December 10, 2019 / 4:18 PM / a month ago

Deschamps extends France contract until 2022

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - France Press Conference - Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France - March 24, 2019 France coach Didier Deschamps holds up their new shirt during a press conference REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - France coach Didier Deschamps has extended his contract by two years until 2022, the French football federation said on Tuesday.

“There’s no discussion about the results, it’s a logical decision,” FFF president Noel Le Graet told a news conference.

Deschamps, 51, was appointed in 2012 and since then has led Les Bleus to a runner-up spot at the 2016 European championships and to the 2018 world title.

The former France midfielder, who captained his team in their 1998 World Cup win on home soil and to the Euro 2000 title, will be tasked with leading his side to at least the last four at Euro 2020.

France were drawn with European champions Portugal, co-hosts Germany and a team from the playoffs in Group F for the June 12-July 12 championship.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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