The FIFA World Cup will start from 20 November.
France will play its first match in Group D on 23 November.
New Delhi. Only 3 days are left for the start of the FIFA World Cup. France has announced its final 26-member squad. The team’s head coach Didier Deschamps has given information about his team. The team is now all set to defend its third title in Qatar. The team of Jeschamps will be hoping to win the championship for the third time after Italy and Brazil.
France is the defending champion of the 2022 World Cup and if the team wins the title this time too, France will become the third country to win the championship. The team is participating in this World Cup for the 16th time. In this tournament, he had won the title in 1998 and 2018. However, this time to win the title, the team will have to compete brilliantly against Australia, Denmark and Tunisia in the knockout matches.
Hugo Lloris returns
Team’s veteran player Hugo Lloris has fully recovered from his injury. However, he had to face a lot of difficulties to return from injury. At the same time, this time the team will miss AC Milan’s Mike Magnan. Meganne will not be seen playing in the tournament due to his health problems. But Alfonso Areola and Steve Mandanda put an end to the consistency of the French goalkeepers.
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Raphael Varane fit
Team’s best defender Raphael Verne was also injured, there was a possibility of him not playing in this World Cup. But he has returned to the team. He is expected to start when he is fully fit. William Saliba, Jules Conde, Lucas Hernandez, Ibrahima Konate and Dayot Upamecano also feature in the list of defenders. The head coach confirmed that he would prefer to use a back-four. The French team will play its first match in Group D against Australia on 23 November.
Goalkeepers: Alfonso Erillo, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandada
Defenders: Lucas Hernandez, Theo Hernandez, Ibrahima Konate, Jules Conde, Benjamin Payward, William Saliba, Diot Upamecano, Rafael Varane
Midfielders: Durado Camavinga, Yusuf Fofana, Mateo Gundouzi, Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien, Jordan Vertaut
Forwards: Karim Benzema, Kingsley Komen, Ousmane Dembele, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Christopher Kunku
Tags: fifa world cup 2022, Soccer, france
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 17, 2022, 14:31 IST