FIFA WC: France Not at Full Strength for Norway Friendly

To prepare for the FIFA World Cup, France have three friendlies lined up on home soil, with the Norway clash followed by encounters with Paraguay in Nice next Sunday and Jamaica in Lille on June 8.

updated: May 26, 2014 20:04 IST
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Paris: France's FIFA World Cup squad will emerge from the isolation of their secluded training base to play Norway on Tuesday in the first of three friendlies before departing for Brazil.

Didier Deschamps' squad have spent the last week working at Clairefontaine, the national football centre hidden away in the woods an hour's drive south of the capital.

Such peaceful surroundings could hardly feel further removed from what awaits them in Brazil, but when they take to the field against the Norwegians at the Stade de France they will start to feel like the World Cup is finally just around the corner.

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