The France team ended its international week on Wednesday evening with a victory in Bosnia-Herzegovina (0-1). Before returning to qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in September, the Blues can now focus on the Euro next June.
The 2022 World Cup qualifiers in brackets. On Wednesday evening, the French team ended on a good note the start of qualifying for the next World Cup in Qatar. After a first hitch at home against Ukraine (1-1), Didier Deschamps’ players are full of points away thanks to two successes without glares but precious in Kazakhstan (2-0) and Wednesday in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1-0). First in their group, the Blues will only continue these qualifications at the start of the school year with three games in eight days against Bosnia (on September 1), in Ukraine (on the 4th) and at home against Finland (on the 7th).
France-Wales before the Euro?
What if the Blues approached these matches with the status of European champion? If we are not there, the world champions can now focus 100% on the Euro which takes place this summer (June 11-July 11) in 12 host cities. For the Blues, the highly anticipated first meeting will be the announcement of the list of 23 players selected for the event (23 or more if UEFA allows an extended list due to possible cases of Covid-19). This should fall on May 17 or 18, one week before the rally. At least two preparation matches will follow. According to Le Parisien, Kylian Mbappé’s partners will face Wales on June 2 at the Allianz Riviera in Nice. Another opponent should be on the program for the Blues on June 8 at the Stade de France.
The competition will then come with a first XXL meeting on June 15 in Munich against Germany (at 9 p.m.), humiliated by North Macedonia (1-2) on Wednesday evening in Duisburg. In a very tough Group H, the Blues will then challenge Hungary (29th at 3pm) and Portugal (23rd at 9pm) in Budapest. The France team has won the Euro twice in its history, in 1984 and in 2000.