France will conclude preparations for UEFA EURO 2008™ with home friendly internationals against Ecuador, Paraguay and Colombia in late May and early June.
France will conclude preparations for UEFA EURO 2008™ with home friendlies against Ecuador, Paraguay and Colombia in late May and early June.
Les Bleus will play three games in a week with the South American assignments allowing coach Raymond Domenech to fine-tune his plans for the tournament in Austria and Switzerland. France will face Ecuador for the first time in Grenoble on 27 May. Four days later, Paraguay will provide the opposition in Toulouse, in a match recalling Les Bleus' golden-goal win in the last 16 of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Any finishing touches will then have to applied when Colombia visit the Stade de France on 3 June – the team's last outing before the finals begin on 7 June.
Domenech's men next see action on 6 February when they take on Spain in Malaga. They also welcome England to the Stade de France on 26 March – the 50th time Les Bleus will have played at that venue since its inauguration in 1998. They open their UEFA EURO 2008™ finals campaign against Romania in Zurich on 9 June before matches against the Netherlands in Berne on 13 June, and against Italy in Zurich four days later.