The program of the Blues before the Euro (June 11-July 11) is more precise.
After a first preparatory meeting on June 2 in Nice against Wales, the world champions should, according to our information, play their second match against Bulgaria on June 8 at the Stade de France.The last confrontation with the Bulgarians dates back to the 7th October 2017. In the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Didier Deschamps' men won in Sofia thanks to a goal from Blaise Matuidi (1-0).
Only fourth in its qualifying group, Bulgaria does not participate in the final phase of the Euro.
The Habs, members of Group F, face Germany on June 15 in Munich, then Hungary and Portugal on June 19 and 23 in Budapest.
The Hungarian capital, well advanced in its vaccination campaign, is targeting a full Ferenc-Puskàs stadium, "as long as the spectators meet the strict conditions for entering the stadium," UEFA said on April 9.
Munich, on the other hand, has until April 19 to provide additional information on its plans and "a final decision will be taken on that date" concerning the possible relocation of the meetings which were planned there.
The same goes for Rome, Bilbao and Dublin,
List expanded to 25 or 26 players?
On April 19, UEFA should also decide, during its executive committee, on the possibility for each selection to expand its list of players for the Euro to 25 or 26 players.
“Even if nothing has yet been decided, it is a strong trend,” confides an observer familiar with the mysteries of the European confederation.
This is a solution designed to cushion the impact of possible cases of Covid during the competition.
After the victory in Bosnia on March 31 (1-0), Didier Deschamps spoke on this hypothesis during the post-match press conference.
"I think if UEFA looks at being able to expand the roster, that would be a good thing, provided of course that it can be two or three more players, and all can be on the score sheet. match ”, had estimated the coach.
This is what the list of the Blues for the Euro should look like
Deschamps must communicate his list in principle on May 18.
To this will be added reservists or substitutes.
Everything will depend on the number of players involved in the European finals (May 26 for the Europa League, May 29 for the Champions League).
The 38th and last day of Ligue 1 is set for Sunday 23 May.
The Blues' internship at Clairefontaine should begin three days later, on May 26, with the elements available.