Already qualified for the finals of the League of Nations after their victory against Portugal on Saturday, the France team receives Sweden in a match without a stake this Tuesday at the Stade de France (8:45 p.m. on M6). A duel for butter that the Blues will play with the 94e jersey of the history of their selection on the shoulders. A sartorial adventure that began in 1904 with the first match of the national team, in Belgium, played with an immaculate white jersey that did not yet have the famous rooster sewn on the chest. In its place, two intertwined circles, blue and red, symbolized the UFSA (Union of French Athletic Sports Societies) which then managed the selection.
Ancient times that were full of amateurism. “Sometimes, the dark ring was on the left, sometimes on the right… It is sewn a bit anyhow, a bit frankly according to the envy of the seamstress“, Jokes Matthieu Delahais, author ofA jersey, a legend (Solar Editions), book retracing the history