Didier Deschamps can continue to rest easy. As at every competition since being coach, the draw for the Euro 2020 qualifiers, held yesterday in Dublin, Ireland, has been good for the France team. France will play in Group H against Iceland, Turkey, Albania, Moldova and Andorra. It's simple, the French team has never lost against any of its five rivals competing.
Placed in the hat 2, because of its UEFA ranking, France was serene before knowing his opponents. She knew she would not cross the path of Belgium, Spain, Italy, England or Croatia. His only fear was to fall on Germany, the main scarecrow of the second hat. At worst, if the fate was not lenient, the Blues could have met tricky teams to maneuver such as Russia, Bosnia-Herzegovina of Turin Miralem Pjanic or Serbia.
A trap trip in Turkey for the Blues
“It could have been worse, it could have been better, whatever, explains Didier Deschamps. Iceland and Albania are often seen in the qualifying stages. The main danger for the Blues is Iceland. Author of a beautiful Euro 2016, the Icelanders lost 5-2 in the quarter-final against France. But last October, in a friendly match at Guingamp, the world champions narrowly avoided the loss against the Icelanders (2-2). In the first round of Euro 2016, Albania had also stood up to them for an hour and a half before Griezmann (90th) and Payet (96th) made the difference.
Moving to Turkey can also be a scourge for the Blues. “It's never easy to play there, there is always a very hot atmosphere. To meet France, with this title of world champion obviously it is an honor for them, underlines the coach. It's going to be a good fight. “It remains unclear how the Blues could miss their qualification for the Euro 2020, during these playoffs disputed between March and November 2019.
To compete in this unprecedented European Championship of Nations, organized in twelve countries (Germany, England, Azerbaijan, Denmark, Scotland, Spain, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania and Russia), the men of Deschamps will have to finish first or second in their group. Then, they will be able to dream to realize the doubled of their elders (Mondial 1998 and Euro 2000). At that time, a certain Didier Deschamps was the captain of the Blues. He has already completed the first part of the project … N. G.