Euro 2020 France Squad: The France Euro 2020 squad has been confirmed, and includes a shock inclusion for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. There is, however, no place for Manchester United’s Anthony Martial. Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram has been included instead.
France are one of the favourites to lift the trophy at Wembley in July after their triumphant World Cup 2018 campaign.
Germany in Group F: France will stiff competition in Group F- which has also been termed as the ‘group of death. With the likes of 2014 FIFA World Cup winner, Germany and Euro 2016 champions Portugal, Deschamps and his men will have a strong task cut out for themselves.
v Hungary W8 D2 L12
v Portugal W18 D1 L6
v Germany W14 D8 L9
France Squad for UEFA Euro 2020, 3 Key players to watch out for:
The influence of EURO 2016’s best player and top scorer on the team has deepened with time; he scored three and set up seven in EURO 2020 qualifying, and has since overtaken Zinédine Zidane in France’s all-time top scorers rankings.
The centre-back has settled with minimal fuss at Barcelona and, having only made his senior France debut in June 2019, now looks to be first choice alongside Raphaël Varane at the heart of Deschamps’ defence.
Kylian Mbappe has emerged in recent years as France’s best player for not only the future, but also the present day. Taking over the mantle from Antoine Griezmann, Mbappe is setting Europe alight with his displays for PSG, and is still just 22-years-old. The forward revels playing in France’s forward line, combining with Griezmann.
France Euro 2020 Schedule:
Wednesday 16 June 2021: France vs Germany (12.30 AM IST)
Saturday 19 June 2021: Hungary vs France (6.30 PM IST)
Thursday 24 June 2021: Portugal vs France (12.30 AM IST)
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Goalkeepers: Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Steve Mandanda (Marseille), Mike Meignan (LOSC Lille)
Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton), Léo Dubois (Lyon), Lucas Hernandez (Bayern), Presnel Kimpembe (Paris), Jules Koundé (Sevilla), Clément Lenglet (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Bayern), Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid), Kurt Zouma (Chelsea)
Midfielders: N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea), Thomas Lemar (Atlético Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham), Corentin Tolisso (Bayern)
Forwards: Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Kingsley Coman (Bayern), Ousmane Dembélé (Barcelona), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona), Kylian Mbappé (Paris), Marcus Thuram (Mönchengladbach)
France, Euro 2020 – Predictions
France will be hoping to get off to a strong start and make amends for their Euro 2016 loss against Portugal in the finals. With the like of Benzema, Mbappe and a star-studded lineup, the reigning World Champions are definitely one of the favourites to lift the trophy this time around.
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