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U.S. vs. France play-by-play analysis

A talented France squad hosts the U.S. at the Stade de Paris on Friday, with coach Laurent Blanc planning to field a younger, more experimental lineup.

"The idea is to give some playing time to either young or uncapped players who are unproven at the international level,'' Blanc said. "If the newcomers are to get some playing time, I think they will get it against the United States. And if they perform satisfactorily, they may play against Belgium.''

Join Avi Creditor and the SI staff at 2:30 p.m. ET on Friday for a live web chat and play-by-play analysis during the game.