France confirm fixture details for Bafana clash

SA National Teams

The French Football Federation has confirmed the fixture details for this month's international friendly against Bafana Bafana.

South Africa are set to return to international duty later this month when the national team takes part in two friendly fixtures in France in preparation for the 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers later this year.

The second of those encounters will take place on Tuesday, 29 March against the reigning world champions on their turf and Les Bleus have now confirmed the complete fixture details for the highly anticipated friendly match.

Didier Deschamps' side will welcome Hugo Broos and his charges to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, Lille – an arena that was used for the 2016 UEFA European Championship – where the match is scheduled to kick off at 21:15.

The match comes four days after France play host to fellow African nation Ivory Coast in Marseille, while the South African Football Association is yet to publicly confirm who the national team will face in their opening friendly for the month.

The two countries recently squared off at U23 level during the 2021 Olympic Games where a hat-trick from André-Pierre Gignac inspired the European giants to an entertaining 4-3 victory in Saitama, Japan.

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