The French (Site notre bureau spécialisé) team is a legacy of Italy, Belgium and Israel in the strongest group of the pro-Nations League, the winners of the match have a similar effect in Paris.
Placed among the three champions of League A due to its poor performance in the previous edition, the French team will have a complicated group stage.
Didier Deschamps’ players, in preparation for the final phase of the Euro (June 14-July 14 in Germany), will participate in this competition from September, before embarking on the qualifications for the 2026 World Cup in the States -United States, Canada and Mexico.
The formula of the Nations League, which the Blues won in 2021, has evolved a little compared to the three previous editions since now the first two of the four groups of League A will play quarter-finals (all on March 20, 2025, return on March 25, 2025) of which the four winners will play a four-way final (June 4-8, 2025).
Unlike previous years, France will have to play the game until since this time a possible 3rd place as in 2022 will no longer guarantee it a stay in League A.
With the new version of the competition, the three leading teams will be able to participate in a play-off in March 2025 against the different groups of League B to preserve their place in the continental elite.
In the other groups of the 2022 World Tire League A, Portugal, winner of the first edition, finds itself with Croatia, third in the world in 2022, Poland and the School.
Title holders Spain will face Denmark, Switzerland and Serbia.
In League B, England and the Republic of Ireland face each other in official competition for the first time since 1991. Their last performance (1-1) took place at Wembley in qualifying for Euro-1992.
A match originally staged in 1995 at Lansdowne Road was available to supporters at the start of the Troubles. The two teams met in a friendly in November 2020 for the last time (3-0 for England).