with Olivier Giroud, with out Jonathan Clauss?

Finish of suspense this night (8 p.m. on TF1), with the announcement of the checklist of Blues for the World Cup. All our information and our revelations on this occasion which marks the beginning of the competitors for the French group.

For the Blues, right now is the beginning of the World Cup. From 8 p.m. tonight, the second awaited by round fifty gamers will happen: Didier Deschamps will announce his checklist for the World Cup in Qatar.

Discover all of the keys right here to know the coach’s selections for the competitors, which can be performed from 20 to 18 December in Golf.

24 or 25 gamers most

Whereas FIFA authorizes the picks to be based mostly on 26 gamers (in comparison with 23 beforehand), Didier Deschamps initially wished to retain a gaggle of 23. However accidents and uncertainties round sure gamers (Maignan, Varane, Koundé and Kimpembe particularly) led him to alter his thoughts. In line with our info, the checklist ought to subsequently comprise not less than 24 names, see 25.

Kolo Muani, the chef’s shock?

The official checklist Monday, November 14

After asserting his checklist, Didier Deschamps nonetheless has 5 days to submit it to FIFA. The deadline is certainly set for Monday, November 14 (7 p.m.). Relying on their state of well being, some gamers may thus be within the checklist tonight, however not in that of Monday night. Then, Didier Deschamps will nonetheless have till the next Monday, November 21, to make a change within the occasion of damage to one of many gamers on the checklist. It is going to be the day earlier than the primary match of the Blues, in opposition to Australia.

Finish of suspense for Giroud

After weeks and weeks of debate, we are going to know if Olivier Giroud is, sure or no, within the checklist. Whereas he hesitated rather a lot with Randal Kolo Muani, Didier Deschamps may lastly take each. The presence of the Milanese would in any case be acquired, if we confer with our colleagues from L’Equipe and RMC.

With out Jonathan Clauss?

Known as up for the primary time by Deschamps on March 17, the OM right-back isn’t in the perfect form of his life. He suffered the aftermath of an excellent begin to the season, for him as for his membership. Didier Deschamps, who depends primarily on worldwide performances, was not satisfied by his performances within the Champions League. Whereas Benjamin Pavard, Jules Koundé and Ferland Mendy can occupy his place, he has the particularity of being the one skilled proper facet within the selectables, since Leo Dubois is offside.

The Randal Kolo-Muani shock

In line with our info, Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo-Muani may make the checklist. His performances within the Bundesliga (3 objectives and seven assists) and within the Champions League (2 objectives) prompted the coach to marvel. The previous FC Nantes participant must be a part of an expanded checklist.

Veretout moderately than Camavinga?

The official withdrawals of Paul Pogba and Ngolo Kanté have pressured Didier Deschamps to noticeably query the midfielders who will depart for Qatar. Whereas the Rabiot – Tchouaméni – Fofana trio is introduced within the checklist, Guendouzi – Camavinga are approached. However DD may resolve to take Veretout as a substitute of one of many two, whereas the presence of Boubacar Kamara isn’t excluded. Particularly if the checklist is made up of 25 names.

Departure for Qatar on Wednesday 16

Gathered on Monday 14 at Clairefontaine, the Blues will fly to Qatar on Wednesday 16 November, with a view to be there not less than 5 days earlier than their first match (the 22 in opposition to Australia), as required by the rules of FIFA.

32 gamers for 26 locations

15 gamers positive to make the checklist


Hugo Lloris, Alphonse Areola


Benjamin Pavard, Raphaël Varane, William Saliba, Lucas and Théo Hernandez


Adrien Rabiot, Aurelien Tchouameni, Youssouf Fofana


Christopher Nkunku, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Kingsley Coman, Antoine Griezmann

5 Gamers effectively positioned to be there


Lucas Digne, Ferland Mendy, Presnel Kimpembe


Matteo Guendouzi


Olivier Giroud

12 Gamers who’ve their possibilities


Mike Maignan, Alban Lafont, Steve Mandanda


Benoît Badiashile, Ibrahima Konaté, Dayot Upamecano, Jonathan Clauss


Jordan Veretout, Eduardo Camavinga


Randal Kolo Muani, Moussa Diaby, Marcus Thuram

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