UEFA having decided to postpone all the international matches scheduled for June, the Blues will not find the pitches until September and a comeback which promises to be extremely busy.
UEFA said on Wednesday that “All matches for the men’s and women’s national teams scheduled for June have been postponed until further notice.” This decision linked to the coronavirus pandemic notably includes the play-off matches for Euro 2020 and the qualifying matches for the Women’s Euro 2021, as well as friendly matches and youth competitions.
The French football team, which had already announced that the two friendly posters planned for March (27 against Ukraine and 31 against Finland) “Would logically be postponed until June”, will therefore have to be patient before finding the lawns. The French Football Federation will now have to temporarily put an end to two other meetings, on June 1 against an opponent who remained to be determined, in Saint-Denis, and the 8 against Croatia in Nice.
All these meetings, which had been set up as part of the preparation for Euro 2020, finally postponed by a year, do not go by the wayside. The FFF also wants to maintain them for financial reasons because the shortfall is high: 25 million euros according to The team. Still current, they could therefore increase the calendar for the return of the world champions with the League of Nations.
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But there may be a big traffic jam in September because the men of Didier Deschamps must travel to Sweden (September 5), receive Croatia (September 8) and Portugal (October 9) as part of this competition . The Blues will continue with two trips to Croatia (October 12) and Portugal (October 12) before their last group match, against the Swedes at the Stade de France on November 15. While nobody yet knows if the national championships will be able to resume or when, Noël Le Graët, president of the “3F”, will have to solve a real puzzle to set up the calendar of the Blues.