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Paris: French Football Federation (FFF) President Noel Le Graet expressed hope that the French national team will reach at least the semi-finals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
'At least the quarter-finals, according to the federation, but I still want us to be in the semi-finals,' Le Graet said after the General Assembly of the French Federation in Nice.
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Concerning coach Didier Deschamps, the FFF president said, 'We will meet each other in July, before preparing for the World Cup. We will take a good look at things to see how the federation can be more involved in order to help (in Qatar), I will not discuss any extension with him.'
Regarding the recent bad performances of France (two defeats against Denmark 1-2 and Croatia 0-1 and draws with Austria and Croatia with one result 1-1), Le Graet explained, 'For all the major countries, there are many players who played a lot of matches this season.'
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