FRANCE TEAM LIST. Wednesday, November 9, Didier Deschamps unveiled a list of 25 players with still some uncertainties.
Thank you all for following us for the announcement of Didier Deschamps’ list for the 2022 World Cup. See you 12 days now for the entry into the running of the Blues in this World Cup. The France team will try to retain its title of world champion.
Now that the list of Didier Deschamps has been revealed, let’s project on the calendar of the Blues for this group stage of the 2022 World Cup. The French team will make their debut in the competition on November 22 at 8 p.m. against Australia at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah before facing Denmark on November 26 at 5 p.m. at Stadium 974 in Doha. Deschamps’ men will finish against Tunisia on November 30 at 4 p.m. in Doha at the Education Stadium.
Before the start of the 2022 World Cup, the Blues, selected for the competition, will meet at Clairefontaine this Monday, November 14 and will do a first training session in the afternoon. A press conference with Didier Deschamps and a player is scheduled for 4 p.m. On Wednesday November 16, the French will join Doha, the capital of Qatar, before starting the preparation for the first match against Australia on November 22 at 8 p.m.
After Didier Deschamps’ list for the 2022 World Cup, the average age of the 25 players selected is 26 years and 18 days. At the last World Cup in Russia, it was 25 years and 17 days. A paradox when the Blues will evolve without two very experienced players in the midfield since N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba are forfeited.
On a favorable ballot all day following the various rumours, Eduardo Camavinga assured that he was not aware of Didier Deschamps’ list, hence his presence in front of the TF1 newspaper very early in the evening: “C’ is a lot of joy. It’s a big pride. I can’t wait to be there. I didn’t know at all before the announcement of the list. By the time I found out, I was with my family and we all jumped for joy. (…) I was in front of the TV at 7:58 p.m.!”. There was no intense stress, but the closer it got, the more I felt a small lump in my stomach. It’s a kid’s dream. Participating in it is crazy. If necessary, I would be a guardian! (…) The most important thing is to win our matches, then on an individual level to show what I am capable of, to restore the coach’s confidence, to show him the reason why he selected me ” .
On Twitter, Mattéo Guendouzi reacted to Didier Deschamps’ list. The OM midfielder is going to play his first World Cup with his nation. He delivered his first words on his Twitter account.
It was one of the elements that were guaranteed to be part of Didier Deschamps’ list. The midfielder of Juventus of Turin could experience a course at Matuidi on the occasion of this 2022 World Cup as the coach of the Blues suggested: “He has already done at Juventus of Turin. He has played different positions but it’s been a while and he has evolved himself. His development leads him to have a wider palette.”
Didier Deschamps also returned to the possibility of evolving with four attacking players on the occasion of this 2022 World Cup: “The balance is more uncertain so I can field four attacking players if the situation arises. Opposite this is not cones it’s not the playstation. It’s not because you put more attackers that you will put more goals.”
11/09/22 – 10:15 p.m. – “It does something weird to the heart, to the brain”, smiles Youssouf Fofana
His place was not completely acquired, Youssouf Fofana will be traveling to Qatar to play his first World Cup with his selection. The AS Monaco midfielder reacted to RMC Sport’s microphone: “It does something weird to the heart, to the brain! I’m taking advantage, I’m trying to do it as much as possible because I know it’s going to go very quickly until departure. It feels good, it’s a kind of work done but not finished. Honestly, I didn’t know at all. Afterwards, I see a little of what is happening around but as long as the coach does not say my first name and my name doesn’t count. I experienced this announcement with my partner and my house manager. We watched together, they were more stressed and happy than me, I think I’ll send them in my place. I can understand the effect on a player’s surroundings.”
Asked about the absence of Jonathan Clauss on this list of 25 players for the 2022 World Cup, Didier Deschamps did not hesitate to explain that the system with four defenders was the main cause of the absence of the Marseille piston: “Jonathan Clauss is one of those who can be disappointed just like Lucas Digne. These are sporting choices. The system is the main reason for Clauss’ absence.”
In a press conference, Didier Deschamps explained that Mike Maignan was absent from this list because his calf injury did not allow him to be fit for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He therefore joins N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba on the list of absentees due to injury.
During the press conference after the announcement of Didier Deschamps’ list, the coach of the Blues confided that he intended to return to a four-man defense: “I did not only use a three-man system. Apart from the structure of the list, it will not be a three-man defense but a four-man one. We had a lot of discussions with the staff, we did very good things in this system but we also had difficulties.
Even if the French team seems diminished with the absences of Paul Pogba or even N’Golo Kanté, Didier Deschamps will be able to rely on a solid and experienced workforce with 11 reigning world champion players out of the 25 selected for this Cup. world 2022.
Kylian Mbappé had to be in front of his television to follow Didier Deschamps’ list live for the 2022 World Cup because he reacted a few seconds after his summons with a tweet that brings back good memories.
Didier Deschamps also gave news of players who were uncertain but who are finally in the list he has just revealed: “Presnel had a small problem but he will be available for the last league match on Sunday. For Varane, it is a bit longer injury, but he will be available for the first match against Australia on the 22nd if all goes well. Benzema has had a few minor injuries, but he knows that the World Cup is a very important moment. He will do everything, like the whole group, to be 100%.”