France to meet Netherlands in World Cup warm-up

Paris: France`s national football team will face the Netherlands in a friendly match in March, 2014 in preparation for the FIFA World Cup, the French Football Federation (FFF) announced Thursday.

The venue of the match, the first between the two teams since the severe defeat of Les Bleus in Euro 2008 (1-4), has not yet been decided, reports Xinhua.

France will also meet Belgium in a warm-up tie Aug 14 before their World Cup qualifiers versus Georgia, Belarus and Finland.

Les Bleus are currently second in Group I with 10 points, one point behind Spain.