Didier Deschamps will be absent for France-Denmark

The coach of the Blues will not lead the world champions Friday against the Danes.

The Blues will challenge Denmark on Friday evening in the Nations League without their coach Didier Deschamps. Touched by the death of his dad at the start of the week, he will not be present this Thursday at the pre-match press conference, nor Friday at the Stade de France for the reception of the Danes. The entourage of the selection did not specify whether “DD” would be present for the start in Split on Sunday with his troops.

The world champion, as a player and coach, has been in the Basque Country since Tuesday and will be replaced by his faithful assistant, Guy Stéphan. As a reminder, the France team will play four times in June. This Friday against the semi-finalists of the Euro, Monday against Croatia, next Friday in Vienna in front of Austria and Monday, June 13 at the Stade de France again against the Croats.

I’ve had Didier on the phone regularly since Tuesday, he’s obviously been affected by the bereavement that’s hitting him, but he’s strong, solid, so he won’t be here tomorrow (Friday) but he’ll be back soonsays Guy Stephan. We must respect his mourning, he is with his family who needs him.” Asked if the absence of Didier Deschamps has changed things this week at Clairefontaine, the faithful assistant gave his opinion. “ We prepared the match in advance with Didier, before the rally, at the start and still now frequently. It’s something we anticipated, unfortunately he’s not there and we have to respect his pain. We ensure continuity. The sessions were of good quality with a certain energy that emerged despite an exhausting season with many players beyond 55 matches. »

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