Manchester City's Samir Nasri (right), playing on the right of Les Blues' attacking line, is by far the most cultured and imaginative French player of this generation.
The 24-year-old scored France's equaliser in its last game against England, and the side will look to him for inspiration against co-host Ukraine.
Nasri will have almost a free roving role, falling back and building up play. His constant changing of position and a penchant to shoot from a distance will keep the Ukraine defenders always on their toes.
For the co-host, unheralded FC Tavriya Simferopol midfielder Serhiy Nazarenko (left) will hold the key. Against Sweden the 32-year-old was all over the field and performed the vital role of linking up defence and attack.
Sure on tackles, the midfielder's physical presence will definitely deter Nasri from playing freely.
Nazarenko is considered to be the best set-piece practitioner in Ukraine and fans of the home nation will sure hope to see another masterclass from him.