Who Will Deschamps Choose To Defend The Les Blues' Title In Qatar

Published:Mar 8, 202423:50
Who Will Deschamps Choose To Defend The Les Blues' Title In Qatar

France will enter the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup as defending champions, and can look to retain their world title. The Les Bleus have all the weather to attain the feat as properly, with Didier Deschamps having a large listing to select from, a gaggle of 26 gamers who might be touring to Qatar. Moreover, it's extremely being speculated that this may very well be his final match answerable for France, as he his planning to step-down whatever the outcomes on the match.

For now nonetheless, Deschamps will as soon as once more look to his star participant Kylian Mbappe to fireside his nation to glory. Furthermore, the PSG ahead will now have the corporate of Karim Benzema alongside him, who missed the earlier version. The reigning Nations League champions have each motive to consider that they'll efficiently defend their title this 12 months.

France World Cup Squad – The gamers in rivalry


Hugo Lloris, who's probably going to play in his final World Cup, may retain his spot in between the sticks, additionally bearing the captain’s armband. AC Milan’s Mike Maignan was additionally in some kind earlier than choosing up an harm which has put his probabilities of making the ultimate reduce in danger.

Steve Mandanda has continuously deputized Lloris, and will make the ultimate listing right here, with Alphonse Areola additionally within the fray. Nonetheless, Nantes’ Alban Lafont too has made his case sturdy and may very well be a shock addition if Deschamps picks him.

Identify Membership

Hugo Lloris

Alphonse Areola

West Ham

Steve Mandanda

Stade Rennes
Benoit Costil


Mike Maignan

Alban Lafont



France may properly have a new-look protection from their 2018 triumph, with Raphael Varane trying all set to overlook this 12 months’s version after choosing a severe harm throughout Manchester United’s conflict in opposition to Chelsea, and Samuel Umtiti nowhere close to his kind from the earlier version.

Raphael Varane is a severe doubt for France on the World Cup. Credit: Twitter

However that’s solely two lacking gamers, because the Les Blues have William Saliba, Presnel Kimpembe, Ibrahima Konate, Clement Lenglet, Jules Kound, Wesley Fofana, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, all within the wings to interchange the duo.

Theo Hernandez, Ferland Mendy, Lucas Digne, Benjamin Pavard, Ruben Aguilar and Jonathan Clauss are the most probably wing-backs Deschamps will take. Pavard ought to as soon as once more get pleasure from a beginning position on the proper flank after his 2018 heroics, with Mendy the favourite for left flank.

Identify Membership

Wesley Fofana

Jonathan Clauss


Benoit Badiashile

William Saliba


Raphael Varane

Manchester United
Ibrahima Konate


Ruben Aguilar

AS Monaco
Lucas Digne

Aston Villa

Presnel Kimpembe

Benjamin Pavard

Bayern Munich

Clement Lenglet

Tottenham Hotspur
Dayot Upamecano

Bayern Munich

Lucas Hernandez

Bayern Munich
Kurt Zouma

West ham

Ferland Mendy

Actual Madrid
Theo Hernandez

AC Milan

Jules Kounde



One other beginning duo from the earlier World Cup for France has been dominated out for the upcoming version, as Paul Pogba and N’Golo Kante confirmed absentees proudly owning to accidents. This comes as an enormous blow for Deschamps, however once more, he nonetheless has a pool of gifted gamers in the course of the half to interchange Pogba and Kante, and maybe give start to a brand new partnership.

Actual Madrid pair Eduardo Camavinga and Aurelien Tchouameni ought to be anticipated in beginning roles, with Adrien Rabiot additionally being Deschamps’ one of many go-to names. Corentin Tolisso and Nabil Fekir ought to be the normal names on the team-sheet, with Lyon’s Houssem Aouar and Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Lemar anticipated to make the listing too.

Identify Membership

Corentin Tolisso

Eduardo Camavinga

Actual Madrid

Matteo Guendouzi

Houssem Aouar


Nabil Fekir

Actual Betis
Adrien Rabiot


Aurelien Tchouameni

Actual Madrid
Jordan Veretout


Tanguy N’Dombele

Dimitri Payet


Florian Thauvin

Tigres UANL
Thomas Lemar

Atletico Madrid

Jonathan Ikone



France’s entrance line has been boosted by Karim Benzema’s return, because the Ballon d’Or winner will play in his first World Cup since 2014. His return to the nationwide set-up has massively benefited the Les Blues, having received the Nations League on the again of his exploits. Kylian Mbappe has additionally hit the proper chord with the Actual Madrid star, as the 2 will now try to wreck havoc at this 12 months’s version.

France have their probabilities of defending the world title with Karim Benzema returning to the workforce. Credit: Twitter

Elsewhere, Barca’s Osumane Dembele has apparently shrugged-off his harm points and hit prime kind for the membership, and will reclaim his beginning spot as properly. Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Christopher Nkunku will give a push for a spot within the beginning eleven as properly.

Identify Membership

Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid
Olivier Giroud

AC Milan

Anthony Martial

Manchester United
Ousmane Dembele


Kylian Mbappe

Karim Benzema

Actual Madrid

Kingsley Coman

Bayern Munich
Christopher Nkunku

RB Leipzig

Moussa Diaby

Bayer Leverkusen
Wissam Ben Yedder


The Possible Squad

Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Alphonse Areola, William Saliba, Ibrahima Konate, Presnel Kimpembe, Dayot Upamecano, Lucas Hernandez, Jules Kounde, Theo Hernandez, Ferland Mendy, Lucas Digne, Benjamin Pavard, Corentin Tolisso, Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien Tchouameni, Nabil Fekir, Eduardo Camavinga, Jordan Veretout, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Christopher Nkunku, Kingsley Coman

The Strongest XI [4-2-3-1]

Lloris; Kounde, Saliba, L. Hernandez; Pavard, Tchouameni, Camavinga, T. Hernandez; Griezmann; Benzema, Mbappe

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Publish date: 2022-11-08 08:04:12
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