And thirteen for the Blues? In case of success on Monday night at the Stade de France against Turkey, the France team will validate its ticket for Euro 2020, ensuring it to participate in its thirteenth consecutive finals. But this match, between the two best teams of group H is not only a sporting dimension. The diplomatic context is highly tense between the two countries since the beginning of the Turkish offensive in Syria, condemned by France.
>> Lionel Rosso takes the antenna at 8 pm for this special evening. They will be surrounded by our consultant Alain Roche and journalist Ambre Godillon. An evening to follow live in the player above.
After the pre-match, place the comments live and in full on Europe 1 at 20:45, with Jean-Francois Peres and Cyrille de la Morinerie from the Stade de France. Lionel Rosso will take the antenna to debrief the meeting in the wake of the final whistle and until 23h.
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A high risk ranked match
Tens of thousands of Turkish fans are expected at the Stade de France for this meeting between the first two of their qualifying pool for the 2020 European Championship nations. And the Blues have a revenge to take after the rout of the first leg, lost 2-0 in Istanbul in a very hostile atmosphere. At the time, the Marseillaise had been whistled, in a context already tense between the two countries. Turkish intervention in Syria has increased this tension.
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Consequence, this match is classified high risk, very rare for the Blues. More than 600 members of the police force and 1,400 stewards will be mobilized. In case of incident, a Turkish speaker will be at the edge of the lawn.