Here we show you the squad France announced for the upcoming FIFA World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is going to start from November 20 and the coaches have started to announce their national teams’ squad.
France’s head coach Didier Deschamps has named their official squad for the tournament. His 26-man squad surprisingly include seven forwards indicating is clear mindset of a high-pressing and attacking strategy.
France’s World Cup Squad
- Alphonse Areola (West Ham)
- Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
- Steve Mandanda (Rennes)
- Lucas Hernardez (Bayern Munich)
- Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)
- Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint-Germain)
- Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool)
- Jules Kounde (Barcelona)
- Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich)
- William Saliba (Arsenal)
- Dayot Upamencano (Bayern Munich)
- Raphael Varane (Manchester United)
- Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid)
- Youssouf Fofana (Monaco)
- Matteo Guendouzi (Marseille)
- Adrien Rabiot (Juventus)
- Aurelien Tchouameni (Real Madrid)
- Jordan Veretout (Marseille)
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
- Kinglsey Coman (Bayern Munich)
- Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)
- Olivier Giroud (AC Milan)
- Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
- Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
- Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
Karim Benzema had missed Real Madrid’s final games before the World Cup due to muscular fatigue. Deschamps however told that Benzema’s fitness is not a matter of concern to France staff.
“He’s played an enormous amount, maybe too much at one point. Karim knows that the World Cup is very important for him. He hasn’t refused to play for Real Madrid, he just wasn’t in top form. He’ll do everything to be ready for the 22nd [France’s first match],” Deschamps said.
Despite suffering a knee injury for Manchester United last month, Raphael Varane has been selected in the squad. He might get fit by the opening game against Australia.
“We have a huge challenge ahead of us. Nothing is bigger than the World Cup. But I have total faith in my players,” Deschamps said.
“You can’t change the physical form players are in. We play on the 22nd, so at least we have one week to prepare.”
France’s probable starting XI
Kylian Mbappe and Karim Benzema (ST) – There is no doubt these two are two of the best players in the world right now. Benzema was the biggest reason behind Real Madrid’s 14th UEFA Champions League title reign.
Ousmane Dembele – Dembele is back in action after suffering a long period injury problems. He has been so good for Barcelona since the start of the 2022/23 season.
Kingsley Coman – The Bayern Munich winger is going to cause some real problems for other teams in the upcoming tournament. His chemistry with other
N’Golo Kante and Aurélien Tchouaméni – N’Golo Kante is inarguably one of the greatest midfielder of this generation. He is like a ‘human train’ who runs is in the league of his own.
Tchouameni has found to be a real bargain for Real Madrid. He has molded himself in the squad, not to mention he already has a good chemistry with the club.
Theo Hernandez and Lucas Hernandez – The Hernandez brothers are going to play an important part for France this year. Both of them won their respective leagues (Serie A and Bundesliga) last season.
Raphael Varane and Benjamin Pavard – Manchester United have not lost a single match in which Raphael Varane has started. Isn’t this fact surprising?
- Kylian Mbappe – ST
- Karim Benzema – ST
- Kingsley Coman – LM
- Adrien Rabiot – CDM
- Aurélien Tchouaméni – CDM
- Ousmane Dembele – RM
- Theo Hernandez – LB
- Raphael Varane – CB
- Lucas Hernandez – CB
- Benjamin Pavard – RB
- Hugo Lloris – GK