It is a third world title hoped for by an entire country, and which is being prepared behind the scenes.
According to our information, the program of festivities for the Blues, opposed to Argentina on Sunday (4 p.m.) in the World Cup final, is being refined, between the organization of the departure of the French team from Qatar and the popular celebrations scheduled once back in France.
Among the first steps in the event of a coronation against Lionel Messi and his partners: a moment of exchange with the President of the Republic.
Already present in the emirate to follow the semi-final against Morocco, Emmanuel Macron will be present in Lusail on Sunday.
Several of the players injured and absent from the World Cup, such as Paul Pogba, N'Golo Kanté or Presnel Kimpembe are among the presidential delegation.
Invited, Karim Benzema is not one of them.
Follow minute by minute the day of Saturday
The Blues will then fly to Paris aboard an Air France flight chartered for the occasion.
The plane should land at 4:25 p.m. on the tarmac at Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Roissy.
Then, as indicated by L'Équipe and as we can confirm, direction Paris where, if successful, the players would parade on the Champs-Élysées on a double-decker bus at the end of the day.
No reception at the Élysée
The French football team would find the famous Parisian avenue, which they had already taken in 1998 and 2018. Their last descent four years ago was marked by a controversy after their passage too fast in front of the thousands of supporters present. for the occasion.
But if it will be much colder on Monday than in July 2018, this time there will be no reason to rush to the Élysée to join Emmanuel Macron.
The Head of State will not be present in France on Monday, as he is expected in the Red Sea on the aircraft carrier Charles-de-Gaulle.
Tuesday and Wednesday, Emmanuel Macron will be in Jordan, where he will co-chair an international summit on Iraq.
According to our information, the Élysée is still considering a reception at the Élysée, but on an as yet undetermined date.
The Blues, for their part, should therefore extend the jubilation with their supporters.
But where ?
The France team could go to the Crillon, a Parisian palace whose balcony overlooks the vast Place de la Concorde, located at the end of the Champs-Élysées.
They had already taken place there in 2006, after their defeat in the World Cup final against Italy.
A moment of celebration was also stalled in 2018, before being canceled at the last moment.
A turnaround that had left thousands of supporters present for the occasion unsatisfied.