DECRYPTION – The France team, like other European nations, is pushing its vigilance to the extreme to avoid positive cases of the virus.
Let’s not go so far as to say that Clairefontaine looks like Alcatraz, but on certain points, similarities are perceptible between the green surroundings of the forest of Rambouillet and the famous prison of the bay of San Francisco. Since May 26, the France team has taken up residence in its usual apartments to prepare for the Euro, which began Friday evening in Rome between Italy and Turkey. And until Monday, the date of their departure for Munich for the shock against Germany the next day, the world champions can enjoy the tranquility of the place. No one to disturb them for miles around. They have no other choice anyway. The only outings allowed, a short trip of three days to Nice to beat Wales in a friendly match (3-0) on June 2 and a night in Enghien-les-Bains to get closer to the Stade de France before their success against the Bulgarians Tuesday evening (3-0).
For the rest, Didier Deschamps’ men were under house arrest.
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