France-Ireland: at what time and on which channel to follow the qualifying match for the Women’s Euro?

The road to Basel begins for the French women’s team. The players of Hervé Renard, who will no longer be in office during the competition, face Ireland this Friday in Metz (Moselle) on behalf of the first day of the Euro 2025 qualifiers. After reaching the semi-finals finals during the last edition in 2022, the Bleues will try to qualify in Switzerland to try to succeed England.

In group A3, the Blues will face the defending champions in addition to Ireland and Sweden, to whom they will travel on Tuesday April 9. You will have to finish in one of the first two places in the group to be able to take part without delay in the competition, scheduled for July 2 to 27, 2025. The last two will compete in the play-offs next fall.

Against Ireland, the Blue coach will be able to count on Wendie Renard who is making her return after thigh surgery and a three-month absence. On the other hand, Parisian defender Élisa de Almeida left the rally after injuring her left hamstring, and will not be replaced.

On the Celtic side, the forces seem a little thin. With only one participation in the final phase of an international competition during the 2023 World Cup, The Girls in Green, as they are nicknamed, will try as best they can to fight in an extremely tough group which includes three of the four members of the final four. of Euro 2022.

Once the group stage is over, the French women’s team will settle down in Lyon, at the Tola-Vologe training center, near the Gerland stadium, its base camp for the entire Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The players tricolors will face Colombia (July 25 in Lyon), Canada (July 28 in Saint-Étienne) and New Zealand (July 31 in Lyon).

France-Ireland will kick off on Friday April 5 at 9:10 p.m. and the match will be broadcast live on the L’Équipe Channel.

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