LIVE – French team list: towards the presence of Maignan, Varane and Kimpembe, no expected surprises

As for the lack of surprises, Clauss might be the big loser

RMC SPORT INFO – There should be no surprises or new players called up to Didier Deschamps’ list. On the other hand, the coach and his staff want to rely on players who were recently called up to the Blues and gave full satisfaction such as William Saliba in defense and Youssouf Fofana in the middle.

Two other defenders could be part of the trip to Qatar: Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konaté. The big loser on this list has to be Jonathan Clauss in the right lane. On the left, two players are in the balance: Lucas Digne and Ferland Mendy. Doubts remain for two midfield players: Mattéo Guendouzi or Eduardo Camavinga.

In attack, it should be classic with Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappé, Olivier Giroud, Ousmane Dembélé, Kinglsey Coman and Christopher Nkunku, not to mention Karim Benzema, who took every precaution in Real Madrid.

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Maignan, Varane, Kimpembe and Koundé should be there

RMC SPORT INFO – Mike Maignan, Raphaël Varane, Presnel Kimpembe and Jules Koundé, who have not played a single minute since their injury (but are in the recovery phase), should be present in Didier Deschamps’ list.

The reflection was made in support of the medical staff of the Blues, in the fact that the players could be competitive for the first match against Australia (November 22).

The main real question concerns Mike Maignan, who will likely be tested on Monday in Clairefontaine. This is why the coach seems to be announcing a list of 26 players tonight with 4 goalkeepers.

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The Real group without Benzema but with three Frenchmen

The Real Madrid team for Thursday’s reception in Cadiz has dropped and, as announced by Carlo Ancelotti, Karim Benzema is not included. Three French internationals were still called for this meeting scheduled the day after the announcement of France’s team list for the World Cup: Aurélien Tchouaméni, Eduardo Camavinga and Ferland Mendy.

Benzema’s World Cup place in jeopardy? “No”, answered an Ancelotti who wanted to admit it

Carlo Ancelotti wants to make sure about the state of health of Karim Benzema, package for the La Liga match against Cadiz on Thursday. Hindered by minor muscle glitches, the France team striker will arrive in Qatar with little playing time.

A risk of withdrawal for the World Cup? “No, answered his coach at Real Madrid. The last glitches are not important, they are small things.”

Real: Ancelotti gives news about Benzema and announces his departure against Cadiz

Carlo Ancelotti in a press conference about Karim Benzema’s departure from Real Madrid’s game against Cadiz on Thursday: “What bothers me is that he can’t help the team with his quality. He tried but he didn’t come back with a lack of comfort, which is a small thing. He was not available.

Benzema has been forfeited again with Real, according to the Spanish newspaper

Karim Benzema was once again absent from Real Madrid training this Wednesday, on the eve of the matchday 14 of La Liga against Cadiz. As it is announced that the French striker is forfeited and therefore will not play before the World Cup. The striker of the French team is hampered by his left thigh.

Maignan has confidence in private

Despite his leg injury, Mike Maignan is confident about his place in Didier Deschamps’ list for the 2022 World Cup. The AC Milan goalkeeper spoke to the Blues staff and gave the assurance.


Benzema will not play again for Real Madrid before the World Cup

Karim Benzema will miss Real Madrid’s final game before the World Cup in Qatar, tomorrow against Cadiz in La Liga (9:30 pm). The 2022 Ballon d’Or, troubled by his left thigh, swapped with Carlo Ancelotti. The two men agreed that the 34-year-old striker will not play until he feels discomfort. What is creating some concern is thirteen days before the Blues’ first World Cup match, November 22 against Australia. The player remains optimistic.


Maignan should be there

Still injured, will Mike Maignan see Doha? It is still not certain, but the goalkeeper of AC Milan should on the other hand see Clairefontaine on Monday and therefore be part of the list of Deschamps, who knows that he can always call on Mandanda in case of a recurrence. A point must be made and a final decision made.

Uncertainty on the other hand for Clauss

OM’s right-back has had a difficult start to the season with his club and not exactly successful performances in blue (in June he notably took a penalty shortly after playing). In addition, Jonathan Clauss, together with Ferland Mendy, could be the main victim of a possible system change and return to a defense in 4.

Giroud is sure

As RMC Sport announced this Sunday evening, Olivier Giroud will be part of Didier Deschamps’ list, the AC Milan center-forward offers assurances to the coach, especially in the context of uncertainty about the physical Karim Benzema’s situation, who has only played about thirty minutes in recent weeks.

Last minute changes are always possible

If a player falls ill or is seriously injured, Didier Deschamps can replace him until the day before the French team enters the tournament. Either Monday, November 21, the Blues know they will face Australia on November 22 in Al-Wakrah for their first match in Group D, which also consists of Denmark and Tunisia.

In this case, Deschamps will not be forced to draw from the group of 35 to 55 players that FIFA asked him to establish a few weeks ago (like all coaches). Any French player can be called up at the last minute. On the other hand, it is not possible to make any changes once the match against Australia is over, regardless of the events.

>>> All your questions about the list answered here

From 23 to 26 players

Didier Deschamps will have the opportunity to call up to 26 players for the World Cup tonight, as opposed to the usual 23. But according to our information, the coach should choose for a group of 24 or 25 elements in Qatar.

Behind the scenes of the “DD” list on the 8 pm news

This is the fourth time Didier Deschamps will be on TF1 8 pm scheduled to announce his list ahead of a major international competition. A list that will be sent on a USB key, and to which very few people will have access before the news.

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Welcome to this direct dedicated to the France team, and the big announcement of the list of players selected for the World Cup. Blues coach Didier Deschamps will announce the names of the lucky winners this Wednesday evening, on TF1’s 8 pm newspaper.

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