Sports May 16, 2024 | 10:21 am

Dominican Republic and Paraguay to face France

The French Olympic soccer team, led by Thierry Henry, is gearing up for preparatory matches ahead of the Paris Games, scheduled from July 24 to August 9. They will face Paraguay on July 4 in Bayonne and the Dominican Republic on July 11 in Toulon.

In addition to these fixtures, the host nation will play another friendly against Japan on July 17 in Toulon.

Prior to these encounters, Henry will gather the Olympic squad, comprised mostly of under-23 players, at the Clairefontaine training center throughout June. The final list of 18 players for the Games, including two goalkeepers, will be unveiled on a yet-to-be-determined date, likely during the week of May 20.

Henry’s selection process hinges on the announcement of the senior team’s roster by coach Didier Deschamps, expected on Thursday for the European Championship in Germany. The finalized Olympic squad must be submitted to Paris-2024 and FIFA by July 5.

France will kick off their Olympic campaign in Group A, alongside New Zealand, the United States, and Guinea. Meanwhile, the Dominican Republic will commence in Group C against Spain, Egypt, and Uzbekistan, with Paraguay starting in Group D, facing Japan, Mali, and Israel.

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