Coach Zinedine Zidane, who is considered the number one candidate for the next coach of the French national team, does not visit the World Cup finals.
France will play the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar against Argentina at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar at 0:00 am (hereinafter referred to as Korean time) on the 19th.
France, who became the defending champion who reached the semifinals after 24 years, will challenge for a second consecutive victory in 60 years.
It is a place where new history can be written, but coach Zidane gave up watching the game on the spot. According to the British media ‘Daily Mail’ on the 18th, Zidane rejected the French Football Federation’s invitation to the final.
The media explained the background, saying, “Director Zidane is likely to lead France after Didier Deschamps from 2023. However, he does not want the spotlight to be focused on him on a day when France’s history can be made.”
Deschamps’ contract with France runs until December 31, 2022. In fact, this World Cup is the last stage.
Even before the World Cup, interest in the next head coach grew. The most influential is, of course, director Zidane. After his success at Real Madrid, love calls poured in, but he took a break. It was because of his dream of being the coach of the French national team.
He hinted last month that his destination would be decided after the World Cup, saying “his return to the field is just around the corner”.스포츠토토
However, things are going a little differently than before the World Cup. As France advanced to the final, President Emmanuel Macron made a public statement saying, “Of course, coach Deschamps must remain,” and it became a place with a lot of pressure.
Meanwhile, coach Deschamps said, “Leading the French national team was the best thing I’ve ever done. I’m still passionate about this job. The most important thing is the team. My future doesn’t depend on the final result.