The 2023 World Cup in France will start with a lot of rhythm and to the opening match rivals will be nothing less than France, the host team, against New Zealand, the candidate in all world championships to stay with the title. The meeting will take place at the Stade de France from Saint Denis, on the outskirts of Paris, September 8.
The opening match was announced by World Rugby today in a special broadcast in which it announced the days and matches of the entire group stage of RWC 2023. Group A, which includes France and New Zealand It is also made up of Italy and two places remain to be defined: Africa 1 and Americas 1.
France and New Zealand have histories of great games in the World Cup, they played 2 finals, in 1987 and 2011, both with the All Blacks as the winner, but there are also triumphs that reverberated in the rugby world such as the triumph at Twickenham. in the 99 World Cup, one of the best games in the history of the World Cup, and in 2007 in Cardiff when the Gauls left those in black out of the World Cup in the quarterfinals.
France did not do well in their previous debut at the Stade de France: there they fell to Argentina, in a remembered and historic match that started the road to The Bronze Pumas.