At the head of the Blues since the summer of 2012, Didier Deschamps added a line to the list of his records with the France team.
Five victories and one draw: the French team, eliminated from the pools in the previous edition, this time perfectly held its rank during the group stage of the League of Nations. Three days after their convincing success with the Portuguese title holder (0-1), the Blues have indeed followed up with a victory against Sweden at the Stade de France (4-2).
The meeting may have been devoid of stakes since the success brought back from Lisbon, the reception of the Swedes nonetheless allowed Didier Deschamps to appropriate a new record at the head of the France team. Eight years, three months and two days have indeed passed since his first match on the bench of the Blues, against Uruguay (0-0), August 15, 2012.
These 3016 days in the tricolor coach costume surpass the 3014 experienced by Michel Hidalgo between March 27, 1976, the date of his baptism against Czechoslovakia, which was also that of Michel Platini, and his exit in apotheosis on June 27, 1984 , date of the final of Euro 1984. As regards directed matches, Didier Deschamps is already far ahead with no less than 108 matches against 75 for his glorious predecessor and 79 for Raymond Domenech.
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