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Mats Hummels explains the one key area where France are ahead of Germany

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Germany will have the extremely difficult task of trying to win back-to-back World Cups when they travel to Russia for the 2018 tournament next summer.

As you'd expect, the world champions are among the favourites to triumph in Russia, but another country which have a real chance of glory is France.

The Germans knocked France out of the 2014 World Cup, however Les Bleus gained a measure of revenge by beating their rivals 2-0 en route to the Euro 2016 final.

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It was Mats Hummels' header which eliminated France in Brazil three years ago, and he's been comparing the two current sides ahead of Tuesday's friendly match.

The German national team is full of top-class talent, but there's one key feature about France at the moment which even Hummels admits is incredible.

What Hummels finds incredible about France squad

Ahead of the visit of France, Hummels has praised Didier Deschamps' squad, claiming that he's never seen anything like the depth they currently have at their disposal.

"They have an incredible breadth of young players, the 28-year-old told Bild am Sonntag, via Goal. "I've never seen anything like that at the level."

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The Bayern Munich defender, who captained his country against England at Wembley, continued: "We (Germany) have that too.

"But in terms of standing, the young players, they (France) are one step further. A sensational team and a top favourite for the tournament.

"Even if two people fail, they have people to pick from at every position, which is really fascinating."

Is Hummels right?

It's very hard not to agree with Hummels' assessment of the France team, in terms of the depth, quality and youthfulness of the players they have.

It's scary to think that Adrien Rabiot, Thomas Lemar, Ousmane Dembele, Anthony Martial, Kingsley Coman and Kylian Mbappe are all aged 22 or younger, not to mention Paul Pogba, captain Hugo Lloris and star man Antoine Griezmann.

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That said, Joachim Low's men are an outstanding prospect, especially seeing as they won the Confederations Cup this summer without several key and senior players.

Hummels, along with Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Toni Kroos, Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and more, sat back as as the likes of Leon Goretzka and Timo Werner starred for Germany.

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On a personal note, Hummels has been outstanding for Bayern this season as they recovered from Carlo Ancelotti's sacking to take their almost inevitable place at the top of the Bundesliga.

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