Qatar 2022, right here we go

The World Cup in Qatar begins as we speak, with Qatar v Ecuador (5 p.m.) within the opening match because the reigning world champions put together for his or her opening match towards Australia on Tuesday (8 p.m., on TF1 )

Normally presently, they wrap up their final assembly of the 12 months, want one another good luck for upcoming membership occasions and meet on the first gentle of spring in March. Not this time. A 12 months and a half after a touring Euro ended within the spherical of 16 adopted by a Remaining 4 within the Nations League gained then the 2022-2023 Nations League marketing campaign, the Blues will defend their title of world champions in Qatar. This sixteenth last part for them is the primary in historical past organized throughout this era (from November 20 to December 18), with out preparation within the traditional sense of the time period for the reason that gamers had been made out there to the choice on November 14, i.e. eight days earlier than their begin towards Australia.

TOURNAMENT

For 10 years since he settled on the bench of the French group, coach Didier Deschamps has discovered to adapt between tight schedules, the COVID well being disaster and accidents. These didn’t spare him when he was placing down his record for the World Cup till Karim Benzema’s package deal yesterday. FIFA approved 26 gamers (as a substitute of the same old 23) and the coach, who had summoned 25 parts within the TF1 newscast on Wednesday November 9, known as a twenty sixth man on the primary day of the rally: Marcus Thuram, current on the Euro 2020, subsequently joined the group that left, injured and with a heavy coronary heart, Presnel Kimpembe then, the following day, Christopher Nkunku. They had been changed by Monaco defender Axel Disasi, a novice in blue, and striker Randal Kolo Muani. One other critical damage was added: Karim Benzema. The Ballon d’Or 2022 was compelled to withdraw from the event three days earlier than the entry into the operating of the Tricolors. He is not going to get replaced within the group which can subsequently begin at 25.

Even disadvantaged of a number of executives (Maignan, Kimpembe, Pogba, Kanté, Benzema), the ambition of the French group stays intact as recalled by Didier Deschamps. And if ten gamers will stay their first last part in competitors with the A (see statistics)they are going to be guided by ten world champions.

The kick-off of the most important competitors on this planet can be given on Sunday, November 20 at 5 p.m., with the opening match between the host nation and Ecuador. For the Blues, the journey begins on Tuesday November 22 towards Australia (8 p.m., stay on TF1). Like in 2018.


Coach Didier Deschamps (picture Simon MORCEL / SPORTPACK / FFF).

THE SCHEDULE OF MATCHES

First spherical

  • Tuesday, November 22 (8 p.m.): France-Australia
  • Saturday 26 November (5 p.m.): France-Denmark
  • Wednesday 30 November (4 p.m.): Tunisia-France

STATISTICS

sixteenth entry to a last part
26 gamers approved by FIFA, a primary. All will be capable to seem on the match sheet not like the final Euro. The Blues advance to 25.
4th last part of the World Cup for Hugo Lloris which can equal the file of Thierry Henry.
10 reigning world champions seem within the group of 26 of Didier Deschamps: Lloris, Mandanda, Areola, Varane, Pavard, L. Hernandez, Dembélé, Giroud, Griezmann, Mbappé.
10 gamers will stay their first last part of competitors with the French group: Théo Hernandez, Konaté, Saliba, Upamecano, Camavinga, Youssouf Fofana, Guendouzi, Tchouaméni, Veretout and Kolo Muani. Current at Euro 2020, Jules Koundé, Adrien Rabiot, Kingsley Coman and Marcus Thuram will uncover the World Cup.
139 choices for the goalkeeper and captain of the Blues firstly of the event. He’s solely three lengths behind Lilian Thuram, essentially the most capped participant.
49 targets scored by Olivier Giroud throughout his profession in blue began eleven years in the past in November 2011. The striker is 2 models behind Thierry Henry, France’s prime scorer in historical past.


Hugo Lloris in the course of the 2018 World Cup last (picture Igor KRALJ / PIXSELL / ICON SPORT).

The record of chosen gamers

  • 1. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
  • 16. Steve Mandanda (Marseille)
  • 23. Alphonse Areola (West Ham)
  • 2. Benjamin Pavard (Bayern Munich)
  • 3. Axel Disasi (AS Monaco)
  • 4. Raphael Varane (Manchester United)
  • 5. Jules Kounde (FC Barcelona)
  • 17. William Saliba (Olympic Marseille)
  • 18. Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)
  • 21 Lucas Hernandez (Atletico de Madrid)
  • 22. Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)
  • 24. Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool FC)
  • 6. Mattéo Guendouzi (Olympique de Marseille)
  • 8. Aurelien Tchouameni (Actual Madrid)
  • 13. Youssouf Fofana (AS Monaco)
  • 14. Adrien Rabiot (Juventus)
  • 15. Jordan Veretout (Olympique de Marseille)
  • 25. Eduardo Camavinga (Actual Madrid)
  • 7. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid)
  • 9. Olivier Giroud (AC Milan)
  • 10. Kylian Mbappé (Paris-SG)
  • 11. Ousmane Dembele (FC Barcelona)
  • 12. Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt)
  • 20. Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich)

26. Marcus Thuram (Borussia Monchengladbach)


The quantity listed is the one they may put on. In parentheses, the membership the place they play.

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