Wales line up France friendly before Euro 2020 with Gareth Bale poised to square off against Kylian Mbappe


WALES are in talks to face France in a glamour pre-Euro 2020 friendly.

The Dragons kick-off their Group A campaign against Switzerland in Baku on June 12.

Wales are lining up a friendly with France ahead of this summer's Euros

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Wales are lining up a friendly with France ahead of this summer’s EurosCredit: Getty
It could mean a showdown with PSG striker and Real Madrid target Kylian Mbappe

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It could mean a showdown with PSG striker and Real Madrid target Kylian MbappeCredit: Getty

But Gareth Bale and co are set to take on the star-studded World Cup holders as part of their preparations for the finals.

It would set up an intriguing clash between the Real Madrid loanee and one of their top transfer targets in Kylian Mbappe.

Wales already have a farewell game against Albania lined up in Cardiff on June 5.

Prior to that, the Welsh FA plan to head to Portugal for a training camp at the end of May before a possible away day in France on June 2 at a venue to be confirmed.

France have superstars Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Paul Pogba in their ranks.

Wales lost 3-1 to Belgium in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday night.

They faced the French in a friendly back in November 2017 under Chris Coleman with Les Bleus running out comfortable 2-0 winners at the Stade de France.

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Following the proposed French test, Wales hope to have fans back for the visit of Albania to the Cardiff City Stadium.

SunSport revealed last month the Welsh FA have expressed an interest in the Euro send-off match being a pilot event for bringing supporters, possibly even 5,000 fans, back into grounds.

Wales will find out the extent of Joe Allen’s muscle injury on Friday following a scan.

Swansea centre-back Brandon Cooper, 21, has been called up with James Lawrence unavailable for the next two games.

The St Pauli defender, who started in Belgium, cannot travel to Cardiff and face Mexico and the Czech Republic due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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