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French Football Federation confirms Deschamps as national soccer team coach

07-09-2012 05:15 BJT

PARIS, July 8 (Xinhua) -- French Football Federation (FFF) on Sunday confirmed the nomination of Former captain Didier Deschamps as new coach of French soccer team, replacing Laurent Blanc.

"Noel Gael, president of the FFF and Didier Deschamps had finalised their discussions and reached an agreement to name him France coach," the federation said in a statement posted on its website.

No details were given neither on the duration nor on the value of the accord.

Gael and Deschamp will hold a press conferene on Monday at 15: 30 GMT, the staement added.

According to a report of news channel BFMTV, France's World Cup and Euro winning captain is due to sign "2-year renewable contract until Euro 2016 in France."

Les Bleus are scheduled to make their first appearance under the new coach in a warm-up versus Uruguay scheduled for August 15 with their first World Cup qualifier will versus Finland on Sept. 7.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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