Copa Sudamericana

Sunday schedule gives France a chance at Euro 2016

PARIS (AP) On any given Sunday, a rested France team will play at the European Championship.

In tournament soccer where a team's matches typically come every four days, France's schedule is more like a club team.

On Sunday, June 19, France drew 0-0 with Switzerland to ensure first place in its group. That earned France a match against Ireland in the round of 16 exactly one week later. The hosts won 2-1. Next Sunday, France will return to Stade de France for a quarterfinal match against either England or Iceland.

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