Next up for Germany is Peru in an global friendly that falls outside of the newly established Nations League tournament, which should provide manager Joachim Low with the flawless opportunity to blood some of the young talent within his squad.
Those four champions will then be given the four places available for Euro 2020, a tournament that will consist of 24 teams.
Les Bleus return to action for the first time since lifting the World Cup trophy in Russian Federation when they take on Joachim Loew's embattled Germany at a sold-out Allianz Arena in Munich.
Timo Werner had the first crack at goal for Germany in the 17th minute with a strike fromthe edge of the box but France goalkeeper Alphonse Areola got under the shot at the near post. The only player who was not called up by Deschamps was keeper Hugo Lloris, who is dealing with an injury.
The new ball is designed by worldwide sportswear makers Adidas and draws a comparison with the Telstar 2018 which was used for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.
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Moving on to the squad of Les Blues. Loew has entrusted these players and refrained from making changes left and right.
They arrived at the World Cup as many people's favourites but, after sacking coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament and putting Fernando Hierro in temporary charge, their challenge spluttered before fizzling out in the last 16. Thursday's game against France will be a chance for Manchester City's Leroy Sane to prove to Low what a mistake it was, leaving him at home for the World Cup. But with the galaxy of stars on display from Germany on the pitch, it might go down to the wire.
Friendlies will not disappear completely - there are some free dates since half of the groups have three teams - but they will be drastically reduced. Each of the four Nations League groups A-D will be guaranteed a qualifying spot.
Paul Pogba of France, Presnel Kimpembe controls the ball during training before the International Friendly football match between Germany and France at Allianz Arena.
Ultimately neither side could break the deadlock, though, as the Germany were held to a stalemate by the team that took their world title off them this summer, getting the top flight of the UEFA Nations League off to a low-key start.
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