France are to take on Argentina in a rare friendly on 7 February ahead of the resumption of their UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying campaign.
The élite nations will meet at the Stade de France in Paris while an agreement has also been reached for the countries to play a second fixture "somewhere in Europe but outside France" by 2009. France have only faced Argentina eight times since their first encounter at the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930. Argentina have won four matches and three have been drawn. Les Bleus' only victory came in the last game, a 2-0 friendly success in Paris in May 1986. France are next in UEFA EURO 2008™ action on 24 March with a trip to Group B rivals Lithuania.
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