France Announce Squad for March International Break

France Announce Squad for March International Break

France manager Didier Deschamps earlier announced the France squad for the upcoming March international friendlies against Germany and Chile ahead of the Euro 2024 later this year. 

France squad for Germany and Chile International friendlies announced

Didier Deschamps announces France squad
Didier Deschamps spoke at a press conference as he revealed his France squad for upcoming friendlies (Pic Credits: Getty Images)

Les Bleus will return to action in the international break on 23rd March as they take on Germany in an international friendly. Manager Didier Deschamps announced the France squad last night and has called 23 men up for the international friendlies. France will first take on Germany and then Chile as the World Cup runners-up prepare for the upcoming Euros 2024 in June. Didier Deschamps will be without veterans Paul Pogba, N’golo Kante, and Raphael Varane and will have to experiment with the France squad to find his best XI for the Euros.

However, Deschamps had to choose from a restricted pot while selecting the France squad due to various injuries to players. Chelsea forward Christopher Nkunku recently sustained an injury while playing for Chelsea and will be unavailable. Similarly, winger Kingsley Coman will also remain on the sidelines with an injury. 

Meanwhile, Deschamps called up some interesting profiles for the France squad ahead of the friendlies. PSG’s promising young midfielder Warren Zaiire Emery was called up for the ties in the absence of prominent midfielders. He will be joined by Moussa Diaby in the squad who has been fantastic for Aston Villa in attack. 

Going forward, Didier Deschamps seems least worried about his attack as he continues to call up his most preferred forwards. Captain Kylian Mbappe and vice-captain Antoine Griezmann will yet again lead the France squad going forward. Meanwhile, France’s all-time top goalscorer, Olivier Giroud, returns with the intention of retaining his spot for the Euros. On the wing, France have the creative outlet of Ousmane Dembele. The attack resembles the 2022 World Cup attack and won’t be a point of concern for Deschamps. He will look forward to combining this lethal attack with a strong midfield and finding the best concoction for his young defense. 

France squad for Germany and Chile International Friendlies:

France will first face Germany on 23rd March and then take on Chile three days later on 26th March. Here is the full 23-man France squad for the friendlies:

Goalkeepers:

Mike Maignan (AC Milan), Brice Samba (RC Lens), Alphonse Areola (West Ham)

Defenders:

Jonathan Clauss (Olympique Marseille), Lucas Hernandez (PSG), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Jules Kounde (FC Barcelona), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Benjamin Pavard (Inter Milan)

Midfielders:

Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurlien Tchouameni (Real Madrid), Warren Zaiire-Emery (Paris Saint-Germain)

Forwards: 

Marcus Thuram (Inter Milan), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Randal Kolo Muani (Paris Saint-Germain), Kylian Mbappe (C) (PSG), Antoine Griezmann (VC) (Atletico Madrid), Moussa Diaby (Aston Villa) 


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