With 3 victories in as many matches, the French team is entering the main round with the maximum number of points.
A shadow, however, has been cast over this impeccable first phase in the competition. Wesley Pardin, who had been unstoppable until now, was injured during a match and declared unable to compete for the rest of the competition. Rémi Desbonnet, who was present at the November lineup, will complete the trio of goalkeepers for the World Cup.
Now it’s time to proceed to the main round: France, in group 3, will meet Algeria, followed by Iceland and Portugal. At the end of this round, the top two teams in each group will qualify for the quarter-finals.
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The main round for the French team
January 20: France – Algeria at 6:00 pm on beIN SPORTS
January 22: Iceland – France at 6:00 pm on beIN SPORTS
January 24: Portugal – France at 8:30 pm on beIN SPORTS and TMC