French exit from the Euro 2016 finals could have an impact on the footballing landscape in Europe.
A number of countries are likely to miss out on the quarter-finals at the tournament because of logistical problems and the French exit could have huge ramifications on French football and the world of football, according to the head of a football club in France.
“I think we are looking at a situation where the French have to leave the Euro,” Alexandre Gendre said.
“We are in a situation with the European Championship where we have to do a lot of work.”
But at the same time, we are also in a position where we can play for the French national team in the final of the Euros.
“Gendre, the owner of Lyon Ligue 2 club Lille, said he had been asked to prepare a proposal to the French FA for the possibility of a French exit at Euro 2016.”
A proposal for a French departure was submitted to us and it was approved,” Gendret said.
Lille has been in the Euro qualifiers since 2013, having qualified for the competition for the first time in 2016.
Lyon won the tournament for the second time in a row with a 3-1 victory over Lyon Lille in the last 16, while the Ligue-2 club had qualified for next year’s competition but did not make it past the group stage.
Ligue 1 champions Lille are likely in the tournament’s final group.
But if the French team loses, they would not be able to make the quarter final and, if they did make it through to the knockout stage, they could play against Lyon Llegeton for the title.”
The French national side would be without key players like France midfielder Yannick Bolasie and defender Gervinho, while France goalkeeper Edinson Cavani would miss out due to a groin injury.”
We have to prepare to play the French teams in the quarter finals.”
The French national side would be without key players like France midfielder Yannick Bolasie and defender Gervinho, while France goalkeeper Edinson Cavani would miss out due to a groin injury.
Bolasie, who scored for France in Euro 2016, has played for Lyon Légion d’Or candidate Stade de France in France’s national team.
Cavani, who was selected as the European Under-21 Player of the Tournament, has not played for France since 2014.