World Cup, League of Nations … the calendar of the Blues in 2022

The calendar of the Blues is cleared up for the year 2022, with on the horizon, the World Cup in Qatar. On the menu in particular, friendly matches and the League of Nations.

The Blues almost know what awaits them in 2022. Qualified for the World Cup in Qatar, which will take place from November 21 to December 18, the French team will have three international windows to best prepare for the defense of their title. . After a satisfactory year 2021, apart from the failure of the Euro, Hugo Lloris’ teammates will be back in March (22-29) to play two friendly matches. If nothing has been confirmed yet, the world champions could face Qatar twice on their soil or participate in a mini tournament with four teams. A decision will be made in January.

This trip to the host country of the next World Cup would allow Didier Deschamps and his staff to be on site to carry out scouting and finalize the base camp, but also to be present for the draw for the group stage, planned April 1 in Doha.

A strong month of June

Third in the FIFA rankings at the end of the year, France should be among the top seeds and avoid Belgium, Brazil and Spain in the group stage. On the other hand, the Blues could fall on a big fish like Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany or Switzerland, their executioner during the Euro. Once its opponents for the World Cup are known, the France team will begin the defense of its title in the League of Nations from June 3, with the reception of Denmark.

Three matches will follow until June 13, before concluding the group stage of the League of Nations at the end of September, with the highlight being a trip to Denmark, which will serve as the final rehearsal before the World Cup. While the players will be made available to their selection on November 14, the timing will be tight to organize a friendly match before the start of the competition, scheduled for November 21 to December 18, the date of the final in Lusail.

The calendar of the Blues in 2022

March 22-29: two friendlies (to be determined)
April 1st : World Cup group stage draw
June 3: France-Denmark (League of Nations)
June 6: Croatia-France (Nations League)
June 10: Austria-France (Nations League)
June 13: France-Croatia (League of Nations)
September 22: France-Austria (League of Nations)
September 25: Denmark-France (Nations League)
from November 21 to December 18: World Cup in Qatar

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