Latest Football News – Before his reunion with Iceland and Turkey, the French team is second in a highly disputed H group. The horizon remains clear for the world champions, provided they live up to their status this fall.
The hour of great explanation has come. The France team finds its two main rivals in the race for the direct qualification for Euro 2020, organized from 12 June to 12 July in twelve European cities. The world champions have not yet validated their ticket for the event at the moment when represent Iceland and Turkey, two adversaries negotiated very differently “on the way”.
On March 25, Didier Deschamps’ men had made a mouthful of islanders, swept four goals for nothing at the Stade de France, to launch their qualifying campaign. The result was much more complicated for the Blues with a setback 2-0, early June in Turkey, logical as they had been indigent in Konya. The team of France has therefore grilled a joker, without compromising their chances of qualification.
Where are the Blues in the H group?
In order not to see the final phase of the Euro 2020, you have to want it would be tempted to write, especially in the case of a world champion team that offers guarantees. The expected formality – to win one of the first two places in a group with six teams – is less obvious than expected since the defeat in Turkey.
After six games and before the last four, EDF are second with 15 points, the same total as Turkey ahead of their spring victory. Iceland follows with 12 units on the clock. You will understand, it will not be missed, nor in Laugardalsvöllur, the small Icelandic stadium, nor at the Stade de France for revenge against the Turks. On pain of leaving the motorway leading to the Euro for an otherwise more dangerous way.
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Can the team of France obtain its qualification in this month of October?
No need to spare suspense: the answer is negative. But with two victories, the Blues would be almost qualified. Following this ideal scenario, it would then be necessary to wait until the last two outings of the Blues in these qualifiers, on November 14 against Moldova and November 17 in Albania, to qualify the qualification of the Blues.
Could the Bleus qualify differently in case of a disaster scenario?
Yes, but it would not depend on them anymore. If they failed to qualify directly for the Euro through the playoffs and their 20 places awarded to the 20 most competitive selections for a tournament that has 24 participants, partners Blaise Matuidi could still win one of the last four tickets put at stake via the dams, scheduled from 26 to 31 March 2020.
The 16 winners of the League of Nations will participate theoretically, which excludes a priori the Blues, second in Group 1 behind the Netherlands. Except that the world champions could still be if the Oranje qualified directly through the playoffs and that, at the same time, the Tricolores failed. The compatriots of Memphis Depay would then offer their place of barrage to the Blues. It would be necessary to win two matches against opponents to be determined to finally open the doors of the Euro. World champions to do what is necessary to avoid a general migraine.