France will have to win against its Italian neighbors to validate its ticket for the semi-finals of the World Cup, Saturday, October 29.
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The Blue ones are fixed. The XV of France, which finished in fourth place at the end of the group stage of the World Cup in New Zealand, will be opposed in the quarter-finals to Italy. The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, in Whangarei, in the north of the country, and at 4:30 p.m. local time (5:30 a.m. French time).
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This is the first time that an Italian team, men and women alike, has qualified for the quarterfinals of a Rugby World Cup, a qualified event “of history” by the president of the Italian Federation (FIR), Marzio Innocenti. The French and Italians have already faced each other three times this year: during the Six Nations Tournament (victory of Les Bleues 39-6), then in preparation matches for the World Cup (victory 21-0 for France then defeat 26 – 19).