This Thursday, the eyes of French footballers were on the headquarters of the French Football Federation. National coach Didier Deschamps announced the list of international players selected for the first meeting of the season. The vice-world champions will first take on Ireland (7 September, Parc des Princes – Paris) as part of qualifying for Euro 2024. In the second meeting, Kylian Mbappé’s team-mates will challenge Germany in a friendly match (September 12, Signal Iduna Park – Dortmund).
List of Didier Deschamps
- Patron: Alfonso Areola (West Ham), Mike Magnan (AC Milan), Bryce Samba (RC Lens).
- guard: Axel Disassi (Chelsea FC), Lucas Hernandez (PSG), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool FC), Jules Counde (FC Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Inter), William Saliba (Arsenal FC), Dayot Upamecano ( Bayern Munich).
- environment : Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid CF), Youssef Fofana (AS Monaco), Boubacar Kamara (Aston Villa FC), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus FC), Aurelien Tchoumeni (Real Madrid CF).
- Ahead: Kingsley Coman (FC Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembele (PSG), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico de Madrid), Randall Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Marcus Thuram (Inter).
no surprise but comeback
With one more game to go, the French team has opened up a six-point lead over their first opponent, Greece. To establish their superiority and avoid future headaches, Didier Deschamps’ men will have to work against a tough Irish selection to play. In doing so, the former defensive midfielder invoked his fixed values. Nothing surprising to uncover.
Lucas Hernandez (27), transferred to Paris Saint-Germain during the summer, returns to the Blue. Theo’s brother had not worn the tricolor shirt since his injury at the start of the World Cup. William Saliba, having missed the March and June rallies due to a back problem, returned to the list at 23.