France will have five friendly matches prior to the 2018 World Cup, one of them against a South American rival.
France will play against Colombia, Russia, Italy and the United States, in addition to a fifth opponent that remains to be determined but is suspected to be a Latin American team, as, reported by the French Football Federation (FFF). This match would be quite interesting if it takes place since Peru is part of Group C along with France, Denmark, and Australia.
France will begin their preparation phase against Colombia at the French Stadium in Saint Denis on March 23. Four days later they will travel to Russia, to a city still to be determined, to face the host of the World Cup. The team led by Antoine Griezmann will play on May 28 in Saint Denis against a rival not yet determined and it is rumored that Peru is among the possible options for this match.
On June 1 France will face Italy in Nice and eight days later against the United States in Lyon. It is worth saying that for the first time, Italy will not be in a World Cup since they were unable to qualify.
It is worth mentioning that Maradona offered some tips to the Peruvian team on how they should play against France.