Why the France team “abandons” the Stade de France

For the finances of the FFF, affected by the Covid-19 crisis, meetings far from Paris are more profitable.

Twenty-five years that the Strasbourg public has been waiting to catch a glimpse of the France team in Alsace. Unsurprisingly, the 22,000 tickets for the Meinau stadium have been stormed by weaned supporters of the selection’s matches since May 29, 1996 and a friendly match against Finland (2-0) in preparation for the Euro. A well negotiated meeting that evening, with goals from Patrice Loko and Reynald Pedros under the orders of Aimé Jacquet. Another time, another time.

Too rare not to be underlined, the world champions will not play at the Stade de France for this September start since, after Strasbourg, then Kiev on Saturday, they will host Finland in Décines, home of OL on Tuesday. The first reason for these “relocations” is simple, the Dionysian enclosure is under construction for the 2024 Olympics and this international window did not necessarily fall well on the calendar side.

The rental price

In the contract between the FFF and the Stade de France consortium – estimated at around 8 million euros per season and

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