France national team boss Didier Deschamps has revealed this Thursday afternoon his squad for Les Bleus’ September fixtures.
As previously revealed today, PSG left-back Lucas Hernandez makes his return with France nine months after his season-ending ACL injury. The former Bayern Munich collapsed to the ground in agony during Les Bleus‘ 2022 World Cup opening win against Australia in the group stage.
There was doubt as to whether Liverpool centre-back Ibrahima Konaté would get the nod after sustaining a minor muscle injury. The former Leipzig man eventually receives another call-up. Deschamps’ France midfield stalwarts N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba have both missed out, despite their recent outings with their respective teams.
Les Bleus will face the Republic of Ireland on 7th September at Paris’ Parc des Princes as part of their campaign to qualify for the Euro 2024. France lead Group B courtesy of their four wins in as many games, against The Netherlands (4-0), Ireland (1-0), Gibraltar (3-0) and Greece (1-0). France will then face Germany for a friendly game at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park on 12th September.
Didier Deschamps France squad to face Ireland and Germany
Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (West Ham), Mike Maignan (AC Milan), Brice Samba (Lens)
Defenders: Axel Disasi (Chelsea), Lucas Hernandez (PSG), Theo Hernandez (AC Milan), Ibrahima Konaté (Liverpool), Jules Koundé (Barcelona), Benjamin Pavard (Inter Milan), William Saliba (Arsenal), Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)
Midfielders: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid), Youssouf Fofana (Monaco), Boubacar Kamara (Aston Villa) Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Aurélien Tchouaméni (Real Madrid),
Forwards: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ousmane Dembélé (PSG), Olivier Giroud (AC Milan), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Randal Kolo Muani (Frankfurt), Kylian Mbappé (PSG), Marcus Thuram (Inter Milan)
GFFN | Bastien Cheval