Football: Soccer-Deschamps leaves France team after father dies – FFF

PARIS (Reuters) – France coach Didier Deschamps has left the nationwide squad after his father died, the French federation (FFF) stated on Tuesday.

“It is with nice unhappiness that I’ve heard of the passing of Didier’s father this morning. Didier went to affix his family and I guarantee him of my friendship and my assist on this ordeal,” FFF president Noel Le Graet stated.

Tuesday’s coaching periods will likely be held by assistant coach Guy Stephan, the FFF added.

France face Denmark on the Stade de France on Friday, the primary of their 4 Nations League matches in 11 days, with two video games in opposition to Croatia and one versus Austria additionally scheduled.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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