France Announces Squad for World Cup, Benzema, Mbappe Lead, Kante & Pogba Drop
France has announced its, 25-men squad, for the World Cup with Benzema & Mbappe leading, dropping Kante & Pogba.
Manchester United defender Raphael Varane is also selected in the squad despite tearing his hamstring in a draw at Chelsea two weeks ago.
Goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Alphonse Areola join Saliba, Konate, and Varane as the only Premier League-based players in the France team.
France World Cup list:
▫️ Areola, Lloris, Mandanda;
▫️ L. Hernandez, Theo Hernandez, Kimpembe, Koundé. Konaté, Pavard, Saliba, Upamecano, Varane;
▫️ Camavinga, Fofana, Guendouzi, Rabiot, Tchouaméni, Veretout;
▫️ Benzema, Coman, Dembélé, Giroud, Griezmann, Mbappé, Nkunku.
France’s World Cup group stage fixtures
All kick-off times GMT
France vs Australia – November 22, 7 pm
France vs Denmark – November 26, 4 pm
Tunisia vs France – November 30, 3 pm