The Blues were not specifically in a lack of confidence before you go in Russia. But they will not least after their first match of preparation which resulted in an easy 2-0 victory against a weak Ireland team.
At the Stade de France but weather dublin – a heavy rain became a tropical in the course of the evening, the Blues have controlled end-to-end this first friendly match, without engineering, but with the seriousness that befits this period of preparation.
The main topic of satisfaction for Didier Deschamps : the absence of an injury and the match successful lateral Benjamin Mendy and Djibril Sidibé, who was returning from injury. The provision in the midfield of Munich Corentin Tolisso has also what to sow doubt in the breeder.
The French team entered into the heart of the matter by engaging in concrete terms its preparation for the World Cup.
Because in 19 days, the Blues have an appointment with Australia, but before that, it was perfecting its automation and to re-create their physical health. This first appointment friendly face of Ireland was a small state of play of the forces in presence.
Before meeting Italy and the United States, the Blues were in a 4-3-3 with Mandanda in goal, Sidibé and Mendy on the wings of the defence.
Tolisso, Nzonzi and a Matuidi owner occupied the midfield, while Fekir and Mbappé had to drink Giroud in great balls. In front, Ireland began its reconstruction after failure of qualification to the World Cup and with a team experimental.