For the first time since the start of the World Cup, the Blues were able to completely cut Monday in Doha. From Sunday evening, the players of the French team enjoyed a dinner organized in the gardens of their base camp with all the relatives present in Qatar. A little music and a barbecue on the program for an evening lightened by the qualification for the quarter-finals a few hours earlier, at the expense of Poland (3-1).
Didier Deschamps then gave his group a rest day. The coach counted on the responsibility of his men to avoid excesses. Everything was perfectly respected. The return to the base camp was planned for the beginning of the evening, with the possibility of having the most intimate stay until Tuesday morning and meeting for dinner once again all together. Presnel Kimpembe came to spend the evening with his teammates. Families must leave the base camp at the end of the morning.
Tuesday afternoon training
The French each benefited differently from this free time on Monday. Some have chosen to stay with family in the comfortable complex where the French delegation is staying. Others enjoyed some time in town at Doha’s many restaurants, private beaches or shopping malls. The opportunity to decompress before getting back into competition mode today. The return to training is scheduled for late Tuesday afternoon, after a press conference with two players.