See France’s 2022 World Cup squad
France have announced their squad for the World Cup, with Didier Deschamps boasting a star-studded attack.
Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema are among the stars named by Deschamps for this winter’s tournament.
The France boss has also included Premier League talent in the shape of Hugo Lloris, Raphael Varane, William Saliba and Ibrahima Konate.
The World Cup holders’ squad also includes Christopher Nkunku, Aurelien Tchouameni and Olivier Giroud, to name but a few.
Here is France’s World Cup squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Lloris, Areola, Mandanda.
Defenders: Pavard, Kounde, Varane, Kimpembe, Saliba, L.Hernandez, T.Hernandez, Konate, Upamecano.
Midfielders: Rabiot, Tchouameni, Y.Fofana, Guendouzi, Veretout, Camavinga
Forwards: Coman, Mbappe, Benzema, Giroud, Griezmann, O.Dembele, Nkunku
Speaking about his squad selection, Deschamps said: “To be totally honest, this has not been the easiest selection.
“It is the same for all the other national team managers. Players recovering from injury, players who got injured last night, who could get injured tonight.”
France begin their World Cup campaign on November 22 against Australia, before facing Denmark on November 26 and Tunisia on November 30.
Les Bleus are among the favourites to lift the trophy in Qatar, with Rio Ferdinand calling them one of the ‘stand-out’ teams at the World Cup.
“I worry about [England] defensively, the injuries and players not playing enough for their clubs,” he said.
“It’s going to be difficult. France, Brazil and Argentina are the stand-out teams, the depth of their squads, especially the French and Brazilian, is crazy.
“I don’t think we have that. We’ve got to have the perfect run physically [no injuries] to get anywhere near it.”
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