's why I decided to let 'Jo' Kimmich play on the right-hand side. Attacking down the wings gives us more options than through the middle."
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