Coming off the again of a World Cup win, can France maintain their dominance on the prime of the sport?
France UEFA Nations League Fixtures, Squad, Group, Information
France are as soon as once more going to be powerful to beat in worldwide competitors, particularly as a result of their confidence will probably be sky-high after successful the World Cup in Russia earlier this yr. Moreover they’ve a world star in Kylian Mbappe and the core of their staff will stay the identical. Nonetheless the query is whether or not they can maintain their excessive degree of play within the UEFA Nations League competitors.
Of their group they face two sides with poor World Cups in that Germany bought knocked out within the group levels and the Netherlands didn’t even qualify for the event. We count on France to be robust as soon as once more.
Didier Deschamps, age 49 (15.10.68)
The previous France captain gained the 1998 World Cup and Euro 2000 as a participant earlier than taking up because the nation’s coach in 2012. Recognized for his no-nonsense fashion, Deschamps managed to information the staff to World Cup glory however can they maintain their time on the prime.
France UEFA Nations League Group
France are in League A within the prime group alongside Germany and the Netherlands.
France UEFA Nations League Fixtures
06/09/2018 Thursday 20:45 A1 Germany vs France
09/09/2018 Sunday 20:45 A1 France vs Netherlands
16/10/2018 Tuesday 20:45 A1 France vs Germany
16/11/2018 Friday 20:45 A1 Netherlands vs France
France UEFA Nations League Squad
Didier Deschamps known as up every of his World Cup successful aspect except for two modifications. Benjamin Lecomte has are available in to switch an injured Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda is injured too.
GOALKEEPERS: Hugo Lloris (injured), Steve Mandanda (injured), Alphonse Areola, Benjamin Lecomte
DEFENDERS: Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami (retired), Djibril Sidibe, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane
MIDFIELDERS: N’Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Steven N’Zonzi, Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso
FORWARDS: Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe, Florian Thauvin
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