France will face Honduras, Switzerland and Ecuador. Compared to group B (Spain, Netherlands, Chile and Australia), group G (Germany, USA, Ghana and Portugal) or group D (Italy, England, Costa Rica and Uruguay), it seems a pretty easy group.
France is favourite and this is obviously one of the kinder draws possible. Didier Deschamps, the current manager of France, declared that it could have been tougher.
France has to play with ambition, on paper, they should qualify! That’s right, they were lucky, however luck is not enough to guarantee success.
In 2002 and in 2010, France’s group were seemingly easy, but they failed to qualify. Ecuador is a pretty good team, with players such as Valencia or Caicedo. Honduras is a bit unknown, but Switzerland is a really talented side!
As Deschamps said, “These are World Cup matches, there are no easy opponents”. This a diplomatic line, but this is also very true. Overconfidence can be very dangerous!