We are there. This Wednesday, from 8pm on TF1, Didier Deschamps will announce his list of players selected to play the World Cup in Qatar (20 November to 18 December). A list expanded, with some potential surprises?
Didier Deschamps was starting with 23 players, but there will be more. The French coach is expected to announce a list of 25 or 26 players for the World Cup in Qatar (20 November to 18 December) this Wednesday evening, starting at 8pm on TF1. It’s a good thing that he can call up all the players who are uncertain.
List modifiable until 21 November
Others have had recent physical problems: Mike Maignan, Lucas Hernandez, Lucas Digne or Jules Koundé, and the majority of them should be called up this Wednesday. The biggest uncertainty is for the Milan goalkeeper, who could be replaced by Steve Mandanda as No. 2, with Alphonse Areola as No. 3. All the players still in doubt will be tested until Monday, when Deschamps must officially submit his list to FIFA, although the coach can always change it afterwards.
In the event of illness or injury to one of the players called up, the former OM coach will be able to change his list up to 24 hours before Les Bleus’ first match against Australia, scheduled for 22 November. It’s a good thing that we’ve got a lot of players in the squad, but we’re not going to be able to get them out of the squad. With one player in danger: Jonathan Clauss, who has not been performing well with OM for several weeks, and who may not be included in the list according to information from L’Équipe.
Clauss not sure if he will be there
It is a good thing that we have a good chance of getting back into the game,” he said, “but we are not going to get back into the game until we are ready. It is a good idea to have a team that is not too strong,” he said, “but it is a good idea to have a team that is not too strong,” he added. But a priori without Ferland Mendy. The rest of the backline will be classic.
In midfield, three players are guaranteed to see Qatar: Adrien Rabiot, Aurélien Tchouaméni and… Youssouf Fofana. According to L’Équipe, the last two spots will be decided between Eduardo Camavinga and two Marseille players: Jordan Veretout and Mattéo Guendouzi. Unfortunately for him, Tanguy Ndombélé seems to have woken up too late with Napoli, and Boubacar Kamara, just back from injury, should not be called up. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it to the next round, but I’m sure I’ll be able to make it to the next round.
With Benzema and Giroud
Benzema will be there, and he will even be ready for Australia according to our confrères, who rely on a Madrid source. The rest is classic: Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé, Kingsley Coman, Christopher Nkunku, Ousmane Dembélé and of course Olivier Giroud, who will play his third World Cup. In principle, this leaves no room for a surprise as Martin Terrier, while Wissam Ben Yedder will likely remain in the dock. The suspense will end in a few hours…