The France team will prepare for the Euro (June 11 – July 11) with two matches against Wales, in Nice on June 2, and Bulgaria, in Saint-Denis six days later, announced the French Federation of football (FFF) Thursday.
Two preparation matches are on the program, before the Euro, of the world champions, who will play a home match away from the Stade de France for the first time in two years. The Allianz Riviera in Nice was chosen to host this first preparatory meeting against Wales, semi-finalist of Euro 2016, on June 2. The men of Didier Deschamps will then return to their garden in Saint-Denis to face Bulgaria, 71st nation in the Fifa rankings, on June 8.
The list of the Blues announced on May 18
Then the Blues will switch to European competition, postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with a first match on June 15 in Munich against Germany, before facing Hungary and Portugal in Budapest, the June 19 and 23 during the group stage.
The list of players selected to play the Euro should be announced on May 18 by Didier Deschamps according to L’Equipe. A list that could count more than the 23 names currently expected. Several coaches have asked UEFA to increase this list to 25 or even 26 players due to the accumulation of matches this season and the risk of absences for matches in the event of positive tests for the coronavirus.