The qualification of Nice against Maccabi Tel-Aviv must be appreciated at its fair value by the whole of French football. Fifth in the general classification of the UEFA index, France will have to maintain this rank at the end of the season to have four clubs qualified in C1, including three directly in the group stage.
, starting with the first edition of the new formula in 2024-2025. Its representatives would therefore do well to shine this season on the European scene, to avoid a fall in the hierarchy. Because the margin of France with the Netherlands (6th) and Portugal (7th) has melted since the start of this exercise, due to the disappearance of the points of the 2017-2018 season, and it has been further reduced. this week.