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France Extend Deschamps’ Contract To 2022 World Cup

Deschamps’ Contract To 2022 World Cup

Didier Deschamps’ contract as coach of world champions France has been extended through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, a source said Tuesday.

The former France skipper, who led the team to 1998 World Cup glory, has been at the coaching helm of Les Bleus since summer 2012.

The decision to extend his contract will be made official by the French football federation at a press conference later Tuesday, the source told AFP.

Federation president Noel Le Graet had previously said that a contract extension for Deschamps was dependent on France qualifying for the 2020 European championships.

The 51-year-old duly guided France into the competition, where they have been drawn alongside 2014 world champions Germany, reigning European champions Portugal and one more team still to qualify through the play-offs.

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Deschamps will shortly become the longest-serving France coach, overtaking the eight years and six months of service by Michel Hidalgo between January 1976-June 1984.

(AFP)

Written by Greg Afamah

Greg Afamah is a Sports content writer. He has many years of experience in Sports Writing. He was a writer for Opera News and is Editor-in-Chief at GoalBall.

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