All you need to know about the sidelines of this meeting between France and Denmark is the League of Nations, at the Stade de France on Friday evening.
Support for Didier Deschamps
During the match, the Blues wore a black armband, a sign of their support for the coach. Missing for family reasons, Didier Deschamps replaced his assistant Guy Stefan on the bench to lead the match. At a news conference on Thursday, captain Hugo Loris sought to express the group’s solidarity: “It’s important to show the coach that he can count on us. We will take care of him and all his loved ones.”
Stade de France, a year later
The Stade de France sold out for almost a year for the Blues’ first match in the Dionysian enclosure on Friday evening (3-0 against Bulgaria on June 8, 2021). In the meantime, the French team has played a lot in the province. In September, he performed in Strasbourg and Lyon (1-1 against Bosnia-Herzegovina then 2-0 against Finland). March, Marseille and Lille-Metropolis (2-0 against C ডিte d’Ivoire and 5-0 against South Africa). A meeting was held in the Paris area, but it was the Parc des Princes in Paris that hosted France-Kazakhstan, a qualifier for the World Cup in Qatar (8-0, November 13). The reception environment in Denmark is beautiful and the voices of 78,000 spectators, led by a group of supporters. Also, about 1,500 Danish fans made the trip to cheer on the last Euro semifinalists.
Noel Le Great, President of the FFF, and Jasper Moeller, President of the Danish Federation, proceeded before the kick-off with the traditional exchange of formal gifts. The two leaders have already made an appointment for the return match in Copenhagen on Sunday 25 September, but especially in Doha on Saturday 26 November for the first round of the World Cup in Qatar.
Noel Le Great and Jasper Moeller his Danish opponents (photo FFF).
Eight associations have been invited
The FFF has invited eight associations from the Ile-de-France region, but also from Picardy, dedicated to children, young people or especially people with disabilities, for this France-Denmark experience at the Stade de France on Friday evening. About 150 invitations:
- Socio-educational center in the Plain du Lসেরis priority district (Seine-et-Marne Damariিয়েe-les-Lis town);
- François Liberman Amiens (Somme) Social Children’s Home in the care of children provided by the social support services of social children’s childhood (Auteuil’s apprentice);
- Le Clos du Nid de l’Oise, an organization specializing in the reception, care, support, social and educational development of persons with disabilities (children, adolescents and / or adults) with social integration;
- Educational Unit Lodging Collective Bagnex (Hauts-de-Seine) which welcomes young people who have experienced a complex journey between family problems and criminal work;
- Association COALLIA Amiens (Somme): Social support for children, support for young people with disabilities;
- “Les Tournois du Silence” Association for Children with Disabilities;
- 1 jersey for life, dedicated association for critically ill children;
- Silence Tournament, Association for Persons with Disabilities.
121,000 euros for telethon
The 2021 edition of TÉLÉTHONFOOT, an operation organized by the FFF as part of its partnership with Téléthon, concluded at the Stade de France. The winning club, Landreau le Lorroux Bottereau (Ligue des pays de la Loire), have been invited to follow the Blues’ first match in the FFF 2022-2023 Nations League. Earlier in the day, its managers were received at AFM-TÉLÉTHON’s headquarters in Paris to present its work. (Picture below). On this occasion, Alain Rira, Member of the Executive Committee and General Treasurer of FFF, presented AFM-TÉLÉTHON with a check for 1 121,000, the money raised thanks to the commitment and dynamism of football during the 2021 telethon. Since 2015, 837,000 euros have been donated by football to fight genetic diseases.
(Photo by Antonio MESA / FFF)